Troubador The Lyme Brook Mist

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781838595265

Format: Paperback

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Anton Corvus combines elements of many of the great literary classic adventures (think Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) with various dystopian classics (1984) then adds dozens of allusions to the works of classic writers (like Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Lear) to create a unique world of fantasy, mystery and mayhem in this spellbinding and frequently hilarious novel which follows the journey of an average teenage boy, Leo, through a mad world of weird characters and crazy situations.


Part tribute to his own literary heroes, part guessing-game based on literature, Corvus hides his references to the classics in the names of both people and things – trying to guess what lies hidden in each page is almost as much fun as reading the story. The deducing of the story from the clues provided will also appeal to all lovers of the mystery genre – can you work out what has happened before the end?

Anton's debut novel, The Lyme Brook Mist, will be published in 2020.

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"Anton Corvus combines elements of many of the great literary classic adventures (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Wizard of Oz, to name but a few) with various dystopian classics (1984, The Trial, et al.) then adds dozens of other allusions to the works of classic writers (Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan-Doyle, et al.) to create his own bizarre world of fantasy, mystery and often mayhem in this spellbinding and frequently hilarious novel which follows the journey of an average teenage boy, Leo, through a mad world of weird characters and crazy situations.

Part tribute to his own literary heroes - part guessing game based on literature - Corvus hides many of his references to the classics in the names of both people and things and also uses anagrams and other devices to entice his readers into trying to identify what characters and circumstances are allusions to something else. Trying to guess what lies hidden in each page is almost as much fun as reading the story itself, and determining whether characters are good or bad is also frequently not as obvious as it might first appear. The deducing of the story and message behind the overall scenario, from the clues provided as the plot unfolds, will also appeal to all lovers of the mystery genre – can you work out what has happened before much of it is revealed towards the end of the book?

All in all, a fascinating and eclectic mix of classic adventure literature, fantasy and mystery, all suitably spiced with just the right amount of pure comedy, and a few tears, to sate the appetite of any lover of a traditional good story well told. Readers will find this novel both enthralling in terms of the story and quite unique in its scenario."

- Alex Ó Fearghail

www.awenyddion.com

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Anton Corvus

Anton spent his entire career in the financial sector and travelled very widely. As he was away from home a lot, he wrote bedtime stories for his two sons to read to them, initially over the phone, and later via Skype. At 50, he left the world of business behind to become a full-time author.

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