Friday, 29 February 2008

Tom Corven

The official blurb

On a remote coast in Scotland, a boy opens his eyes to a world he does not recognise. Almost dead, he stumbles on a desolate cottage where he meets the beautiful Katriana and a man she professes to be her uncle.

Stormbound and haunted by visions, the boy, Tom Corven is his name, soon realises that finding Creggan was no accident. But as he uncovers the truth of his unique place in the universe, Tom must find and control the power he harbours before it destroys him. Only then will he be ready to fight the evil stalking him to Creggan and only then will he understand that the fate of billions rests with what he does next.

My Review

This is a delightful story set in modern Scotland and follows as the blurb above states the experience of "the boy" who wakes on a bleak island beach with no memory.

It's a real mystery story where each episode leads the reader through a clue to the preceeding events until we start rolling forwards in a roller coaster of excitment, magic and adventure.

I was constantly waiting for the next episode ( I was using Podiobooks to release 1 episode a week to my podcatcher ) but didn't want to listen because I knew the story would be coming to an end. I was totally absorbed and drawn into the story, and this was enhanced by the loverly reading by the author.

Reading = 3/3
Production = 2/3
Story = 3/3

Total = 8/9

You can find this at Podiobooks