Book Review: Ferryman by Michael Blaylock


Title:  Ferryman

Author: Michael Blaylock

Genre: Superhero Fiction

Story: Dark, bold, adult-ish. Charlie Ferris is capable of taking life with a single touch. In this world, they live side by side with Olympus and all of the Greek mythological beings, who do not condone this power, including making a living from it. But when evil, underworld creatures threaten to destroy both Olympus, and the mainstream world, they must work together to destroy the “tarlings” and their creator.

What Worked: “I am on my way to kill a man, but I am not murdering him.” That is the first line of the book. BOOM! It stuck with me the entire novella. The book is short and he makes every sentence count. Very impactful. The book is a perfectly blended creation of Mythology (Greek) and Traditional Superhero.

There’s always a love story, right? As a lover of love and all things romance, there is a love story that weaves throughout combat, and is as complicated as any true love. I found myself really getting into their story and rooting for them to work.

Dialogue was interesting and perfectly placed. There was nothing said that the reader doesn’t need to know. There is no wasted space. Venus and Charlie are fleshy characters with some secrets!

What Needed Work: To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of superhero stories, although I do really like Greek Mythology. The fight scenes (in both book and movie) typically bore me, but I know that is not the norm. So if I had to be nit picky on anything here, I would say more love and less war…I’m such a girl

Overall: For $2.99 (Kindle Edition) and $6.00 (paperback) – you can’t go wrong. It has a “Deadpool” feel to it. Blaylock is an emerging artist with a lot of promise. I can’t wait for him to create a new full length novel.

Rating: 5/5

If you wanna read: Amazon

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

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