Local author Beau Schemery will present his new young adult novel "The Seventh of London" at the James V. Brown Library at 6 p.m. Friday. He will also will be at Teen Night to present the novel. An area author, actor, artist and genuine renaissance man, he will be available to meet and discuss his novel and experiences with teens throughout the event.
This impressive debut is, according to one review, a five star effort.
The reviewer states, "I think if Charles Dickens were alive today and had the opportunity to re-imagine Oliver Twist in to a steampunk-fantasy, alternate-history adventure, he might have rewritten a story and characters very much like the ones in 'The Seventh of London.'
Whether it would have been as good, though, is anyone's guess. But the story probably would have been cast in a very similar sort of London, where the haves and the have nots are separated not only by their social standing but by a wall that's been built to divide the city and keep the Blacksiders and the Fairsiders from ever having to mingle.
I hate to throw around terms like epic, for fear of it becoming something that no longer means grand and extraordinary and special, but there's no other word I have to describe Beau Schemery's debut novel. This book is epic.
It is grand and extraordinary and special and overflowing with imagination and charm and characters that I fell madly in love with - and cried for when they were sacrificed for the greater good."
The event will take place in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing. Registration is strongly suggested. Contact the library to register at 326-0536 or sign up online. For more information on Beau and "The Seventh of London" visit www.jvbrown.edu or check out Beau's blog beauschemery.wordpress.com. Books will be available for purchase.