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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Brinewood is an epic fantasy novella written by Kevin Hopson. Jacob’s day was certainly turning out differently than he had expected. After all, it wasn’t every day that one was dragged through a portal and tumbled headlong into a totally alien world. Jacob woke to find several short and stocky gentlemen anxiously watching over him to see if he had survived the transfer. Their garb was rustic and primitive, and while one wore his hair in a mohawk, another’s was shoulder length and gray. Fortunately for Jacob, he and his spectators spoke a common language, and he began to learn where he was, why he had ended up there, and what they wanted from him. Jacob soon discovered that he was, indeed, on a totally different planet, Oabrora, and specifically in The Jaded Forest. A wizard by the name of Fremonar had issued the impromptu and totally disorienting summons that had gotten him there. Jacob was a former police officer, now a private investigator, and his investigative talents were needed to find the murderer of Fremonar’s brother. That accomplished, the wizard would send him on his merry way back to planet Earth.
Kevin Hopson’s epic fantasy novella, Brinewood, is a light-hearted and entertaining blend of the detective fiction and epic fantasy genres. I enjoyed following along with Jacob as he becomes acquainted with Oabrora and its decidedly different inhabitants. Hopson’s characters are well-defined and authentic, especially the bemused Jacob who at times reminded me of Swift’s Gulliver as he surveys his new domain. Seeing him enjoying his hosts’ hospitality and getting down to serious sleuthing is great fun indeed. Hopson’s plot is clever, and his writing is a joy to read. Brinewood is most highly recommended.