Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Review & Giveaway: Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot By Patrick Hatt

Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot
By Patrick Hatt
Book Genre: Fantasy

Max Blizzard was like any other drone living in Earth's realm until the arrival of his eighth birthday. On that day his imagination awoke and Max started thinking for himself. He was an outcast the moment he let people know about his imagination. That moment also unknowingly set forth a chain of events years in the making. By having imagination, Max had given Sir Dreadvent exactly what he wanted, a way into Camelot's realm.

Now Max and his friends, Trudesile and Lester, must complete the quest that Max's father, Merlin, set out for him years ago. They must find the Gem of Camelot to defend the realm from Sir Dreadvent's and his sevesties. Their perilous journey will take them from the shores of Merlinia and the ship of Davy Jones to the fields of Avalon, in the hope that they can save Camelot, save Earth and save all the lost realms that have been consumed by Sir Dreadvent and his sevesties on their quest to remake the universe.

A tale about where your imagination can lead if you choose to follow it, with creatures large and small joining Max Blizzard on his journey. King Arthur, Oberon, Hercules, Apollo and other heroes of imagination believed to be myth will become truth as Max and his friends face the trials ahead. Let your imagination lead the way to Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot.

My Review:

Max Blizzard was just going along with the “system,” no questions asked, until his eighth birthday when he got his imagination.  Max was an outcast, dreamed and said things that no one else could understand. Now that Max had his imagination, the dreadful Sir Dreadvent was after Max since he opened up the magical world of Camelot where your imagination controlled everything. With his friends on his side, Max goes on an adventure to stop Sir Dreadvent, which means running into a whole lot of different situations.

First of all I am a sucker for Fantasy, so right off the bat I enjoyed Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot. I loved the creativity that Patrick Hatt put into the book. Max Blizzard is a very relatable character for children, teens, and even some of adults because at some point in our lives we have felt like outcasts.

All the characters were well thought out. Before I read this book I would have never thought of Greek and Medieval characters in the same book. Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot is truly a piece of art that made me laugh and get excited to move onto the next page. I greatly recommend the book for everyone; it was a very fun and fast read. Patrick Hatt did an excellent job.

Author Bio:

Patrick Hatt can be found in the East Coast of Canada. He hates writing these things but doesn't mind talking in the third person. He dabbles in a little of this and a little of that, not afraid to attempt something new.

He is owned by two cats, one of whom has his own blog, It's Rhyme Time. Yeah a rhyming cat, who knew? He would be considered a both person when it comes to cats and dogs.

He is also quite the movie and TV buff. As you can probably tell does not take himself seriously and has more stuff in his head than is needed. Thus the novels as just one more form of release. Thanks for the visit and enjoy!


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  1. Thanks a lot, glad it was enjoyed!

  2. Love the phrase: " at some point in our lives we have felt like outcasts." Great idea, Emily, for the whole book of people' outcasts! Pat, you rock, you know...smiles x

  3. Visiting from Pat's blog; This does seem like an interesting book; I think it would be interesting to get one's imagination at the age of 8 instead of younger.


  4. I've been enjoying reading more about Pat's latest book and how others are reacting to it. I'm really glad I didn't have to wait until I turned 8 to get my imagination. Thanks for a great review!