I really enjoy reading fantasy novels and I also enjoy reading books about sports. For this hockey starved fan D.W. Frauenfelder's Skater in a Strange Land was like a dream come true!
Skater in a Strange Land , apart from the talking bears, foxes, phase shifts and the like is could actually be written about any average athlete with dreams of playing in the big time……Sherm leaving home to travel to Borschland in order to further his career is a journey many of us has taken and I felt a certain kinship with him.
Skater in a Strange Land is a well written exciting literary journey through the fantasy world of Borschland. It has drama, espionage, romance and most of all a realistic portrayal of a average American hockey player becoming a hero in a world many didn’t even know existed. Frauenfelder was spot on with the vernacular of a pro hockey player and his description of the hockey games in Borschland made me feel like I was actually watching the game in real life.
While I’ve decided to give the NHL a pass this season I found an amazing replacement and I can’t wait for the sequel!
I highly recommend Skater in a Strange Land!!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Skater in a Strange Land for review purposes only. Never was I asked to write a favorable review nor was this book compensation to appear on The Writers Showcase Podcast or The Phil Naessens Show.