Book Review; Joel Suzuki Volume 4: Fable of the Fatewave by Brian Tashima
Over the past six years I've reviewed the first three volumes in the Joel Suzuki series; Secret of the Songshell, Mystery of the Moonfire and Legend of the Loudstone.
Fable of the Fatewave is the fourth book and it feels a little different.
It's not just that the main characters of Joel and Felicity seem to have grown up over the course of the books, it's also that their story and the world of Spectraland seems to have become larger.
Fable of the Fatewave expands Joel's abilities to include time travel and when things start to go wrong in the present, it's only natural that the main characters might look to the past as a solution but things just aren't as easy as they might seem.
It's another great story and as usual, Brian's tales aren't predictable. Things just don't unfold the way that you think they might.
Fable of the Fatewave doesn't retread old ground but it does reference key elements of the past three books, it's definitely a book that you need to read in sequence, so if you haven't read the first three, be sure to read them first.
The characters of Joel and Felicity are on the autism spectrum but while there's a few similar traits, they're refreshingly different from each other -- and not just because of their gender. It's certainly a good book for people on the spectrum but it's also a good book for everyone, particularly if you enjoy a good fantasy yarn.
Fable of the Fatewave is available, with Brian's other books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble & Goodreads.
Honesty clause: I was provided with a free copy of this book for review purposes.