Rosetta Moon has grown up isolated on a mountain with her flask swilling grandmother and workaholic mother. With a vast knowledge of the world beyond, she dreams of one day exploring it and, perhaps, making a friend or two.
When her fifteenth birthday arrives it brings with it a vanishing house, a boy with wings, an owl eyed man and a strange pair of gloves. Quickly, she learns three things.
1. She is a cypher hero and a key to all worlds.
2. Her family’s business is far more than what she thought it was.
And 3, her life is, and has always been, in grave danger.
I went in to this story with no expectations which meet I was open to whatever the store had to offer. The story is a little Alice in wonderland meets the Medoran Chronicles with a hint of something extra.
We meet a girl who has spent her whole life living in a world that has been created to protect her. She is isolated with only her mum and grandma for company. But when her aunty and uncle surprise her on her birthday a series of events will changed her life forever.
There is lots of different messages that come from the story and what you read into is clearly in the eye of the reader. Whether it is truth honesty trust family friendship or something else.
Like any good story we have our heroine, villans, and heros. But not everything is as it seems.
We also have a menagerie of wonderfully created characters and a location that is not quite what it seems.
I really enjoyed the stories plot and characters and I can not wait to find out what will happen next.
- Series: The Border Door Chronicles (Book 1)
- Paperback: 710 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (May 9, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1521236100
- ISBN-13: 978-1521236109
About the author
B.R Love grew up in Victoria, Australia with too many pets and too much free time. She vanished into a gelatinous black void ten years ago on a drunken dare and hasn’t been seen since. Her writing often makes its way through the void covered in ectoplasm and viscera. Most of the time it’s illegible and barely makes sense, other times it’s just an itemized list of her favourite breeds of dog, (in case you were curious, they’re all number one). Occasionally, a story will emerge from the void that’s not too shabby and finds its way onto blogs and literary journals. When the manuscript for this novel slipped through the void, a note was attached. It read, ‘To whomever it may concern. I got drunk with a five-headed goat demon and he bet that I couldn’t write and publish a book. Please get this published or else he gets my first born. I mean, I plan on adopting anyway, but I like to keep my options open. Much obliged. B. R. Love.’
This is B.R. Love’s first published novel and surely not to be her last if she keeps drinking with that five-headed goat demon. Her mother and dogs hope she returns from the void soon.