A Story of Giants

Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
154 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2021
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Author Biography

Scarlett Ripley pens the series A Story of Giants, a fantasy series based on String Theory. She loves to blend fantasy, science fiction, adventure, romance, and self-actualisation in her writing, giving her stories a broad appeal beyond traditional fantasy-genre books. All of her writing features strong female protagonists.
A former lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts, Scarlett lives with her family in London, England. Scarlett loves to hear from her readers and encourages them to get in touch with her via her website or any of her social media channels. She is also very supportive of other writers, particularly those just starting out.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Imagine the world as only being one in an infinite string, like a length of pearls. Nan has such a string of pearls. When Leanna and her younger sister, Violet, lose their parents, they go to live with Nan. Strange things happen, things Leanna doesn’t understand. Nan explains it quite simply: “Our world is one on a string. There are others – uncountable other worlds and uncountable other strings. And sometimes, maybe, those strings bump into each other.” But, then Nan dies and the girls are on their own, left to the foster care system for their care until they are old enough to make it on their own. When Leanna turns 18, Violet gives her a special pouch that Nan made her promise to give her older sister when she turned 18. Inside is Nan’s precious string of pearls. There’s something about these pearls that connect Leanna to other worlds. And, just when she thought she understood her own place in this world, she’s welcomed into another world of sorts, a world of giants. Only these giants are not large as one would expect. These giants are so defined by what they can do.

Scarlett Ripley’s fantasy novel, A Story of Giants: Book 1, is an adventure-packed, thrilling novel that will appeal to young adult fantasy enthusiasts. It has everything one would expect: magic, interspatial transportation, superhuman gifts or powers, and the adventure that leads brave young warriors on a quest to bring peace and humility to an infinite number of worlds. Leanna, the superhero, a strong female protagonist, isn’t sure what to believe when she’s first welcomed into this world of giants. But her sister’s there, so it can’t be that unusual, can it? However, just as her training intensifies, the Council that controls and protects the policies that keep the chain of worlds safe is threatened, and Leanna and the other new trainees, including her sister, must embark on a dangerous mission to protect and defend it. Female power and the strong bond of sisterhood shine through this story as does the ever-present battle between good and evil. A real page-turner.