Title: The Journeyman (The Commons #1) Author: Michael Alan Peck
Publisher: Dinuhos Arts LLC Publish Date: Jan 1, 2015
Type: Urban Fantasy
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I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
From the first word to the last, my attention was held. The Journeyman kept me reading and on the emotional edge. The pacing flowed and although I did have a little trouble with the switching of point of views. There are three main characters, a handful of side characters that push the story along and then the villain.
Paul, the jaded street kid, is the main hero. Annie, a two time veteran and ferocious mother, helps and has own her story. Then there is Zach. Zach’s story entwines Paul’s and Annie’s story. My ultimate favorite characters is Ken and Po. Ken is a peaceful mummy and Po is angry monk with issues. I love their interactions with Paul. Each character you meet has its own story and it influences the main characters story. In the end, each story converge into one happy ending.
The Commons is twisty and you have to pay attention or you miss a detail. The Commons is a thrill of a ride that leaves you wanting more. It has a lot of good insights and makes you think. One particular scene involving Zach left me worried and anxious for him. I gripped my kindle tightly when reading the scene where he was going down the stairs. Annie on several occasions left me angry at her but in the end she proved strong and able enough to protect her child.
Trust me, you need to read this book. It will enthrall you. The Commons is well written, and every character has his/her weight to the story keeping it moving along. You can get it at Amazon (price), or go find it in your local bookstore. This story has 538 pages and it took me five hours to read. 5 out of 5 scraps. I look forward to reading Peck’s next book.