Beth's Review: Telemachus by Peter Gray
RELEASED: February 23, 2016
GENRE: ROMANCE, FANTASY
LENGTH: 194 pages
FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
Told through the medium of a colony of migrating birds, this is essentially a love story which explores the meaning of the word ‘love’ to different individuals. It’s about pain and joy, illusion and reality. It’s also about the fragility of love and the way it can be destroyed so easily for some, while for others, it’s the immutable spine of their very existence. Tom John-Mary has two contradictory anticipations in his early days, both about females who will have a future influence on his life. Daisy, an unwelcome intruder, and Sally, the love of his life. Daisy inserts herself into his respected family and Tom’s belief that Sally is to be his gift from Aves, God of Birds, is shattered. Meantime, Sally becomes paired with Jacob who, at an early stage, mistreats her and absconds. Telemachus is the big red eagle at the end of the northern valley and from whose talons none return. Tom doesn’t know if he’s real or an illusion, as none ever return to say they’ve seen him. He’s the threat that’s there in the face of all life, the danger that’s met around any corner. In some ways, he’s the existential response to illogical teaching and distorted reasoning. Follow this incredible story and discover the storms, twists, turns, tragedies and migrations that Tom and Sally have to endure before love can really start to soar.
THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
Telemachus is a unique story told about a bird. Now that’s different! I thought this was an interesting book; once you get into it, you HAVE to know what happens. The reader will quickly learn that birds are just as crazy as people. If you want to read the birds’ version of General Hospital, with a little Jerry Springer thrown in, this is the book for you!
I give Telemachus an overall rating of 3 Boundless Stars. It was slow at times but the story, and my curiosity, made me keep with hit.