The Characters of Milestoneville

The Team (The Characters of Milestoneville Book Series 6)

Fiction - Action
393 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2021
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Characters of Milestoneville: The Team is the sixth book in the Characters of Milestoneville series by Golden November, a character-driven, action-packed story that follows characters residing in Milestoneville as they fight each other over a cryptic book. Accompanied by colorful images, the story follows the characters Wallace, Eric, Jillian, Gerald, JBT, Ed, G, Dr. Yes, and others on a rollicking ride that is filled with drama and banter and in a world with its unique moral code.

This is a novel that is written in an inimitable style. The author writes scripts that are accompanied by colorful and symbolic images. The characters are well-developed and readers will want to follow Wallace, the scammer who destroys people’s lives without remorse, and Flower Rose, the eccentric book collector. The drama is intense and the entire narrative is stocked with tension. Readers are hardly aware of what could happen next as the intrigue mounts with characters having hidden agendas. Apart from the drama, readers will enjoy the author’s superb handling of character development. These characters come alive on the pages and they feel as real as though they lived next door to readers. The beauty of the writing is elevated by the realism infused into it and the creation of characters that are genuinely flawed and believable. There is no prose in The Characters of Milestoneville: The Team; it is filled with dialogues and the images give readers the liberty to imagine the setting. This is a work of art that is creatively imagined and excellently executed.

K.C. Finn

The Team is a work of fiction in the action genre and serves as the sixth installment in the Characters of Milestoneville series. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by Golden November. The book is an action-packed rollercoaster following various residents of Milestoneville as they start searching and fighting each other over a mysterious book while a potential sibling imposter has come to town. Told using non-traditional prose methods such as movie scripts with images, The Team tells a highly kinetic story by putting the audience in a unique position to gain perspective on the plot and characters.

I’ve got a lot of time for books that use non-traditional storytelling methods to create a unique experience for the reader, and as with all installments in the Characters of Milestoneville series, this book experiments with interesting approaches for compelling storytelling. The script-like formatting feels like I’m reading a transcript of the story’s events, as if Golden November and I are covertly watching the events take place together from a nearby unmarked van. In addition to the exciting new perspective this grants, it allows the story to move at an unmatched pace creating a fast and dynamic story that will surely excite readers as they follow the residents of Milestoneville on their latest adventure. The Team continues the experimental and exciting storytelling that fans of Milestoneville and its residents have come to expect with action, drama, excitement, and adventure in equal measure. A must-read for action fans and those curious about the potential of non-traditional storytelling.

Rabia Tanveer

The Characters of Milestoneville: The Team is the sixth book in The Characters of Milestoneville Series by Golden November. The story opens with G and JBT up in the air when G decides he has had enough of jumping out of the sky. He wants to end this, bring in help to keep the business alive or hire people to do the job for them. From there on, the story continues as more characters are introduced to push the story forward into the wonderful chaos filled with humor, mystery, and action that is now a quintessential part of The Characters of MIlestoneville series.

I love Flower Rose. Sassy, savage, and full of witty remarks, she is the highlight of the story for me. The Characters of Milestoneville: The Team picks up after chapter three, and the readers get to experience the chaos. Once again, the story is told in a series of conversations between different characters. It is surprising how Golden November can create a complex story with multiple characters without writing long descriptive paragraphs. It shows that as long as you have powerful characters, a cohesive plot, and fantastic writing skills, the story will come out great. The pictures present at the top of each chapter show the scene's setting, allowing readers to feel like a part of the story and be immediately grounded in the scene. The format is perfect for readers who struggle to form a connection with stories and characters. The pictures are a great way to grab readers' attention, and then they stay for the end!