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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
I just finished reading Crik by author Karl Beer, and all I can say is "Wow!" How's that for a review? I must admit, I read a lot, and a lot of what I read is in the genre of fantasy. I can honestly stay that Crik is one of the very best that I have read in a long, long time. Follow the story of Crik Village and the inhabitants there, all of whom have their own unique "Talent." Jack, our protagonist, who is also known as Yin, has a talent that none has really encountered before. He has a shadow, but not just any shadow. Jack's shadow can act independently from Jack and does his own very often naughty things that get Jack into quite a bit of trouble. Jack starts to wonder where his and all of the Talents have come from and that's when the real adventure begins.
I loved this book. Loved. It. Author Karl Beer has done an absolutely fantastic job in creating characters that his readers will relate to and connect with, even in a highly fantastic setting; not an easy feat. His world creation abilities are simply second to none, and this story line was so creative and unique that I was left in awe. Any reader who loves a great work of fantasy will love Crik. I highly recommend this book. I will be anxiously waiting for the next offering by author Karl Beer. With his obvious and immense talent, I am quite certain that he will not remain undiscovered for long!