Rarity of the Hollow by Robert Eggleton has received numerous fantastic reviews in recent months. It is a children’s story for adults: a piece of science fiction filled with tragedy, humour and satire. Not one for the faint-hearted or those with easily ruffled feathers, Eggleton’s novel takes the reader on an emotional journey. Reviews and interviews with Eggleton have cropped up all across the internet. Here’s a whistle stop tour of all things Rarity of the Hollow.
The book has recently been featured on a number of blogs, including Hott Books, Armchair Bea, The Chocolate Lady’s Book Reviews, Plague of Books and Red Hair Crow Review - to name but a few. Bloggers are producing a mix of book reviews and interviews with Eggleton. This great level of ongoing interest comes as no surprise given some of the other reviews, comments and interviews that have come in his direction since the book’s publication. You can read more about previous reviews here
Book blurb: Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in The Hollow isn’t great. But Lacy has one advantage — she’s been befriended by a semi-organic robot who works with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange, though. It’s up to her to save the Universe. To prepare Lacy for her coming task, she is being schooled daily via direct downloads into her brain. Some of these courses tell her how to apply magic to resolve everyday problems much more pressing to her than a universe in big trouble, like those at home and at school. She doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her own family and friends come first. Will Lacy Dawn’s predisposition, education, and magic be enough for her to save the Universe, Earth, and, most importantly, protect her own family? Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. It is a children’s story for adults, not for the prudish, faint of heart, or easily offended.