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The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings
Source: Compulsive Readers
Amazon, Hive, Waterstones
About The Book
Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women keep the order, and where songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive. To those from Far Away, Nola might seem strange. To failed magician, Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. Then the rhythm stutters.
Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city’s beat and without them, Nola will fail. Unexpectedly, Perry and his sister, Brendy, are tasked with saving the city. But a storm is brewing and the Haint of All Haints is awake. Even if they capture the songs, Nola’s time might be coming to an end.
This is a little bit of a crazy but fantastic story to keep you dreaming through all the book.
This is a story about magic, music and ghosts in New Orleans; mixing our traditional view of the city with the fantastic one where Nola exists. A city I would love to see in reality, where music is everywhere and can be stolen too! But our main characters will have to save the city and find the stolen music, not an easy mission, believe me, but one that is full of characters and magic.
I have to say that this is not a normal story; it’s a little bit weird and sometimes complicated. Sometimes, it can make the reader struggle with the story but at the same time everything is so original and fantastic that it keeps the reader wanting to know more about the city and all the characters in it.
I hope this book will be made into a movie or series; the story is really original and the fantasy world that shares is really amazing.
This is a really interesting story, I don’t know if I would recommend it for younger readers but for any reader that wants to read an extraordinary adventure!
Are you ready to meet “The Ballad of Perilous Graves”?
About The Author
Alex Jennings is a writer/editor/teacher/poet living in New Orleans. He was born in Wiesbaden (Germany) and raised in Gaborone (Botswana), Tunis (Tunisia), Paramaribo (Surinam) and the United States. He constantly devours pop culture and writes mostly jokes on Twitter (@magicknegro). He loves music, film, comix, and even some TV. He’s going a little nuts shut up in his Central City apartment, but thankfully he has two of the best roommates on earth (one of whom is a beautiful beautiful dog named Karate Valentino. His debut novel, The Ballad of Perilous Graves is due out from Redhook in 2022.