Title: Finch Merlin and the Lost Map
Author: Bella Forrest
Genre: Urban fantasy/Vampire romance
Release date: 28th August 2019
“Magical mapmaking is an ancient art—and also a major pain.
At least, Finch can’t help but feel that way, since Erebus transported him to the Mapmakers’ Monastery with little to no instructions. Now, he’s stranded on some Greek island until he can learn how to draw maps to places he thought only existed in legends, like El Dorado and Shangri-La.
Only the worthiest of magicals can attain such a rare skill. The weak are weeded out through nearly impossible tests that involve mind-bending poisons, weird plants, and… pottery-making?
But Finch isn’t the only one looking to learn the art of mapmaking. Magicals from all over the world are drawn to the Monastery. As Finch encounters both greedy treasure hunters and knowledge-hungry explorers, he must decide who is trustworthy and who has more sinister intentions.
When Erebus knocks on her door, Kenzie is roped into delivering secret messages to Finch using her ability to Morph into the bodies of animals. In exchange, the God of Darkness will reveal what she wants most: to find the lowlife who cursed her mother.
Both Finch and Kenzie know they’re pawns in Erebus’s long game—but to what end?”
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This isn’t just a new release, this is a brand new release. Finch Merlin and the Lost Map hit the shelves two days ago and it’s already a number one bestseller on Amazon. Given, Bella Forrest is already a ridiculously bestselling author so it was probably a piece of cake. Either way, congratulations Bella Forrest!
So, this is a vampire romance with a rather unique plotline. It’s a map-based plot and to someone like me who loves artefacts, castles and ancient things in general, it’s kinda intriguing. This overlaps with the academy genre a little bit because it involves a monastery on a remote Greek island where the main character, Finch, has to learn several skills including map-making.
It looks like a pretty original variation on the winning formula in urban fantasy at the moment and although I think this is book 11 (don’t quote me on that), it looks like it can stand alone.
Where can I get it?
The author seems pretty confident in this book because as well as the standard e-book and paperback formats, she also has hardcover. How exciting is that? If you’re new to this blog, I will gush forever about how much I love hardcovers. They. Are. The. Best.
Anyway, all these formats are available on Amazon as per usual, but it doesn’t seem to be a Kindle Unlimited situation here.
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