The Imaginarium Geographica...
"What is it?" John asked.
The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow.
"It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the World, in ink and
blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the World, and it
is yours to save or lose."
An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack and
Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An
eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the
caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all
the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy
tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.
Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee
London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the
imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in
one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the
destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great
adventure filled with clues that lead listeners to the surprise
revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become.
REVIEW(4/5)-Book 1 and 2:
As it says above, our three characters we summoned to be guardians of Imaginarium Geographica (the most awesome book ever!). Of course except that, they need to save both our world and the world of Geographica. Cliche much but still the main thing from almost all the stories.
But what make the book different than the all the rest? Imaginarium Geographica of course! It's like the super atlas in a world with every classic fairytale or story we grew up (at least the ones were written at the certain period of time). Narnia, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Pan, Greek Mythology, Nemo, Dragons, King Arthur,Pandora's Box, Alice In Wonderland...can you imagine it? A world with all those wonderful worlds in it? It was so fun to read! I was smiling at most of the book and i was "ohh..that's totally Alice in Wonderland" or "Peter Pan! Ha!". It felt nostalgic to read it and remember all those fairytales.
It's been also said in the book, that all the previous guardians were the writers who wrote all the stories above and that they got inspired by this world.
I know what are you thinking now...if all the guardians were famous writers that means that our three main characters are oo? Yep! They are! I'm not gonna tell you who though...Their names was revealed at the very last page of the 1st book, so i want you to be surprised.
I'm totally into the series, though i have read only the first two books. And i also advice you to try them. It's a nice mixing! And the plot is pretty good. Not a tiresome book with its slow talking or fast action moments.
And it has dragons!Woot!
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