Dylan Dover

Into The Vortex

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/21/2023
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Author Biography

I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband, three children and two dogs. I started my career as a practicing lawyer but quickly realized that my passion for law would be better utilized as a teacher. I returned to university to earn my Bachelor and Master degrees in education and have been teaching Law and other social science courses for over twenty years at a private high school. I am actively involved in many extra-curricular activities at my school, and I also do volunteer work in my community.

The person who inspires my writing the most is my 15-year-old son, Dylan (no coincidence that the main character in my novels is named Dylan). I started writing this series when my son was 12 years old and was looking for a new series to read. Like me, Dylan is a voracious reader and he had plowed through everything that the bookstores and libraries had to offer. When I created the character of Dylan Dover, it was based very much on my son except the real Dylan obviously does not have any magical powers! When I am writing, it is my son's voice in my head and with his permission, I use many of the experiences he has had in my novels.

As a parent and a teacher, I am always cognizant of the importance of developing literacy skills in young people. My books are meant to entertain the audience while developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills at the same time.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Cloie Belle Daffon for Readers' Favorite

Dylan Dover of 29 Park Lane in Upstate New York never expected that his encounter with bullies would lead him to a whole different dimension. The twelve-year-old adopted son of Olivia and Mike Dover found himself in a world of magic and immortality. In this new place, he discovered there may be something more to who he thought he was. A secret prophecy played a vital role in how Dylan’s life turned out and it seemed as if it would determine his future too. Join him in Dylan Dover: Into the Vortex by Lynne Howard, as he traverses this new dimension, meets new people, and discovers the secret of his birth.

Dylan Dover: Into the Vortex by Lynne Howard is the first book of the Dylan Dover Fantasy Series. This exciting, suspenseful fantasy novel teleported me along with Dylan into this unique and colorful world of immortals. The engrossing narrative drew me into the plot as it winds through various people and places. The book’s characters are distinctive and dynamic, and their growth in the face of adversity added depth to the story. Howard has created a compelling tale that captured my attention from the very first chapter. Her exceptional writing skills weaved together colorful layers within a fascinating storyline. I had goosebumps when I first read the prophecy and I was constantly on the edge of my seat the deeper I got into Dylan’s adventures. This story of magic, friendship, and family with an amazing plot and clear-cut characters will have readers wanting more. What other twists and surprises will Lynne Howard bring us in the second book of the series? I can’t wait to find out.