Ferdie and the Seven

Ferdie and the Seven

Book One

Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban
213 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2017
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Author Biography

I do too many things. I have always had that problem. In the "real world" I am a high school administrator, but I also work regularly as a musician with my band, Run 4 Cover (YouTube: run4cover Visalia for lots of videos), and I have a recording studio in my house for various recording projects. I have been writing pretty seriously for the last three years or so, and I am sure if you like urban fantasy or science fiction you will love Ferdie and the Seven book one: When the Angels are Gone. It is dark, funny, sad, and exciting, and if everyone buys a copy, maybe I can quit doing all this other crap and focus a little bit. Book two in the series, Time Flies, is available now, and book three is due in October, 2017!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

A great addition to urban fantasy titles, Ferdie and the Seven by Larry Buenafe is the first book in a series, a story with a wonderful setting and memorable characters, a fun read for young adult readers who are into dark fantasy. Thanks to Ferdie Shamley, many people have met a tragic end, and most of them are closest to him. A person with exceptional and supernatural gifts, he is the core of The Seven, a powerful piece in their mission, but he is hunted as well. He is hunted by an evil force that is bent on destroying the world and plunging it into darkness. Ferdie and his friends, aided by supernatural beings, must defeat him or suffer the loss of the world they have always known. The only problem is: they have very little time.

The writing is exciting, and friendly — for want of a better word — in allowing the reader to follow the story and the characters with ease. The setting is painted with powerful prose and the author has the gift of measured writing, excellent and simple phraseology that makes for a great reading experience. Readers will undoubtedly enjoy the dialogues, well-crafted to read like real life conversations. I loved how Larry Buenafe uses the art of great dialogue to deepen character development and to enhance the plot lines. One of the joys of reading this story is that the reader is transported to a world animated by a phenomenal conflict, where the proverbial struggle between good and evil takes place. Ferdie and the Seven has a lot of surprises for readers, with unpredictable and compelling characters to follow. It was an awesome reading experience for me.