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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Luke Coles and the Flower of Chiloe by Josh Walker

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Luke Coles doesn't remember his past, where he’s from or who he is. After the Battle of Gettysburg, he searches for a home in the old west. Eventually, he finds work as a miner in Mexico and makes a life for himself.
Then he discovers a new world, a supernatural one. His awareness of the monsters around him causes him to run. On Chiloe Island, he hopes things will return to normal. There, a merchant’s daughter catches his eye.
Just when he thinks things have returned to normal, the paranormal world sucks him back in. It is then that he finally begins to realize his destiny in a world full of mythological creatures, and magic.
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Josh Walker was born the third of seven children. He was raised in Cheyenne, WY. Growing up, he was a fan of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After graduating High School, he spent two years in Chile: learning the language and culture, meeting new people, and making lifelong friends. He returned to the United States, taking an interest in early childhood education and spent eight years in that field. Going back to Chile to visit old friends, he found a new one - the best friend he ever had, Macarena. They have been married for seven years and have two children, a one year old boy and three year old girl. When he isn't writing or working at his day job, he is spending time with his wife and kids.
Review: Luke Coles and the Flower of Chiloe is written in such a unique way that sometimes it's easy to forget that it's fiction based in folklore rather than reality! Josh Walker has an extraordinary way of bringing his characters to life through his vivid and imaginative descriptions, and the locations he used were brought to life in my imagination. He is a very talented author who takes care to ensure that the multiple storylines running through the main plot of the book are always remembered - nothing is left at a loose end. 5 stars easily earned - I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
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