Wednesday, April 2, 2014

~B~ is for Bastian

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~B~ is for Bastian Balthazar Bux from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published more than a decade ago. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. And now this modern classic and bibliophile's dream is available in hardcover again.

The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place - by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic - and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the mysteries of his own heart.

Readers, too, can travel to the wonderous, unforgettable world of Fantastica if they will just turn the page...

The Neverending Story is one of the staples of my childhood. I loved Bastian and his struggle to believe in and then save the magical world of Fantastica. The Empress and her world held together by simple imagination and childlike belief have inspired in me many stories. If you haven't read the book that inspired the movie of the same name, you simply must!


Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book this month. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parents' traumatic murder-suicide. In the aftermath, an intruder breaks into her home. Camille discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office and realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Caught in a spider's web of politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction, Camille is about to discover that the world is changing and hiding is not an option. Not even for Shines.

17 comments:

  1. Yes! I love Bastian. Great pick. :)

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    1. I had to include some of my favorite classics!! Thanks for visiting, DPK!!

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  2. Visiting you on the 2nd day of the #atozchallenge. Sci/fi is not my thing, but I will be sure to let an adult grandson about your blog. I know you will make many new blogging friends this month. Have fun.

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  3. Bastian is amazing. Now I have to go buy this book for my daughter.

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    1. Isn't the cover just gorgeous!?!! I will own it someday!

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  4. Great theme for your A to Z. Hope you are having as much fun as I am!

    Blog on! :)

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  5. Never read the book, but if that's the actual cover I need it right now!

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    1. This is the cover from the book in the movie and it's pricey, but I will own it someday. I love it!

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  6. I'm definitely putting that book on my "to read" list. I already feel like I love it, just from having read your review!

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    1. Bastian's story was great in movie, but its even better in book form!

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  7. I've never read the book. But I loved the movies and the theme song. It might be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog through the A to Z Challenge! It's been fun to meet knew bloggers. I have never read this book and now I'm intrigued. I'll be sure to check it out.

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  9. Awesome pick! This is a great story, too. :)

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