Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic

Book I- Faith

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
414 Pages
Reviewed on 06/29/2013
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Author Biography

M. J. Logan resides in the Southeastern region of the U.S. Logan's doctoral education was earned at a major university in the Southeast as well. Logan has two boys and has been happily married for over 13 years. Most recent service was in academia as a college professor. Logan is an avid reader, has a love for fantasy, and 20 years in health care, spending much time working with youth ranging from five years old to young adult. Recent personal tragedy steered Logan toward the fight against childhood cancer, and henceforth the birth a new kind of magical hero- Maurpikios Fiddler.

Dr. Logan boasts accolades and accomplishments in healthcare as well as in academia, with a first love of creative writing and encouraging the creativity and imaginations of children. Logan's favorite charity is Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. There are a list of writing credits related to academic studies and practices, yet this is a debut work in the realm of fiction. The Maurpikios Fiddler series is to be rolled out over the next few years to begin a new journey for the next generation of fantasy lovers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

To protect both the magical and non-magical world from evil, The International Bureau of Wizards and Witches forges The Treaty of Earthly Peace with the non-magical communities of the world. The goals are to create a world where both sides could live and work together harmoniously; to educate all children from both worlds in the same schools and provide training according to their skills and abilities; and for experts of both worlds to work together within these institutions to find a cure for childhood cancer. A difficult treaty to be honored, but both sides realize that they share the common enemy in a form of a disease, and they must work together to defeat it.

Written by M.J. Logan, “Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic” is set in a modern fantasy world - a story about life, love and faith. The pencil drawings are beautiful and really complement the story well. The author introduces eleven year old Maurpikios Fiddler, the main protagonist and a very well-rounded character I could easily empathize with. Logan also has this amazing figurative language that efficiently delineates all his characters, places and the scenes of the story. The skill of writing true-to-life dialogue does not come naturally to just any writer, but I think the author succeeded in doing just that in this book. It defines the story and its characters and makes the story well-paced. A novel that will definitely appeal to young readers and their family.