The Beast of Talesend

  • Title: The Beast of Talesend
  • Author: Kyle Robert Shultz
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Beast of Talesend The alternate cover edition for this book can be found herePrivate eye Nathaniel Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons
    The alternate cover edition for this book can be found herePrivate eye Nathaniel Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets He s made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing frauduleThe alternate cover edition for this book can be found herePrivate eye Nathaniel Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets He s made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing fraudulent monsters This is the modern age, after all Magic and monsters are long gone At least, that s what Nathaniel believes Until he gets magically transformed into a monster, that is The only person who may be able to help Nathaniel is Lady Cordelia Beaumont, one of the last enchantresses in the Afterlands But in order for her to cure him, they ll have to retrieve a powerful artifact from a ruthless crime lord who is also Cordelia s father The fate of the Afterlands lies in the hands of a runaway enchantress and a monstrous ex detective What could possibly go wrong Perfect for fans of Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Indiana Jones, or The Dresden Files, the Beaumont and Beasley series features high adventure in a world where fairy tales are history.

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    About Kyle Robert Shultz


    1. Kyle Robert Shultz began writing in his early teens after being bitten by a radioactive book As a Christian, he strives to write fiction that is entertaining and wholesome, but devoid of overt messages or agendas He lives in the wilds of southern Idaho, removed far enough from civilization to keep humanity safe should any of his rough drafts break through the electric fence Aside from writing, his other passions are worship music, digital art, horseback riding, and raising miniature sheep.Disclaimer The presence of a book on my shelf does not constitute endorsement of that book s philosophies or content.


    796 Comments


    1. Loved it! Review coming soon!

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    2. This book was such a pleasant surprise. It's exactly the sort of story I've been searching for. Crisp dialogue, action-packed plot, laugh-out-loud humor, and a fresh take on classic fairy tales. I can't wait to find out what happens in Book 2; I'm sure it will be very exciting.DISCLAIMER: I am personally acquainted with the author, though I wouldn't describe us as close friends. We say hello when we meet; that's about it. He's always struck me as a rather likable fellow, but I know very little a [...]

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    3. This is one of those reads that is just so. Much. Fun. It was a fast-paced Beauty and the Beast retelling, filled with memorable new characters and witty dialogue (I'll elaborate more on that in a minute). Also, the world they lived in and the magic system was so fully realized—they were very well thought out.So. I have to admit I've never read a retelling of any fairytale before, but I loved it. Nick, the main character, is so dead-set on disproving magic and uncovering frauds, that when he i [...]

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    4. (In advance, I apologize for the strong overuse of exclamation marks. Tis a fangirl's favorite punctuation mark.)Oh. My. Goodness! What an incredibly fun and great book!I loved Nick right from the beginning and my fondness for him only grows as the story progresses. He was such the gentleman, even as a monster! I greatly can't wait to see where his story will go and as he learns more about the world of magic. (That one scene though! Gave me such a big grin and made my heart happy.)Secondly, I ju [...]

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    5. This book is amazing! I'd seen the book mentioned by people I follow on both and Twitter, so it was on my TBR list. I should've read it sooner than I did. Really. Like go out and buy it this minute. It is written with the same sort of witty, wry, laugh out loud humor of the Percy Jackson series or My Lady Jane. So many great off-hand remarks. Times when the characters didn't respond to situations in the cliched manner, but with a totally unexpected remark. I couldn't stop laughing throughout th [...]

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    6. Full review time! In a nutshell: The Beast of Talesend had me smiling from cover to cover. Normally I don't like retellings because (in my personal opinion) I think they lack novelty. Kind of like eating stir-fried leftovers. HOWEVER, that is NOT the case with this book. I kept forgetting it was a retelling at all. It's not a long read, but Kyle Shultz manages to pack so much fun in the pages, it's really astounding. It had some Artemis Fowl vibes as well, which is always a plus. What I wasn't s [...]

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    7. This was a rather fun readbuuuuut I'm a little conflicted as to how I feel about it.Here's the thing: I was expecting to adore it. The first chapter was my favorite thing ever, and it gave me high hopes for the rest of the story. Not to mention the fact that some close friends of mine recently read and loved it. AND THERE WAS SNARK SO IT HAD TO BE AWESOME, RIGHT??*pauses**scratches head**awkwardly clears throat*Well, yes and no.Lovely Things:- The snark. OH YES MY FRIENDS. The snark was real and [...]

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    8. I could simply gush and gush and GUSH about how much I enjoyed this little novel. Seriously. I could go on and on, my friends. It was such a fun read, I promptly passed it on to my husband -- who read it in less than two days -- and then on to my brother-in-law. Needless to say, the Hubs loved it! and it will definitely circulate the fam, I can tell you that. A huge shout out to the author, Kyle Robert Schultz, for his amazing debut!!The plot is so unique and creative. The story-world is amazing [...]

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    9. Really loved this story! It's not long and I pretty much read it one setting. Worth checking out for the chapter titles alone. :) Characters - all great. Cordelia is a nut case with a touch of sanity and I loved her. Nick tries to be a hardboiled detective, but isn't really. The villains were appropriately dramatic and monstrous. They all combined for a really fun cast in which you like everyone, even the villains. The dialogue was snappy and fun and had me laughing out loud for a good portion. [...]

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    10. Beauty and the Beast + 1920s detective story + alternate history where all the fairytales were, well actual history + snark + humor + lovable and entirely unconventional characters = The Beast of Talesend by Kyle Robert Shultz, a.k.a. The Book You Need To Read Right Now.Not convinced? LET ME CONVINCE YOU. Ahem. (Fangirling may ensue. You have been warned.)10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK1. IT’S SO FUNNY. OH MY GOODNESS. I love books that make me laugh and make me want to quote them to the worl [...]

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    11. Four shiny stars for originality, for making me snort with laughter, and for Cordelia's dinner roll slinging abilities.A marvellous combination of detective genre meets multiple fairytales. Throw in a heavy dose of humour, furry beasties, sibling rivalry, a pinch of magic, a hint of romance and you'll be enchanted by this refreshingly different tale.

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    12. *falls backwards**stares happily at the ceiling*Well. THAT was glorious. I loved how FUN this story was. It wasn't only fun; there was meat and substance to it, too, but--it was also fun. Fun-ness is a virtue that a lot of stories seem to forget, it seems; but not this one. Years after all the fairy tales have ended, the world still turns on, growing and changing, filling up with cars and zeppelins. Magic seems, at best, like a half-forgotten memory; at worst, an invention and a myth. Nick Beasl [...]

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    13. AUDIOBOOK REVIEW(Review originally posted here: thepagedreamer.wordpress/)I have flailed elsewhere (see link at end) about how much I love this book, and this time I’m here to talk about the absolutely delightful audiobook version.I remember thinking, when I heard about the audio version, that The Beast of Talesend would make a positively fantastic audiobook. Add to that a British narrator and the levels of fantastic go through the roof. Fast-forward to my ecstatic reaction when the author off [...]

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    14. Wow. I LOVED this book. Such a fun read. New fandom.I LOVED the characters. Nick is an awesome, sarcastic, witty skeptic of magic, and this is the story of how his life literally gets turned upside down as he discovers that magic is indeed very real. Cordelia was a great character also, a Charmblood who is trying to save her father from the corruption of the evil Rose: the main villain in the story. I loved how a lot of the traditional fairy tales came into play to set up the story and the plot. [...]

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    15. Well. That was fun. I loved the sense of humor and the fresh, imaginative (very loose) re-writing of a classic fairytale. In fact, I've never really liked the original fairytale, so this story gave me a version I can actually enjoy. =D The characters were all good on their own, but when together the dynamics were even more excellent. My only complaint was that I never felt any of the characters were in danger, so even though the stakes were technically fairly high, I never felt like they were. B [...]

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    16. Steampunk + Fairy Tales = AwesomeThis is wonderful and hilarious and generally awesome. It's not exactly a mystery, even though the main character is a detective, but the book is so good that that's not really an issue. I love the world (yay, steampunkery and fairy tales!), the unique take on some classic fairy tales, the character interactions, everything. The only disappointing thing was that it was so short. Overall, though, this was awesome.

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    17. Oh my goodness, but this was a lot of fun. Set in a sort of alternate-history early 20th century Europe/UK, with engaging protagonists and magic and myths and adventure and a great sense of humor. I'm definitely looking forward to future instalments in this series.

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    18. The Beast of Talesend is book #1 in the Beaumont and Beasley series and is, essentially, a Beauty and the Beast retelling…sorta.Imagine a 1920s detective-story and then set it in a world where fairytales aren’t just stories…they’re the world’s history. Add a heaping cup of humor, loveable (and hilarious) characters, magic, and a downright fun ride of a plot, and you’ve got yourself this book.Yeah. Everyone needs to read it.It’s written in first person, which isn’t always my favor [...]

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    19. I LOVED this book. Fairy tale retellings are everywhere these days, so when you find one that hooks you from the first page, you know you've got something good. I laughed out loud at least a dozen times, and internally several times per chapter. The characters are endearing, and I love the sibling dynamic between Nick and Crispin. This is a genuinely fun book, made even better by a complete lack of questionable content. I feel completely comfortable recommending this book to anyone, be they chil [...]

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    20. This book surprised me, for someone who typically doesn't care for fairy tales and is (admittedly) suspicious of indie books. It was very clever, subversive, and deliciously entertaining, playing off of tropes while also providing a breath of fresh air. There were a couple info-dump dialog moments that I thought could have been cleaned up, but otherwise the writing was sharp and witty. The characters weren't super deep, but they were enjoyable and worked for the genre.It's a short read too, and [...]

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    21. This was an absolute blast! I love the sense of humor and the totally innovative way of using fairy tales in a mystery setting. The nature of B&B reminds me a lot of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the Dirk Gently TV series - and that's a compliment! I could totally envision this as a show or webseries. Maybe I'll get the rights to it, eh Kyle? haha I was admittedly kind of sad about poor Nick's fate, but we'll see what happens in future installments. Nick is a g [...]

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    22. 3.5 stars, I think. Review to come! :)

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    23. Gah!!! This was so much fun!! I'm still getting over it's awesomeness!! The world of Talesend is one where farytales ended a long time ago, where magic is written off by many as silly children tales for those who can't accept the world as is. Private eye Nathaniel Beasley is one of these such characters. Making it his life's work to expose magicians and phonies alike, Beasley is quite surprised when he is proven wrong and he has been transformed into a monster. Finding his only chance of regaini [...]

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    24. Well! What a fantastic fun romp that was!The Beast of Talesend is a highly amusing, super fun, very exciting, and, later in the story, a rather suspenseful and thrilling read! A clever and somewhat subtle retelling of Beauty and the Beast set (in an alternate world in which fairy tales were real), in a 1920's London esque-setting. Where magic is real. Maybe.Meet Nick Beastley: Somewhat grumpy, a little down on the world, and a private detective. Dedicated to disproving all things magical, mythic [...]

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    25. Wow! As a lover of Disney and fairy tales, this book was a lot of fun for me. I love the modern take of a fairy tale, and I love the world that Schultz set his novel up in—a world in which there are many Kingdoms with names like “Camelot.” And yet the story takes place in the modern day—such that there exist modern inventions like airplanes, and people live a more or less modern lifestyle. Most people within the Kingdoms have come to the inaccurate conclusion that ancient fairy tales nev [...]

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    26. “I hate magic.”“I don’t blame you.”Just a taste of the witty banter that made me laugh through this whole book!In this world, most people, like renowned detective Nick Beasley, believes magic and fairy tales are myths. That is, until Beasley get cursed by a magical rose. That’s enough to convince him that magic is real. Now he must embark on a quest to break the curse with Lady Cordelia Beaumont, by finding and destroying the rose. Slight problem: the rose was taken by Cordelia’s f [...]

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    27. This is by far one of the most hilarious and inventive books I've read recently. I've heard tons of good things about this series, but I was not prepared for how amazing the first book actually was. The Beast of Talesend mixes fantasy and 1920s-style steampunk with a breakneck paced adventure that had me eagerly flipping pages late into the night to find out what happened next. I am very excited about this series and I hope to read the next book soon! 5 stars!!!

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    28. This is a great example of what a self-published book should be. It's beautifully written with a nice balance of whimsy blended with notes of horror. The tone of the whole book is decidedly light and buoyant while the subject matter, especially some of the fairy tell retellings, are dark and sometimes well over the line of "creepy". The main character's voice is strong and the side characters play their supportive roles brilliantly. Across the board I say this is a great story and a quick, easy [...]

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    29. Cute and fun!This was a fantastic blend of things—cute cozy mystery, fairytales, and a little shiver of creepiness every now and then. (What really happened to Beauty & the Beastwow. And that last page!) Highly recommended!

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    30. Just the kind of fairy tale retelling I like.Clever, exciting and imaginative.

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