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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by HG Parry

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Publisher: Orbit
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can’t quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob – a young lawyer with an utterly normal life – hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other.
But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world, and for once, it isn’t Charley’s doing. There’s someone else out there who shares his powers and it’s up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them – before anyone gets to The End.

My Thoughts

This is a curious and original fantasy book, to delight any reader and engage with the more reluctant fantasy ones, I can assure you, a pleasure!
This is the story of two brothers: the boring one, Rob Sutherland, and the other, Charlie, who has an amazing power, make the characters of the books you are reading real. This is their story, unique, special, unlikely, of course!
I was interested in this book since the first moment, the plot sounded so original and special that I really couldn’t wait to start reading it. It’s a little bit long but the story is so addictive that you don’t feel that the number of pages is relevant, only the story!
So, let’s talk a little bit about this story, it’s really interesting the contrast between the two characters, how the young totally relies on the older brother to help him when he needs help, mostly taking care of his characters… But that’s what makes the story more real, because their relation is special but difficult, like most brothers have. Everything will start when there are some characters that appear on their lives without Charlie’s help, how is it possible? Is there someone else with the same powers as him? You’ll have to read the book to know more, of course!
This is a book dedicated to literature lovers, how the characters of the books are created and their special paper on the story they are from. But what intrigued me most is how the author show us that any character of a story, no matter how the author has described them, will change their personality and treats depending on the reader. And this is so true! There are so many movies that try to recreate a book, but the characters are never the same as how I imagined them, small things that make the character special to each reader, and that’s possibly the most interesting thing of reading a book, that you can create your own special world in your mind and it will be unique.
This is a book I recommend to any book lover; action, mystery twists… it’s the dream we always had but put it in paper!

About The Author

H. G. Parry lives in a book-infested flat in Wellington, New Zealand, which she shares with her sister and two overactive rabbits. She holds a PhD in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington, and teaches English, film and media studies. Her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction and small press anthologies. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep is her debut novel