In The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er, Vol. 1, Jack Dublin guides us through a world of fantasy and folklore stretching from the shores of Australia to the Island of California. Along the way, we encounter all manner of mythical creatures, from wish-granting mermaids and red-haired giants, to talking coyotes and the dreadful Canyon Sphinx. We peer into the exploits of powerful rulers and infamous outlaws, who—though their names be lost to history—are no less entwined in the fabric of our culture than Abraham Lincoln and Billy the Kid. At the end of our journey, we have come face-to-face with a history far different from what is taught in schools, but with our faith deepened and our imaginations ablaze for the next adventure.
Volume 1 represents hand-picked entries from a cache of journals Mr. Dublin claims to have discovered in the Grand Canyon in 2013. Forensic evidence (if it actually exists) would seem to support his conclusion that the author of the journals, whose Christian name was Cody Kirschenbaum, is none other than the Miner 49er from the American folk song Oh, My Darling, Clementine. Long believed to be fictional characters, Kirschenbaum and his daughter Clementine emerge from the manuscript as flesh-and-bone colonizers from a forgotten epoch, driven by their faith in the pursuit of riches and redemption.
The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner is an epic tale that will inspire, shock and excite young readers from beginning to end! Everything about this book was perfect, never before have I read such a unique, imaginative, enthralling piece of literature with a poignant theme laced throughout it. Jack Dublin, the author of this sensational novel, is incredibly talented because he knows just how to capture his young reader’s imagination from the very first page. He has a talent for whisking his readers away to magical lands that will capture imaginations and so I would already recommend this book to all young people because it is simply brilliant!
The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner is a collection of stories; each story had a moral lesson laced throughout it as well as a Scripture verse which adds profoundness to the moral lesson. Although this book is laced with moral lessons and poignant themes, it is still a brilliant, entertaining, fun read that will take readers on a fantastical journey across many lands. Readers will be taken on a journey from the beautiful coast of Australia to California. Along the way, readers will encounter many mythical creatures and beings… including mermaids, giants and many more powerful beings. It makes for a beautiful read that will have readers imaginations going crazy thanks to all the brilliant fantasy creatures the reader will encounter.
The incredible plot of The Lost and Found Journal is quite simply gripping and glorious. The vivid, rich world of the lands we encounter is sensational and will send all readers minds into overdrive. I found this book to be surprising also as there are twists and turns galore laced throughout this book. One thing is for sure when you read The Lost and Found Journal, and that is you will never be bored! Reading this book is a joy and never once did I want it to end, this is a sign of a true literary talent, and so I thank the wonderful author for writing such a brilliant book! Every detail in The Lost and Found Journal is superb and thought out, Jack Dublin is a descriptive writer and so the reader is easily able to get lost in his words and imagine the lands in this book perfectly. Never before have I read a fantasy novel that was so in-depth, truly every detail was immaculate, and this is rare to find these days within literature!
Jack Dublin manages to effortlessly whisk his readers away to beautiful lands in a split second. He is a descriptive writer, so much so that I could perfectly imagine the scenario, as well as me, being there… that is how talented he is. I adore writers who are able to whisk their readers away in a swift moment and so Jack Dublin truly is a writer to watch out for!
Dublin truly is the perfect fantasy writer; he is vivid and descriptive in his writing as well as passionate. His passion for literature shines off the page and into the reader’s heart. So much so that the reader can’t help but get lost in the world he has perfectly created. Jack Dublin will take you on an extraordinary journey which will leave you breathless at many moments, his twists and turns will leave the reader enthralled from beginning to end. Dublin is talented because he injects twists and turns at the most perfect moments to shock, entertain and captivate his reader. What I adored about him the most is his flawless execution and creation of characters and mythical creatures. The characterization is absolutely phenomenal, and so I am wildly impressed with how effortlessly he appeared to do this!
To summarise my thoughts on The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner; I would say if you are looking to get lost in a fantasy world that is imaginative as well as expertly created then this wonderful book is for you! The Lost and Found Journal gets Five Stars from me!
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