Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Shadow of the Oak by Eric Edstrom

Shadow of the Oak (A Sal Van Sleen Adventure)Shadow of the Oak by Eric Edstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow of the Oak is a novella, roughly 93 pages, but a whole story in itself. Many times when reading a short story you just do not get enough detail to really be able to make the story complete, and though I feel like I keep repeating myself when reviewing Eric Edstrom's books, I have to say again that the detail he puts into each and every character is fabulous. His characters are wonderfully written, and it's the characters that make really a story.

Sal is great fun, and so is his best friend Billy, and even though we never actually met Billy's mom, I really like her! I heard a rumor that there is a second Sal Van Sleen Adventure in the works, and I'm looking forward to it!

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  1. I'm getting ready to post my review of this book. I'm a huge fan of Eric's writing. Love his Undermountain series and waiting anxiously for the third installment.
    I agree about his characters. They could almost step off the page!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Sheri for posting this wonderful review. Thanks Laura for your kind words. I really appreciate the support you both give to us writers! The second book in this series in process, but I had to put it aside while wrapping up book 3 in The Undermountain Saga which will be out by the end of the year.

    I'm glad you liked Sal and his friends. There's definitely some strange things happing in Mushkobewun, Wisconsin.