Book Review: Immortal Billy
Immortal Billy was written by Luke Romyn and published in 2019. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on Amazon and on social media.
Luke Romyn is a master storyteller, creating worlds and characters that come alive off the page and often, it's hard to put his books down.
A twelve-year-old boy gets hit by a bus. The hulking steel frame smashes into him, wraps around him, trapping him, but he soon emerges without a scratch. Just as quickly a group of men converge upon the scene. They are military soldiers belonging to an enchanted underground metropolis and they have arrived to whisk Billy away to their magical city. Billy soon realizes that he is immortal and can't be physically harmed, but he also learns from the people of Meridian that he just may be the answer to a prophecy they have waited thousands of years for. Billy falls in love with these people and his new home but there is a battle waiting for him and he embarks on a mission to save his new home and the "surface home" above may be in danger also. Can this twelve-year-old boy muster his immortality and powers to save these two worlds? It won't be easy. Luke Romyn is a master storyteller, creating worlds and characters that come alive off the page and often, it's hard to put his books down in order to attend to other tasks that need to be done around the house, like eating and sleeping, but his talents are what we crave and want from a good writer, and he delivers again with this tale. It doesn't quite stand up to some of his other works, such as Ash, but this one, I think, will appeal to a younger audience (And the young at heart); especially Harry Potter fans who can't get enough of magic and the wonderful exploits and the innocence of youth. This is worth the read and I loved it! I give Immortal Billy 4 out of 5 stars.
Luke Romyn is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #107 on January 24, 2022