Saturday, November 30, 2013

Urban Hunters Series

Author: Gary Taaffe
Genre: Teen/Young Adult
Pinky's rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies

Book Description from Book 1 - Four Small Stones
Billy’s gotta find some girls, or he and his brothers face extinction, the last of their kind living a Stone Age life in the Australian bush. The spirits choose Billy to see what he can find in the big city. But he’s never even seen a girl before and all he’s got to wear is a loincloth. His dad wants a fat one to keep him warm in winter and his oldest brother Mallee, wants six! No one knows what Pindaari wants.

Before he goes he must pull off the impossible and earn his brother’s respect, outsmarting them at their own game with a stinking dead kangaroo, a flooded cave crawling with bats and a quartz crystal.

Could life get any more difficult? Why yes it could, Billy could fall in love ...

My Thoughts
When I was contacted by Gary Taaffe to read and review his Urban Hunters Series of books I was interested to see what was in the marketplace for this age bracket that didn't involve sparkly vampires.

Let me just say I was very impressed.
This series follows Billy an indigenous Australian on his journey into manhood. We are introduced to his family and the elders, and learn what it means to be part of a community.
Gary has managed to blend the beauty of the Australian Outback with a story that is as entertaining as it is informative.
While written for a younger age bracket, adult humour has been included. However it has been written in such a way that what seems like a funny incident to a younger audience, holds an underlying meaning for the adults.
I highly recommend this series to everybody who is interested in reading a beautifully written story.
About The Author
Gary lives in a small coastal town in NSW, Australia. There’s open ocean on one side, a massive saltwater lake on the other and enough virgin bushland in the surrounding areas to lose yourself for a week.
When he’s not writing, Gary’s hunting deer for the freezer or putting around the lake fishing for flathead.
He’s a Toolmaker by trade, a successful inventor and now, a writer. Urban Hunters is the culmination of his inventiveness, his enthusiasm for the outdoors and his fun–filled sense of humour.
Connect with Gary here:
Facebook Author Page Gary Taaffe-
Twitter @Urban_Hunters-


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