Thursday, 30 June 2011

Quarter Square by David Bridger

English Carpenter Joe Walker thinks his life is over when he discovers his wife and best friend having an affair. Restoring an abandoned theatre offers little hope for a fresh start ... until he follows a group of strangers through a hidden door into a world he never could have imagined.

In the haven known as Quarter Square, Joe encounters a community of supernatural street performers who straddle the mortal world and the magic realm known as the Wild. Here, Joe finds a sense of belonging he's never known before - and a chance to uncover the truth behind the frightening visions that have haunted him since childhood. He also meets Min, an enchanting singer who quickly captures his heart.

But as Joe settles into Quarter Square, he learns their haven is under attack, while an ancient enemy threatens to tear him and Min apart. Now, Joe must learn to wield his own powers in order to save the life he's come to love ...

This book started quite strong, it was a definite attention grabber and made me want to keep reading. I liked Joe although I have to question his sanity.

He stumbled upon Quarter Square completely by accident and bought the whole idea of a hidden village and magic with no questions! (SPOILERS: highlight to read) OK, so yeah we eventually find out that he has been reincarnated many times over thousands of years because he's Min's soul mate. But still, he shouldn't have bought it that quick, especially since he couldn't remember his past lives until after he'd found out about them from Min.

This small annoyance aside, I liked the story and the characters. And can't wait to read more ~ the end made it seem like there's more to come!

Amazon UK: Quarter Square

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