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Ebook Details
  • 05/2022
  • 979-8985392616
  • 312 pages
  • $9.99
Audio Details
  • 05/2022
  • 979-8985392623
  • 303 pages
  • $19.99
paperback (also available in e-book & audiobook) Details
  • 979-8985392609
  • 303 pages
  • $16.95
Abner Serd
Author
The Legend of Pedestrio
Abner Serd, Author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

A wandering storyteller and a shy backwoodsman roam the countryside – encountering slick-fingered hornswoggles, five-legged catawampuses, and the occasional malevolent supernatural Being – as they search for a mysterious stranger said to walk the Earth by day and the sky at night. Part fantasy and part campfire tale, The Legend of Pedestrio is a humorous novel about folks who travel by foot, the stories they tell, and what happens when one of those stories comes to life.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: Between Pedestrio and the Old Ones, Abner and Vern's scramble across the wilderness, and a running field guide told in footnotes, this novel is a fascinating, though sometimes unfocused, look at stories and the art of storytelling. The world occasionally feels more like a loose collection of puns than a cohesive whole.

Prose: The choice to eschew traditional punctuation, such as comma placement, and occasionally grammar and spelling, distracts from rather than enhance the narrative. The novel might benefit from the poetic tone that might lend itself to some artistic license in those areas. While otherwise serviceable, the narration does spend much time explaining various wildlife and plant species that don't relate to the overall story

Originality: From the catawampus on to Nothing Flat, this novel is rife with unique ideas in its names, wildlife, and story beats.

Character Development/Execution: Serd nails the mythic tone when describing the Old Ones, and Vern and Abner have a charming friendship that certainly feels real and true.

Date Submitted: August 14, 2022

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2022
  • 979-8985392616
  • 312 pages
  • $9.99
Audio Details
  • 05/2022
  • 979-8985392623
  • 303 pages
  • $19.99
paperback (also available in e-book & audiobook) Details
  • 979-8985392609
  • 303 pages
  • $16.95

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