Once Upon a Time….

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Author Andrew McDowell’s Mystical Greenwood (One with Nature) fantasy novel, book 1, is great for teen boys and girls who would love a fantastic fantasy adventure with so much action, magic, soldiering, danger, and wizardry. I believe that there are few books for teenage boys and girls out today that match the excitement, the creativeness, the originality, the great characters, and the adventure this writer captures so well.

The main character of this fantasy adventure story is Dermot who is a teenage boy wanting to find his own way through life and therefore has a difficult relationship with his parents. By accident, he found the kind of life he was looking for, but that life was and is, fraught with danger every day.

The Seer Sorcerer, Saershe, is a brave conjurer of healing herbs, teas, healing ointments, magic, and honors the Mystical Greenwood forest. She, and her dragon-like gryphons, help to guard the young men, one of whom is her grandson, Ruairi, and he is also a part of the Greenwood Forest keepers.

This wonderful, exciting, and often breath-taking adventure series is perfect for those parents and teens wanting a fantastic adventure series that is perfect to share with friends and teachers. I give Mystical Greenwood a 5 star rating for the 12-19  years of age group especially, and also for all older age groups who would enjoy an exciting adventure series, and a clean read.

About

christmas-2015Andrew McDowell became interested in writing at age eleven, inspired by childhood passions for stories and make-believe. By the time he was thirteen, he knew he wanted to be a writer.

He studied History and English at St. Mary’s College, and Library & Information Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the Maryland Writers’ Association and an associate nonfiction editor with the literary journal JMWW.

As a novelist he plans to try his hand in multiple genres, for he is inspired by a variety of interests. He has also written poetry and creative nonfiction, and is interested in drama, short stories, and lyrics.

Find Andrew at the following social media sites:

WordPress Blog: https://andrewmcdowellauthor.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3175924.Andrew_McDowell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewMcDowellAuthor/

Amazon:  Purchase Mystical Greenwood: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1641362820

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ammcdow

Awards

2019

Finalist in the Epic/High Fantasy Category of the 2019 American Fiction Awards for Mystical Greenwood.

2015

2nd Prize in the creative nonfiction category of the 2014-15 MWA Literary Contest for the essay Asperger Syndrome: An Affliction or a Gift?

13 thoughts on “A Review: Mystical Greenwood (One with Nature) by Author Andrew McDowell

  1. Thank you so much for your review, Karen! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Lovely to read this review of Andrew’s book, Karen.

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    1. Roberta, thank you. It is a great story. Karen 🙂

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    2. Roberta, yes, I really enjoyed reading his imaginative fantasy. It is part of a series and so I will probably read the next one too. Karen 🙂

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    3. Roberta, it is such a wonderful story and it is going to be a series. The story pulls you into a different world. It is so creative and well written. I loved it.

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  3. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful review Karen ❤

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    1. Thank you Debby. It is a very imaginative fantasy and beautifully written.

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  4. The book sounds very imaginative. I always marvel at people who are able to write fantasy and build other worlds.

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    1. Liz, yes. Andrew did, I believe get an award for his novel, Mystical Greenwood (One with Nature). It is one of those books that you can’t put down. Karen 🙂

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    2. Liz, Andrew’s book, Mystical Greenwood (One with Nature), is a very imaginative read and incredible creative and so well written. I loved it. Karen 🙂

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  5. Great review, Karen. Congrats to Andrew!

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    1. Diane, thank you. It is an exciting adventure story and so well written.

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