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Midnight on the Water,

Pam Van Allen

May 14, 2018

Horace, trapped in a boring, mundane life, escapes into his exciting lucid dreams. Within them, he becomes a heroic knight, a Native American shaman, and a Merry Man. His real-life disintegrating, Horace seeks help. Will he choose the Alchemical path of Mr. Kingdom with his magic herbs and promise of self-mastery, or will he follow the mysterious seductress who points the way to Eldorado?

Horace’s story is a loving adaptation of Electric Light Orchestra’s 1975 concept album, Eldorado. How can a man live forever in his dreams? You’ll find out in this compelling story of a hapless loser who becomes an enlightened soul.

Midnight on the Water is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this contemporary piece of fiction that is inspired by the Electric Light Orchestra’s 1975 concept album, Eldorado was exciting; the characters, as well as the beautiful setting of settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Pam Van Allen, made me fall madly in love with this book. Midnight on the Water is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!

Midnight on the Water is a unique novel that is unlike anything I have read before. The focus of the story is the protagonist called Horace Pratt who lives a mundane, somewhat boring life in which he feels that he does not belong. Horace thinks that he does not fit in, he feels he does not fit in at school, at work or even with his own family because he is not accepted and understood. The reader will follow Horace on his everyday life which is full of little excitement, well, that is until he has a dream, a dream that he can’t stop thinking about and a dream that possesses him. After his dream all he can think about is the beautiful woman that visited him, and as he sleeps he continues to see her and what follows next is genuinely stunning and special, and this book lovers is the premise of the exciting novel.

The story of Midnight on the Water is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!

The excellent author of this novel, Pam Van Allen effortlessly takes the reader on a moving and tranquil journey; Van Allen’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the protagonist I had become invested in.

Pam Van Allen is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Van Allen’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them.  They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Van Allen has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of the setting she has established. Van Allen’s sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages like a mad woman! Van Allen is a pure talent, and for that, she deserves all the praise in the world.

Overall, Midnight on the Water is a charismatic novel that will move and delight its readers with its incredible story and so I have to award this stunning piece of literature a dazzling five stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Midnight on the Water. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,