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Dirt by C.C. Hogan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 1-in-series

Welcome to the world called Dirt where dragons are real, magicians don’t need wands and the rest of society knows their place, never to rise above their station. Author C.C. Hogan has launched his Saga flagship novel with book One, Dirt as he carves out his world, his characters and thus begins his fantastical tale.

Johnson Farthing toils at his job daily. He shifts dirt from one spot to another, day after day, year after year. He is nothing special, just another normal human without the gifts that could elevate him higher on the “food” chain. And then, it happened, his sister was kidnapped and Johnson will do anything to get her back. Rustina is special, and she is not the only victim, but the powerful Prelate doesn’t seem concerned about the disappearance of his daughter. What does he know that Johnson doesn’t? One thing Johnson does know is that he will stop at nothing, to save Rustina.

So begins the incredible journey of Johnson Farthing, as he crosses oceans, treks across foreign lands and meets both friend and foe along the way. As his group of unlikely companions grows, Johnson finds himself in the company of a quirky magician, a sea-going dragon. Will these unlikely heroes save the day or is this just the tip of the iceberg for the new life and adventures of the once lowly dirt shifter?

C.C. Hogan says he wrote a tale he would like to read, which means it comes from his soul as a magical world unfolds before us with a cast of characters that are endearing, where the battle of good versus evil is a constant reminder that the world they live in is not perfect and a battle for a better life for all is on the air. Follow Johnson as he discovers a new him, an improved him as he tears down the invisible barriers he has always lived behind. Prepare for humorous moments during times of darkness, unexpected twists and help from unlikely sources. Enjoy the details of each scene, imagine the sights as seen through Johnson’s eyes as he witnesses new lands and meets the people who inhabit them. Part adventure, part coming of age in a world on the verge of change and part mastering the art of building relationships and learning when to trust and when to watch out for darkness and deceit.

Driven by amazing characters, this is definitely an epic fantasy in the making. Sit back, relax and travel to the world called Dirt. Well-written, fabulous dialogue, inspiring and creatively mesmerizing, C.C. Hogan is creating a strong platform for more in this epic series.

I received an ARC edition from C.C. Hogan in exchange for my honest review.

Series: Dirt - Book 1
Publication Date: October 26, 2015
Publisher: C.C. Hogan
Genre: Fantasy | Epic
Print Length: 370
Available from: Smashwords | Scribd | iTunes | Createspace | Inktera | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon
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November 3, 2015 – Shelved
November 3, 2015 – Finished Reading
November 7, 2015 – Shelved as: 1-in-series

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