The review today comes for a book with a title I, would assume, have no business reading, but the book is so much more than the title suggests.
Hannah and the Lucky Faerie by Simon Willis tells the story of the title character who is struggling with the everyday hubbub of city life. She has a tough job, can’t carry on with a good relationship, and more or less can’t catch a break. When the going gets tough, she grabs a bottle of Southern Comfort and consults the council of her best friend for girl’s nights. While this may sound like the setup for every 90s Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan film they put out, the canvas Simon Willis paints takes a huge left turn that I didn’t see coming.
As suggested by the title, Hannah strolls into a local shop where she comes by a good luck charm (that she steals if I remember correctly), which leads to things looking up for her and the reader not exactly knowing where the story is going until Willis’ knack for fantasy kicks in and we are introduced to an all-out war.
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This will also be coming in 2015. A loose retelling of Comedy of Errors.
A step outside of the fantasy realm. More details coming later this year.
Coming in 2015.
Thanks to everyone who read and enjoyed The Silhouette. While exploring a similar origin, this story will hold a much darker tone and narrative.
Plunged into limbo following death at the hands of his father, Alan Quinn opens his eyes to the mystery of his untimely demise.
Mark as to-read on Goodreads now: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22729496-alan-quinn
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.