Claire is head librarian of the Unwritten Wing--a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job includes keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the Library. When a hero escapes, Claire must capture him.
Elaborate worldbuilding, poignant and smart characters, and a layered plot make this first in a fantasy series from Hackwith (also writing as sf romance author Ada Harper) is an ode to books, writing, and found families.
... an engaging fantasy ... Hackwith writes a fast-paced, suspenseful story set in an intriguing world where storytellers can duel with words and souls are not what they seem. Bookworms will love the creative spin of a library system rooted in imagination, of interworld book loans flying out to places like Valhalla, and of characters rising off the pages. Readers will eagerly await the sequel.
There are similarities to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, in which there's the quest for a ring which could bring destruction, the battle between good and evil forces, friendship and betrayal. It would have been helpful if the author had included some illustrations or a map of Claire's journey. Although, at times, the story becomes a little far-fetched, it's still a must read for fans of fantasy and science fiction thrillers.