Monday, March 7, 2022

On tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club: Waking Up Lost – A Mystical Fantasy Adventure (The Adirondack Spirit Series) By David Fitz-Gerald #BookReview @AuthorDAVIDFG @maryanneyarde


Traveling without warning. 
Nights lost to supernatural journeys. 
Is one young man fated to wander far from safety?

New York State, 1833. Noah Munch longs to fit in. Living with a mother who communes with ghosts and a brother with a knack for heroics, the seventeen-year-old wishes he were fearless enough to discover an extraordinary purpose of his own. But when he mysteriously awakens in the bedroom of the two beautiful daughters of the meanest man in town, he realizes his odd sleepwalking ability could potentially be deadly.

Convinced that leaving civilization is the only way to keep himself and others safe, Noah pur-sues his dream of becoming a mountain man and slips away into the primeval woods. But after a strong summer storm devastates his camp, the troubled lad finds his mystical wanderings have only just begun.

Can Noah find his place before he’s destroyed by a ruthless world?

Waking Up Lost is the immersive fourth book in the Adirondack Spirit Series of historical fic-tion. If you like coming-of-age adventures, magical realism, and stories of life on the American frontier, then you’ll love David Fitz-Gerald’s compelling chronicle.

Trigger Warnings:
Rape, torture, cruelty to animals, sex, violence.

My Review

Supernatural books are not something I typically read, but at this point, I can’t say no to reading another book by this author. I knew before I even started reading that this book would be one I would love, and I was certainly not disappointed. 

Moving on from She Sees Ghosts, we now follow Mehitable’s son, Noah. Noah’s world is one of loneliness and solitude, for although he is surrounded by people, he is always on the outside. Mehitable and Noah’s brother, Moses, both have supernatural gifts, but up until the events of this novel, Noah has been a regular person, with nothing special about him. It doesn’t take long for Noah to learn that perhaps it would have been better if he remained this way. The gift he ends up with is one that causes him inconvenience and puts him in danger, and I felt incredibly sympathetic towards him, for he certainly pulled the short straw when it came to getting a useful gift.

With every book I read by this author, the writing seems to get better, and I am pulled just a little bit deeper into the story each time I read one of his books. I preferred She Sees Ghosts to The Curse of Conchobar, although both are good books, so to be back in the world with Mehitable, and that particular family, overjoyed me.

The world inside this book has been moulded by the careful hand of the author to create a place that feels welcoming, a story that keeps your attention, and characters who all seem incredibly real. Every character has their own personality, their own agenda, and with such a clear amount of work gone into creating this book, everything was presented perfectly.

Buy this Book (and I highly recommend that you do)
This novel is available on #KindleUnlimited

David Fitz-Gerald

David Fitz-Gerald writes fiction that is grounded in history and soars with the spirits. Dave en-joys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing.

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  1. I am so glad you enjoyed Waking Up Lost. Thank you so much for hosting today's tour stop.

    All the best,
    Mary Anne
    The Coffee Pot Book Club

  2. Thank you so much for reading Waking Up Lost. This review made my day, touched my heart, and I am most grateful.

    All the best,
    David Fitz-Gerald

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