Stand Alone Fantasy Titles, August 2012
Extraordinary. And sadly mostly forgotten. John Myers Myers weaves the tale of A. Clarence Shandon, whose ship Naglfar founders in a storm and and he finds himself on an island known as the Commonwealth of Letters. There he meets Golias and the two of them explore the island and come to encounter myriad characters from various tales and legends. Beowulf, Daniel Boone, Robin Hood, Job -- these are just a few of the people Shandon, aka Silverlock, encounters. It is a fun and adventurous tale and the ship captain ultimately learns more about himself as he engages in various exchanges with these extraordinary figures. Not always an easy book to find these days but well worth the hunt.