Title: Myth Management: A Supernatural Academy Novel
Author: Alex Musson
Genre: New Adult Fantasy, Mythology, Urban Fantasy
“Hilarious, horrifying, and brimming with memorable characters. An inhuman number of thumbs up.” ~ Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta)
BATTLE THE MONSTERS ~ SAVE THE WORLD ~ FILE THE PAPERWORK.
For hundreds of years, the noble British bureaucracy of Myth Management has maintained the delicate balance between the human and mythological worlds – a thin tweed line between civilisation and chaos.
Today, Emily Peasbridge—lanky, bookish and accident-prone—begins her academy internship at their HQ; a sprawling building wedged between dimensions. Here she must administrate creatures of myth and legend, match wits with ancient gods, and battle institutionalised sexism.
But when an old enemy rises and mythical creatures begin infiltrating the human realm, it’s up to the academy's newest recruits to help them face their greatest challenge. So, keep calm, stiffen those upper lips, and put the kettle on, because you’re about to witness... mything in action!
A thrilling tale of Greek Myths descending upon London Town. Read this wildly imaginative Paranormal Academy book now!
Imagine all those myths you learned about in school (or like me, in my free time) were real and were handled by a secret branch of the British government called Myth Management. It’s Emily Peasbridge’s new reality and she’s one of the newest interns at their headquarters. Her first day is a crash course in how to oversee gods, mythological creatures and legends, all using the latest technology. Her learning curve is steep, but she’s got her roommate, Izzy, to keep her laughing as well as Rudy, the intern’s right-hand man (or should I call him dog-man?), to ease her into her new reality. Every day is a new day to learn something new but when an old enemy of Myth Management attacks, chaos ensues. Emily will see people she cares about die and Greek myths come to life. Can she summon her inner strength to defeat a Greek god or has fear and grief paralyzed her?
Holy mother of tweed, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. From the very first page, I was hooked. Emily is part Hermoine, part Buffy and part Thirteenth Doctor (from Doctor Who). The plot moves at a wickedly fast pace and I liked how it flowed.
There’s an insane amount of action which is described brilliantly. As you read, you can sense the influence of Harry Potter but let me be very clear, this is a very different universe. The myths are portrayed realistically and with great amounts of British humor. The meeting between Santa and Jesus had me in stitches.
The characters in Myth Management leap from the page, jumping on your chest for attention. The narration felt so real, my imagination went wild. Emily is a bookish young woman trying to stand out among outgoing, flamboyant people. She has plenty of flaws but in reality, it’s these flaws that make her so irresistible to root for. What astounded me the most was that Emily is so honestly written, you would’ve thought the author was female. Little things, like wardrobe, catching trains and even knowing what young women fantasize about most, all brilliantly described by a male author.
If you’re looking for a riveting Urban Fantasy with a British flair, pick up Myth Management today. I’m keeping my fingers crossed this will be a series and there will be a sequel. Highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Emily. From the first paragraph, I knew she and I were going on a rollicking adventure. Her wit, intelligence and knack for bumping into things made her all the more endearing to me. But it’s her inner strength which makes her an outstanding heroine.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Myth Management's author is a UX designer working in London, and parent of two young boys. Alex was editor, publisher, designer and lead writer on the cult British comedy magazine, Mustard. Read more at www.alexmussonauthor.com
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N