Adam Hitz has spent his career in accounting but now can add author to his list of accomplishments. He lives in central Wisconsin with his family.
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
The Spirit Field Adventures: Spark by Adam M Hitz is a spellbinding urban fantasy, a story with strong characters and a huge personal and interpersonal conflict. It isn’t until the class trip to the Smithsonian that twelve-year-old Brandon discovers that he has a special gift. He can sense the emotions and hear the thoughts of others very clearly. Yes, he has the ability to warp, to bond with the spirit field and connect with the energy that unites all things, and he is one of the rare people with such a gift. Others with such a gift must keep it hidden; otherwise, they get hunted and imprisoned by the Lords, and now the Lords know of Brandon’s gift. They will have to bring Brandon in, no matter what it takes. The young protagonist grows up pretty quickly and has to make decisions that will alter his life and unveil the power in him. But can he outrun the Lords?
This is a well-written story and the events that unfold are masterfully developed to become very clear in the reader’s mind. The author does an awesome job with the point-of-view and offers vivid descriptions of scenes and characters right from the beginning. The reader can’t forget the small details about the physical appearance of the protagonist, a young boy with brown hair and blue eyes. The plot is well-imagined and crafted with mastery, with surprises planted at unexpected moments; it has a great pacing which makes it just impossible for the reader to put the book down. The characters are well-developed and readers will be keen on following them. From the strong conflict to the excellent prose, from the powerful use of literary elements like contrast and symbolism to the well-developed themes, The Spirit Field Adventures: Spark opens an exciting world for the reader. Adam M Hitz offers great entertainment.