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Mike Wilks

Mike WilksMike Wilks is an award-winning artist and the best-selling author of The Ultimate Alphabet and The Ultimate Noah’s Ark. His paintings, which have been described as “meticulous and eye-bending,” can be found in public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe. He lives in London, England. Read excerpts at Mike Wilks’ website.

Mirrorscape: Flat characters ruin a great idea

Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks

Mel is living his dream. He’s been plucked from his meager existence in his sleepy town and has been brought to the big city to study as an apprentice under a great Master painter. Once there however, Mel finds that life in the big city is not exactly what he pictured.

The head apprentice Groot has it out for him because he knows how much more talented Mel is, and Groot’s big-shot uncle also has Mel on his short list and will go to any lengths to fatten his own pockets and squash Mel like a bug.

But not everything is dim for Mel. He’s made friends for the first time in his life: Wren, a kitchen girl, and Ludo, a fellow apprentice. When running from Groot one day, the friends see the Master doing something in his office they were not supposed to see, and are suddenly thrown into a mystery and a great adventure that could be the difference between life, death, and saving the beauty of a... Read More