A delightfully inspiring young writer, Maxine Alan-Hart, has joined me in writing the sequel to The Great Wizard Wars.
She is a vet with a wicked sense of humour which shines through in The Wacky Wizard Wars.
Maxine will also co-write the third book in this series. Each can be read as a stand-alone.
See Maxine's website for details of her other work in progress where she draws upon her experiences of animals she has encountered as a vet.
TER INTERVIEW 31 July TALK RADIO EUROPE at 6-7 pm
If you missed this, catch up with Maxine's radio interview on TRE Talk Radio Europe which was on the BOOK SHOW on 31st July at 6-7 pm where she discussed her up and coming book based on animals she has encountered as a vet.
Hear some interesting and unexpected anecdotes about working with another author!
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This book was an enjoyable and straightforward read. It is a great book for early readers with an adorable cast of characters. I particularly liked Gnashers and Suskins and their home. Having them originate in Africa was a fun addition to the story that I didn’t expect and enjoyed exploring immensely.
I did think this book was fairly simple. It was fun, but did not really have much depth to it otherwise. The Wizard world felt a little generic, and some of the characters seemed to blend together quite a bit. This is the second book in a series, and though it can be read alone, I don’t know if I missed any world building or character development in the first book that could have added something to this one.
That said, I think the film aspect of this book was a nice addition. I think younger readers would have a great time with how this book progresses. It is paced nicely to keep attention and move the story along before a younger audience would lose focus. The conclusion was satisfying, with enough left to make room for future stories in this world.
A cute and entertaining read, well written and engrossing.
The cast of characters is interesting and fleshed out, the world building original and the plot flow.
I really enjoyed this book, it was special to read as it was by a local author. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and my favorite character was Fango because I enjoyed learning about his whole life. This book was at about the same level as Harry Potter. By Freddie, aged 9.
This is the second book of the Wacky Wizard War - a quick summary is written first so if you have not read the first one. Do not worry as you will be up to date in a few pages.
The great war has ended, the dark lord defeated. As the good wizards live in peace and create a film. A power mad witch is planning a takeover. She stumbles across a coven of modern day ordinary folk witches who she snares into her web. However the expected happen when the dark lord Mortor rises and takes away the leadership.
Who will win in the war of good versus evil?
The start of the book launched straight into the action of what happened. I found it exciting and the language was easy to read. Every now and then a sketch would pop up which was nicely.
The story is easy to follow and I can see plenty of children being engaged in this book :)
I loved this just as much as book 1!
I’m aware this is a middle grade book (7-11 uk) but as a 37 year old I really enjoyed it too.
It stayed true to book one and didn’t create a whole new scenario which I appreciated and wizzo is fabulous with his creations.
I’d have loved to have seen more of gnasher and his girlfriend- especially how he’s coping with her!
Born in Kenya,
Schooled in England
B.Sc.(hons) degree in Scotland.
A research biologist in game areas of central Africa.
A junior and high school teacher in South Africa.
A lecturer in the U.K.
And now ... a writer in Guernsey
Born in the UK
Schooled in South Africa & UK
Veterinary degree - Bristol University
An interest in exotic animals.
A career as a vet for 13 years both in the UK and abroad.
Currently writing in the UK during a career break.
See Maxine's website for news of her books www.maxinealan-hart.com