Review: ‘Divine Invention’, by Linden Forster


Most stories begin with either an unforeseen turn of events or a problem.

Krank has a problem. For centuries, the people of the island have lived on the animals and plants to be found there. It was bliss and so the population grew. It was not until very recently anyone noticed that the quantity of plants and animals had not. The delicate balance of the ecosystem has tipped and food is dwindling.

The King assigned the island’s two resident self-proclaimed geniuses, the Creators, to find a solution. The fruits of their labour ripen into the invention of the world’s first aquatic transportation device and promises to provide passage from the island to search further afield for food and resources.

So, there it is. Problem solved. End of story. Barring any unforeseen turn of events…

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My Review

Thanks to Rachel for organising this blog tour and to Linden for sending me a copy of this book.

On the tiny island kingdom of Krank food supplies are running low and the king has ordered ‘Creators’ Edin and Koel to find a solution. Meanwhile Aereon, teenaged lackey of the king is out finding out just how much food they actually have left. He’s a bit of an enigma, being the only vegetarian on an island of meat eaters.

The Creators do come up with something, a means to get across the water to land where they might be able to find more food. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and Aereon has to take over the project.

I enjoyed this novel, it really made me laugh. The tone is ever-so-slightly sarcastic and satirical, and the adventures of Aereon, Koel and Edin on land and sea are fun, and the descriptions are vivid. The characters are entertaining, and show some character growth and rounding.

There’s the odd typo and sentences where the author has gone a bit odd but nothing major.

I read most of this book in one day, happily turning the pages and exploring as their world opened up for me, and Aereon, Koel and Edin, and I’m very much looking forward to reviewing the next book in the series in May.

Author Bio ā€“

Linden Forster began writing at the age of seventeen. Divine Invention is his debut novel and it took seven years from the idea conjuring at the back of an English class to reaching the page.

Since then, writing has become his dream and passion. His sequel is finished and awaiting publication, while he types the third in a darkened room.

He is a lover of nature and enjoys walks in the country and often ventures out armed with a notepad and pen.

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R Cawkwell

Hi I'm Rosemarie and I like to write. I write short stories and longer fiction, poetry and occasionally articles. I'm working on quite a few things at the minute and wouldn't mind one day actually getting published in print.

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