Oooh this was an awesome book and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!! It also makes me want to start a swear jar for my readings… Every time I run across a swear word throw in a penny, what do you guys think? This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review!
Title: The Old Man and the Princess
Author: Sean-Paul Thomas
Goodread Synopsis: Would you believe a strange old man if he kidnapped you off the streets and told you that you and your dead parents were from another planet?
‘EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.’ Chesca, Goodreads blogger
Is the old man, really, who he says he is? And is he telling Sersha the truth about who she is and where she is truly from?
An eccentric old Irish man, who claims to be ‘not of this Earth,’ kidnaps Sersha, a young, headstrong, Irish foster girl, from the streets of Galway and tries to convince her that her life’s destiny is tied to a mystical cave in the Scottish highlands.
But with strange and suspicious, underworld figures, violently on their trail, Sersha, struggles back and forth with the old man’s real identity and his far fetched intentions to whether he truly is genuine in his wild and fantastical beliefs. Or is he really just some mad and demented, old fool, having a mental breakdown in his twilight years.
A thrilling and witty, action packed, Sci Fi mystery, that will keep you guessing, right up until the breathtaking finale.
With witty, razor sharp dialogue, characters who will melt your heart and won’t ever forget – Read this novel now to find out why everyone who buys this book absolutely loves it.
My Thoughts: This was a really great read! The title made me want to read it, it just sounds interesting no? But I really didn’t expect it to be this awesome! Psycho teenagers, creepy old men, uzis, what’s not to love?! And the whole Irish totally invaded my thoughts, I know have an Irishman in me head.
This is a fast paced book! Two hundred fifty pages will fly by but you will still connect with the characters. Sersha the foster-child/dancer is feisty/ foul mouthed, and ready for an adventure. Derek is a crazy old man with a mean right hook, even feistier than Sersha, a mysterious background involving wizards, and eventually wields an uzi. My favorite character though, is Deren the psychotic brother/torture specialist/crazy knife guy/psycho. He isn’t in much of the book but I still really liked him, especially the first scene with him and the three men ^_^
This is definitely dark fantasy, dark humor, dark everything, but if you are into adventures and guns then this book is pretty stupendous! Thomas has a way with words that draws readers into the story from start to finish. Oh and of course Neko fell for it. The entire way, at the end I was still expecting to find a Stargate and O’neill or Sheppard waiting for Sersha… Neko will persevere!
There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like, I was shocked when the book ended. I wanted more ;_; it did have a good ending, I’m just shellfish like that.
Overall, go read the book! Go now! Shoo! It’s well worth the time spent reading!
If guns, dancers, feisty old men, or Mars are some of your favorite things then give the Old Man and the Princess a try! If the Dark Lord Cthulhu is your idea of a date night then… Try it anyways?
Anyone else read the Old Man and the Princess? What did you guys think? Wanna go cave spelunking?
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