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Little Orphan Anvil Paperback – Large Print, October 8, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing (October 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937593592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937593599
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,303,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A graduate from the University of Arizona in fine arts, Joseph has always had a passion for creating, reading, and writing. He has been a production assistant and editor of small budget independent film productions, as well as having produced, directed an award winning independent short in 1997. He currently writes books and screenplays, and is an avid supporter of animal rescue and protection. A follower of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and horror novels, as well as a big fan of history, music, and the arts, much of his material focuses on the fantasy/science fiction based genre.

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An author with a degree in fine arts, Joseph writes books and screenplays, and is an avid supporter of animal rescue and protection. He is a follower of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, history, and mythology. Books published include: "A TAIL SPUN" - a post-apocalyptic, war fantasy novella; "THE DRIFTING VOID" - a paranormal, sci-fi short story; The Complete Trilogy of "LITTLE ORPHAN ANVIL" - the paranormal-fantasy, sci-fi adventure concerning an orphaned robot and its strange journey to help save a forgotten realm from the sinister sorcery of an evil witch. Book I "A Tale of Magic and Metal"; Book II "The Shades of Fate"; Book III "The Gravelands of Fate"; and the newly released "DEMON ABANDONED" - a horror story. Also available, "SHADES IN SHADOWS" - a short collection of dark poetry. Joseph currently dwells in the "Wild West".

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MJ on December 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
`A tale of an orphaned robot and its journey to help save a realm from the rule of an evil witch. When the Land of Iron and Anvil is brought to ruin by a wicked storm, the robot becomes lost to the wilds of the lands. But after being discovered by a little boy and his dog, the robot is reunited with its creator, and they set off to the Land of Shadows to free a group of orphans from the dark magic of the witch...and save an entire realm from her rule!'

I'm not sure what age this book was written for but it is a lovely story and could appeal to children and adults alike. The writing is simple, there are no words of profanity and the fight scenes are not too graphic for young people!

The magical realm that Joseph sent us to was a very dark and depressing place with little hope until Sonny and his dog Ranger happened across the droid (Anvil). They then went on to meet Will, Anvil's maker and Kelsey a young girl who was a strong and brave character. Together they travel to the land of shadows to defeat the witch. The story is action packed and full of adventure. It's a quick and easy read with a feel good ending.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kfaulks on December 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you haven't read Little Orphan Anvil, then you are truly missing out. Packed with magical mystery this story will transport you from the first word, on the very first page. Well done Joseph Beekman for a spectacular story, that will apeal to everyone regardless of age. I for one, will be watching this author very closely indeed!
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By Bex 'N' Books on December 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
Review written by Kati exclusively for Bex 'n' Books.

I must start out with that the development of the characters in these stories is fantastic! It is what hit me the most out of this trilogy of stories! This is a fantastic read for anyone who likes YA or Adult Sci-fi and I would recommend to any of my Sci-Fi friends!

In the first book, it is the religious overtones that I found most interesting buried into the writing. I don't know if they were intentional or not and that what makes them even better, but they are subtle enough they don't take away from the story! Book One really makes you want to dive right into book two!

A Fantastic piece of writing!

Now I said YA or Adult, but to tell the truth this would be good for any age! If you need something to satisfy your sci-fi craving, look no further; this is the book you want! The characters have a presence about them that I have been hard pressed to find in other books that would be suitable for readers of all ages. I am in love with these three books and will read them again and again! 5 exceptional sci-fi fairies!

Disclosure: Little Orphan Anvil was provided for free to Bex 'n' Books by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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By Wanda on July 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
Little Orphan Anvil
By Joseph Beekman

A Mystic Press author and graduate of Media Arts in fine arts from the University of Arizona (1994), Joseph writes books and screenplays, and is an avid supporter of animal rescue and protection. He is an avid fan of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and mythology, as well as a big fan of history, music, and the arts. Two books authored by Joseph Beekman are "A Tail Spun" and "Little Orphan Anvil" - both books are Mystic Press Publications (Feb. 2012) and are fantasy/science fiction based stories. Also available is a self-published, short collection of poems titled "Shades of Fate". Joseph currently lives in the "Wild West" of Arizona.

Little Orphan Anvil is a multi layered story. Structurally and grammatically this story is expertly written.

I'm unsure as to what market age the book was aimed at. I am however convinced that children of all ages would enjoy the basic story line. It's the adults however that will see more in this story.

The cultural clash between old and new, between magic and industrialisation, between belief and hopelessness, and several other aspects run through this story with effortless clarity and to the more critical reader religious undertones in the story will become apparent.

I believe that this is one of those unique stories that would leave the reader with an impression that can relate to the readers own personal experience.

In essence this is a story about a little robot droid, orphaned by a storm, a little boy and his dog, orphaned by a war and an old man orphaned due to his belief system. As these three meet up with an escaped orphan a family is made. One that works as well separated as it does a unit.
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