Michael Pryor is one of Australia's premier Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. He has more than a million words in print, publishing more than thirty-five books and over fifty short stories. Michael has been shortlisted seven times for the Aurealis Awards and seven of his books have been CBCA Notable Books. For more on Michael and his books, go to www.michaelpryor.com.au.
Readers will appreciate Anton and Rani's tentative and platonic friendship, Anton and friend Rebecca and in addendum, Rebecca and Rani. . . . Melbourne was enchanting and atmospheric. As Anton accompanied Rani throughout the city and her suburbs, I was fascinated by the history of Melbourne folklore. Readers will appreciate the diverse Australian characters and Rani, who although from Britain is of Assamese, Chinese and Malaysian heritage. Theatrical and charismatic, Gap Year In Ghost Town is wonderfully written with humour and finesse. Simply brilliant. --Diva Book Nerd on Gap Year in Ghost Town Anton, the hilariously relatable protagonist from Melbourne, narrates with wit reminiscent of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series: an amalgamation of punchy one-liners backgrounded by a very sarcastic character ensemble. . . . Pryor succeeds in including nods to time setting, with pop culture and technology references galore. --Fuzzable on Gap Year in Ghost Town Absolutely hilarious, endearing, and (surprise) full of ghosts. . . . Anton is an absolute talkative, adorkable, stupid, and heartwarming bucket of SASS. . . . It also ticked a lot of boxes on what I want to see more in books. And this truly pleases me. For instance, there's: A platonic girl/boy friendship. Bec and Anton are BFF with 0% romantic feelings. Excellent supportive dad. dead people diversity of ethnicity basically NO ROMANCE omgggggg so refreshing (Anton kind of has a crush, but he doesn't do anything about it or barely even think about it, so I count it as no romance!) people who enjoy cosplay and nerd conventions Tim Tams It left me with a ton of questions. Which means I desperately want a sequel because there's so much depth to this world and these ghost-hunting people. It felt like Supernatural, but in book form! --Paper Fury on Gap Year in Ghost Town Filled with ghostly intrigue and delightful characters, Michael Pryor's latest novel is pure entertainment. --Books + Publishing on Gap Year in Ghost Town