Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Nameless Prince by Dominick Domingo Blog Tour Review

The Nameless Prince
Seth Bauman has issues. His Mom split ten years ago, right after his birth, and guardian Uncle Troy won't discuss the past. Seth's only friend is Mexican immigrant Elena, whom he must walk home from school through Silverlake's gang-ravaged streets. When Elena is abducted by local gang 'the Mayans,' Seth has no choice but to follow the Boatman of the L.A. River into the sprawling network of sewers and metro tunnels concealing Mayan headquarters. To Seth the great labyrinth unfolds as a magical realm called 'the Interior,' whose residents immediately deem him the 'Nameless Prince' of prophecy, sent to save them from peril.

To find Elena, Seth embarks on an odyssey of riddles and self-discovery. Only in 'Interia' is it safe to discover the truth about his past, and the forgiveness that will set him free. In rescuing Elena he rescues his own innocence. In fulfilling prophecy by learning his name, Seth discovers the greatness that lies within.

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed the writing style the author presented in this book. This story was not the normal type of story that I would pick up to read, but I have been trying to expand my reading repertoire, so jumped at the chance to review it. Now with that said, I absolutely loved this book! It was a little slow in the beginning, but I think that was due to the fact that it was a major change of pace for me. I loved how the author created the characters to be so relate-able that you were right there with them through thick and thin. The story line was so well written that your imagination was kicked into overdrive! I definitely had dreams about this book ;) If you like an action packed novel, this is the book for you :)

About the author:
Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia.) who's illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative Nonfiction essays titled "Jesus Shoes," two of which have been included in anthologies. One of the essays, 'L'Epiphanie,' was awarded the 2011 Solas award in the humor category for 'Best Travel Writing.' The Nameless Prince represents Dominick's foray into Young Adult urban fantasy. He'd be happy to retire as a full-time author. He lives in the Silver Lake neighborhood of L.A., surrounded by hipsters.

Book info: 
Title: The Nameless Prince
Author: Dominick Domingo
Author web site:
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Print ISBN: 978-1-60619-243-6
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 trade paperback; 236 pages; $16.95 USD
Distributors: Brodart, Follett, Ingram

eBook ISBN: 978-1-60619-242-9; 254 pages; $6.50 USD
Format: ePub, Kindle, .mobi, pdf, .prc
Distributors: Amazon Kindle; Apple iBookstore; Nook; eReader; Fictionwise; Kobo Books; OmniLit; Sony eBookstore, etc
Release date: July 15, 2012

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