Little White Hands
Series: Garlan Greatheart #1
By, Mark Cushen
Format Read: Physical Copy 303 pages
Obtained from: Storytellers On Tour and Mark Cushen for event.
Garlan’s dreams of being just like the knights he idolizes may not be as impossible as he has always been led to believe, when he is chased from his home and thrust headlong into the kind of adventure he had only ever read about in books.
Setting out on a journey that spans the entire kingdom of Faeland, Garlan will traverse impossible mountains and stormy seas and battle terrible monsters, all to keep the world he knows safe from an enemy who will stop at nothing to bring about a never-ending winter.
With a cast of fantastical characters to aid him in his quest, can Garlan overcome his self-doubt and find the courage he needs to rise above his humble station and become the hero he always dreamed of being?
The fate of the world rests in his hands.
I Read this book is part of a book tour from Storytellers On Tour and was completely blown away by how in-depth the entire world is and we’ve only scratched the surface. I got to the point I was reading this book for what ended up as over 6 hours straight. Something I haven’t done in quite awhile.
The story definitely started with the kitchen boy Garlan that is bumbling around “training” as a knight while dreaming of the adventures he would like to have before he was able to find his way and grow into a stronger character.
Luckily, he meets a few friends that are able to help him along the way. I definitely say I could use an Old Face in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the growth of the main character Garlan as the series progressed. Garland to be highly relatable while growing up having some of the same self-doubt that many of us have not only in adulthood but also quite frequently as children. The growth didn’t feel forced and everything seemed to happen kind of organically as he grew into himself a more. He was definitely not overpowered but he did have some luck on his side and was able to sharpen his skills through his trials.
I do think that this is for a little bit older young adults maybe around Middle School age as there are some areas of violence. But overall I think just about any age can really enjoy this adventure.
In my opinion this is a great story and hopefully just the beginning to a series that I hope goes on for a very long time, I look forward to the next book as this one was highly exciting and fraught with adventure and a few twists.
There’s no other way to rate this, I give this book 5 wooden swords out of 5.
About the Author: Mark Cushen
Mark has loved the fantasy genre since he accidentally stumbled onto Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion masterpiece, “Jason and the Argonauts”, while channel-hopping one Christmas-time Saturday afternoon, somewhere between the ages of 5 and 8.
Ever since then he has been obsessed with stories of sword-wielding heroes battling monsters in fantastical lands, and is now attemping to create his own.Little White Hands is the first of (hopefully) many.
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Website – https://www.markcushen.com
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Prize: A signed copy of Little White Hands by Mark Cushen – International
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Ends: November 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
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