Peter: A Darkened Fairytale - Series 1 Books 1-5

Peter: A Darkened Fairytale - Series 1 Books 1-5

by William O'Brien

Publication Date: 20/02/2016


The theme is reminiscent of 'Alice in Wonderland'. The language is rich and exquisite and that adds to the colorful appeal and visual aspect of this captivating story. The chapters are short and the story moves quickly. The narration is crisp and clever - an enchanting read for everyone. 5***** Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite 


Dennis Waller - TOP 500 REVIEWER



A Richly Descriptive Story

The writing style is masterful in creating strong mental imagery. The depth and layering of the storyline is reminiscent of the works of C.S. Lewis. If words were paint, then I would say William O'Brien uses them like Marc Chagall uses paint in conjuring feelings of awe. Peter's experiences throughout his journey are contagious as we the reader are spellbound by the marvels that are revealed page after page. Very classical in technique and flow, simply great writing.

Another characteristic to the story is the sublime nature hinting at an allegory leaving you in contemplation of the deeper meaning to the story, much like C.S. Lewis. Shrouded within this fairytale of wonderment are traces of timeless wisdom that caught my eye.

While this may be a YA novel, it is written in such a way that would appeal to anyone, regardless of age.

This is one of those books that you can read over and over and find something new every time. In closing, I offer this last bit of wisdom from the story, "Listen with an open heart," he heard the flower speak." It just doesn't get any better than this...

"One of the best poetry collections I have read in recent times. This stunning collection will find its way into the hearts of all fairy tale lovers."


"The poems vary in their emotions but the mystery and the magic, the delicious imagery and sleek flow makes it an awesome collection." 5*****


Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

*See a full 5000 word review & poem analysis posted for Peter, Enchantment and Stardust:

Review by POET - Titled :Epithet: William O'Brien a magical poet,

September 20, 2013


From the Author

Peter book series:

    Peter: A Darkened Fairytale (story)

    Peter, Enchantment and Stardust (full poetry)

    Peter: The World - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts

    Surreal Peter - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts 

    Peter: Crank's Time - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts

** 13 Peter books currently available.

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
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William O'Brien

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