Andrew Klavan – Another Kingdom

What was this place? Was I crazy? Or was I crazy before, back in L.A.? Was my real life some sort of dream? Was this hell reality?

Austin Lively is a struggling, disillusioned screenwriter whose life is suddenly changed forever when he opens a door and is unwittingly transported to a fantastical medieval realm. Austin finds himself wielding a bloody dagger while standing over a very beautiful and very dead woman. Bewildered and confused, he is seized by castle guards and thrown in a dungeon. Just when he begins to fear the worst he is suddenly transported back to reality in LA.

Did that really just happen? Has he gone insane? Was it all a dream? Did he have a brain tumor? Desperate for answers, he sets out to find them and discovers that the mystery can only be unlocked by a strange piece of fiction that holds the truth about the magical kingdom. But he isnt the only person searching for the missing manuscript, and his rivals will stop at nothing to get it first. To complicate matters more, Austin soon discovers that he has no control over when he passes between worlds, and finds himself out of trust for even the simple things, like walking through doorways.

Stuck between dual realities – charged for a murder he doesnt recall in one and running from a maniacal billionaire whos determined to kill him in another – Austins monotonous life has become an epic adventure of magic, murder, and political intrigue in both the New Republic of Galiana and the streets of Los Angeles California.

Author: Andrew Klavan
Narrator: Michael Knowles
Duration: 10 hours 14 minutes
Released: 19 May 2003
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

taste trembling

This story is so fantastic. Ive never listened to or watched or read a piece of art like it. Andrew Klavan is truly a great artist. But I cant help be mad. I feel slightly robbed. I enjoyed the massive range of emotions and stories from this one book but there was no true resolution. It feels like a cop out almost. Im left to my assumptions that it all worked out. Im left to my imagination how the story ended. Maybe the good guy wins. Maybe the bad guy wins. If the bad guy wins, was he really the bad guy? It bothers me that the story is dropped right at the climax. Ill never get over it. Until Im given Another kingdom: part II, Ill forever feel empty. This story is going to stick in my head for months. Ill be wondering what happened until I die. Thank you for the experience, Klavan. Fuck you, for leaving me hangin. 4 stars