Act of Will

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 3, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Act of Will is a boisterous fantasy adventure that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the authorities only to find himself inextricably bound to a group of high-minded adventurers on a deadly mission. Will travels with them to a distant land where they are charged with the investigation and defeat of a ruthless army of mystical horsemen, who appear out of the mist leaving death and devastation in their wake.

In the course of Will’s uneasy alliance with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic mind to accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he doesn’t believe in). Will must eventually decide where his loyalties really lie and how much he is prepared to do--and believe--to stand up for them.


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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

This was a book where the protagonist was so annoying and his persistent inability to learn from his life experiences meant that this was very much a two star read for a greater percentage of the book ... Read full review

Fast paced, excellent read

User Review  - D.Davis - Borders

Well, the book may have been named Act of Will, but it didn’t take one to read it. But let me elaborate. Act of Will is a novel by AJ Hartley. It’s about an actor and playwright that gets forced into ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

British-born writer A.J. HARTLEY, author of the New York Times bestselling The Mask of Atreus and On the Fifth Day, is the Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As well as being a novelist and academic, he is a screenwriter, theatre director, and dramaturge. He is married, with a son, and lives in Charlotte.

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