The Flying Fool

The Flying Fool by [Edgar Aleksandrovic]

The Flying Fool by Edgar Aleksandrovic is an adventure story in a time when magic is commonplace, people can transcend their earthly bodies, and the world is controlled by a ruthless empire and its soldiers. The story is told from the point of view of David, a scarred man with a dark past who is now a pirate flying sky ships. His story starts when his ship crashes. Although he should not survive the crash, he does, saved by Jester from the ether-world who requires that David set out to find an unspecified item, a kind of holy grail.

David is rescued from the crash and begins travelling with a group of rebels who are fighting against the imperial army. Apart from the old man Toothless Stevie, they are a ragtag group of children led by the gruff soldier, Gob, and blind, noble Francesca.

This highly imaginative fantasy story mainly focuses on the group’s perilous journey between the isles, hiding from the imperial soldiers, living on berries and trying to survive. This epic adventure is filled with colorful characters that beg to be explored further. They were all interesting and I wanted to get to know them better. The plot is quick and the chaotic nature of the story will keep readers hanging onto every word as they try to peace together what is happening.

There are moments of really excellent writing, like the description of the interminable passage of time while David is lost in his own head: “Time passed … 100 ticks, 500 tocks, more than a thousand tick tocks”. My favorite phrase is in the characterization of Gob: “Not much else to do but follow the man with the plan, and the knife, and the murderous intent.” This creates a very intriguing way to tell a story, that I really looked forward to. One more round of edits, to catch misspelled words here and there, will really elevate this novel. The story and characters are otherwise engaging and fun to follow. It is clear that in author Edgar Aleksandrovic’s imagination, David inhabits a hugely complex and fascinating world.

The Flying Fool gives readers an intricately imagined world and chaotic atmosphere that delivers a fast paced and thrilling epic adventure novel.

Pages: 146 | ASIN: B08KYF3SGS

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Posted on June 16, 2021, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great description of the story. I’ll be sure to check it out!

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