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The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice Kindle & comiXology
|Length: 160 pages|
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It's a totally stand alone story, which gives us the hitherto untold origin of Tommy Taylor, main character in the series. The main point of the series though is that Tommy Taylor is a real person, son of the writer of the popular series of Tommy Taylor books about a boy wizard. And this is the origin of both fictional and real Tommy.
So whilst the fictional part does work very well as a story in it's own right, and the real world part doesn't require any knowledge of what has gone before in order to read it, you still might be better off starting with volume one of the collected editions, just to get the most out of this.
Anyhow, there are thus two main narrative strands in this. The story of Wilson Taylor writing, after a false start or two, and what happens after the first book comes out. And how at the same time he tries to raise his son Tommy. In a very specific way.
There's also the story of fictional Tommy. Orphaned kitchen boy at a school for the magically gifted, and the friends, abilities and special destiny that he discovers.
Steadily, as it goes along, that part of the book becomes very good indeed. Although it does use many familiar fictional characteristics from fantasy of that kind - which is actually a point of the whole thing - it does also feel fresh, original, and very engaging with it. And becomes a really good read as a result.
The book was worked on by several artists, so the art can change regularly, but you do get used to that so it's never a complaint.Read more ›
The Ship That Sank Twice features two overlapping stories:The first is set in the 'real' world and is about how Wilson Taylor came to write the Tommy Taylor novels, which comes some way to explaining Wilson's experiments- why he did it and the costs involved.in linking his son witha fictional character.
The second is the story of the first Tommy Taylor novel (Ship That Sank Twice). The biggest strength of this story is that it feels like a a book in its own right, easilt enjoyable without knowledge of the comics.