A historical fiction with fantasy elements that will remind you how important Mother Nature is for us all.
Ogden: A Tale for The End of Time is a fantasy story like no other. Readers of the genre won't likely find something similar, which is a breath of fresh air in the fantasy literary world. Imagine reading a classic English novel but with magical creatures and elemental magic, skillfully covering themes of environmental protection.
In a world where magic and non-human beings are despised, Ogden, a baby troll abandoned in the woods, is adopted and raised by a respectable landowner, in an imposing countryside manor. His remarkable progress and clumsy attempts to act like a human make him a highly lovable character. However, Ogden turns out to be more than anyone else thought.
Despite taking place around the 18th century, the story is a wake-up call relevant to modern times. It takes remarkable skill to do this but it's not surprising considering the author, Ben G. Price has assisted more than forty U.S. communities to enact laws recognizing legal rights for ecosystems. He's passionate about protecting the environment and he poured all this passion into creating a spectacular fantasy novel.
Overall, Ogden: A Tale for the End of Time is a captivating novel with a unique protagonist that has the power to teach and delight. Highly recommended.
Publisher: Addison & Highsmith Publishers (October 24, 2023)
Hardcover: 360 pages