Book Review: Neiko’s Five Land Adventure by Amanda Taylor

Neiko’s Five Land Adventure is full of, you guessed it, adventure.  I can see anyone who does RPG or the like really getting in to this book.  The book starts out with a couple of maps.  For some reason, maps in books always lead me to panic that this means following along with the story will be too difficult without referring back to the map (which is not all that easy to do on a Nook, but a bit easier with a physical copy of the book) However, it really was not that big of an issue with this book.

Neiko leads a double life – Captain by night, school girl by day – so in that aspect I could relate to her. Although I am an engineer by day and blogger and concert-goer by night so it is not exactly the same – but the problems she had balancing time with her family and doing everything else that needed to be done definitely hit home – although there is no one who are ganging up on me if I can’t make it to a concert or two. (And that’s a good thing!)

It was a lot of fun and very interesting to escape to this different world for a couple of nights while I was reading the book.  It also has photos inserted in between chapters and pages so it is easier to picture a bit of what this world should look like.

About the Book

The Indians and the Crackedskulls are locked in the turmoil of war.
Neiko a warrior with the glistening title of ”the Chosen One” finds herself facing a collection of enemies. Her archenemies, Raven and Bloodhawk, have come up with a scheme to destroy her reputation with the help of a phony Indian chieftain.
However, during the unfolding of their plan, Neiko finds out that a land she thought she had only imagined is actually real – and more terrifying – than she ever imagined. It turns out that Ramses – the arch-villain of her collection – has sinister plans of his own for Neiko, whom he eventually traps in Qari.

Neiko must find her way back home and turn the tables on her enemies, but what she finds out during her travels in Qari will change her entire existence for all eternity.

About the Author

A.K. Taylor grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned about nature. She enjoys hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She also has interest in music, Native American history and heritage, Egyptian history, and the natural sciences. A.K. Taylor has been writing and drawing since the age of 17. A.K. Taylor has graduated from the University of Georgia with a biology degree, and she shares an interest in herpetology with her husband.

Author Q&A

Give a brief description of your book.

Neiko’s Five Land Adventure is about an 18 year old warrior who is the Chosen One from the hidden Indian land called Hawote which unknowingly coexists with the US Canada and Mexico. The Indians are constantly at war with their enemies the Crackedskulls. They try to come up with a plan to remove her from command and abduct her, but things go wrong when a place she thought she imagined is real and had the worst villain ever known. She gets trapped in Qari, one of the Five Lands. She must get home and turn the tables on her enemies. What she find out in Qari can change her life forever…

What is your professional background?

Since I am such a young person, my professional career has been mostly college and starting jobs. I got my bachelor’s degree in biology in May of 2007. I went to work at an analytical lab shortly after where we did elemental testing on organic compounds. I lost this job due to the recession and I have not been able to return to the scientific field, so now I have become a writer and used my scientific knowledge in other areas and in my writing. I have also begun a cooperative project with Mark Levine, the author of The Fine Print of Self Publishing, where I have written a small ebook called Self Promoting and Survival Tips for Newbie Authors that will be available later this year, and I will write articles for websites that his company owns in addition to continuing my saga.

What do you think readers will take from Neiko’s Five Land Adventure?

This depends on the reader. Adults can be transported back to their childhoods, and kids and younger readers can have inspired imaginations. I learned this power that it has on adults by adults themselves by some of the feedback and reviews I have gotten so far. I want all readers to enjoy a great adventure and to know that many more are coming!

Website: www.neikos5landadventure.net all formats are there on the order page

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Neikos-Five-Land-Adventure-Taylor/dp/1936198851/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1308940688&sr=1-1

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Neikos-Five-Land-Adventure-ebook/dp/B0051WJP0S/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1308940688&sr=1-1

www.bookbuzzr.com People can win and buy my book from this site. I participate in their giveaway program.  I have written 4 hangman games for readers to enjoy

www.published.com my books are listed on this site and they can directly access them there.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/A_K_Taylor

Facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/AKTaylorsBooks I also have Goodreads and Bookbuzzr widgets for fans to access on my profile page

Blog: www.backwoodsauthor.wordpress.com I have Goodreads and Bookbuzzr widgets on the homepage and links to my books on Amazon on my “My Books” page. The blog features my life and experiences in the backwoods as well as any notable experiences as an author

I received a free ebook of Neiko’s Five Land Adventures from Author Blog Tours in order to do this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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