- ASIN: B08RHF2CKR
- Publisher: QM Schaffer & Kylie Publishing (February 2, 2021)
- Publication date: February 2, 2021
- Language: English
- Print length: 331 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
Cameron Foster is consistently bullied at school for appearing different. With few friends and fewer hopes, he finds solace with his battered guitar. He is as skilled with it as Harry Potter is with a wand. But tragedy strikes and Cameron winds up under the influence of a strange and reclusive billionaire. Has he landed in a deadly secret cult? He struggles to find out before it’s too late.
The BookViral Review:
Vibrant and fun, GODS OF SOUND: The Perilous Path of Cameron Foster marks a genre debut for Schaffer and one he’s pulled off rather well.
A full-on YA Fantasy adventure, Schaffer spins his yarn in truly engaging prose, his plot thrilling, imaginative and wholly convincing in its execution with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way as we are introduced to the likes of Flipper, Viper, Pluto, the leather-clad Senza and the enigmatic Z3.
Ostensibly a story about friendship, his characters are well observed and notably more endearing for their flaws which Schaffer captures in adroit dialogue and well-crafted personas, each one evolving and changing as their interaction evolves.
The suspension of disbelief may well be a requisite, but young Cameron always feels real as he attempts to unravel the mystery in which he finds himself embroiled. And the idea of guitar chords and their sounds being used as weapons is both clever and highly original whilst allowing for a little levity along the way.
But there is a serious undertone to Schaffer’s novel too as he delves into the perplexing subject of bullying. It isn’t an easy subject to write about but Schaffer’s non-prescriptive approach to incorporating the subject into his narrative means he reaches readers on an emotional level which many non-fictional books on bullying fail to do.
A gem of a read that not only entertains but is insightful and encourages much in the way of reflection, GODS OF SOUND: The Perilous Path of Cameron Foster is sure to find many eager readers and is highly recommended!