I finished reading this book yesterday (March 11,2015). Having been a fan of Michael’s writing for some time it was interesting to see him write in a different genre. I was disappointed at first, fully expecting Royce and Hadrian type characters to emerge and take over the scenes, or the relating of situations to books, TV shows and characters from our time. I was expecting a MacGyver analogy which never came, or maybe I missed it. It seemed Michael didn’t seem as comfortable with Hollow World as he was with “Riyria Revelations” and “Riyria Chronicles” (personal perception).
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this book very much and took time out of my days to read it. The story was interesting and the plot moved fairly well. There were some topics in the book I felt unconfortable with, but that’s okay. The real world if far more controversial.
…but I am waiting for the next installment with Royce and Hadrian or the first book in the new series.
Thanks again, Michael. I will give “Hollow World” 4 Stars.
By Michael J. Sullivan @author_sullivan
~~~ Book Description ~~~
The FUTURE IS COMING…FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS
Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when diagnosed with a terminal illness, he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his disease; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began — but only if he can survive the Hollow World.
~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~