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The Sword and the Pen

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  13 reviews
It was time. After penning ten popular sword-and-sorcery novels, Brandon Alexander Davis was ready to move on. Ready to stop hiding in his fictional world. Ready to start living a real life. There was just one problem: as he plotted the noble death of Serilda D'Lar, his fictional creation appeared in his study, complete with sword, skimpy leather outfit, indomitable will--...more
Mass Market Paperback, 291 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Love Spell
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The book picked up for me in the second half. I liked Brandon's foray into Sarilda's world better than the reverse. There were fewer attempts at humor and more emotion angst. One thing I fault is the lack of adequate explanation about how the events came about in the first place. While I don't need exhaustive detail since this is a fantasy, I do expect some reasonable explanation for events. While the author did vaguely attribute the situation to some ancient Atlantian magic, we never really kno...more
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Allie Ritch
Really a 2.5.

Pros: Light and entertaining. Certainly writers should relate to this book — one in which the characters hijack the story. The book flows well and does an excellent job of pulling off both a third-person and first-person POV. Elysa Hendricks created a vivid fantasy world with the fictional setting Serilda comes from and actually made me want to read this Warrior Woman series (the series the hero writes). I liked the twist of having the heroine be the character out of a work of ficti...more
In a unique twist in this fantasy romance, the author is visited by his character that has a clearly defined direction for her own destiny, which is far divergent from the one her author has created. In a fun play on the quote “the pen is mightier than the sword”, this book finds a new way to present imagination, fantasy, destiny and romance with a peek into a writer’s head , while giving the reader the option to decide just what is the reality in the story. And, it answers the question about wh...more
Shannon Sonneveldt
I love the concept of this book. The thought that the stories we create can create whole worlds that function independently; that characters are real is a great plot. What’s better is the way the story was told, with a realistic about of disbelief and hope. The characters were great and I love how they grew throughout the story and broke out of the boxes they had been living in to experience more and believe in each other, love and magic. A strong female warrior discovering it’s ok to have a sof...more
Rosemary Daly
The premise of the story is very intriguing - an author's favorite character comes to life and appears to be the woman of his dreams. However, for me, the story just didn't work.
Brandon Alexander Davis is having trouble writing his character Serilda. After ten popular sword-and-sorcery novels, he’s had enough and wants to write her out of the picture. But Serilda refuses to cooperate.

This author has done something clever and highly entertaining. She’s writing a man who’s writing the role of a woman, Serilda d’Lar, who has come to life and demanded answers from her creator. It proves to be an engaging read of romance, anguish, drama, swordplay and ever mounting sexual te...more
Victoria Newman
Is a great book to read
Selena Lang
This was an interesting concept and made for a wonderful story to read. The characters were easy to relate to and seeing them in each others worlds was fun.
While it turned out to be a very good read, the beginning was a bit confusing. I did enjoy the interaction between writer and character!!
V. different.
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