Here's What Reviewers Are Saying...
“Mesldorf is an amazingly deft storyteller! FastFlight 540 bridges readership appeal from middle school to adult. So many threads in the tapestry of this story—but self-reliance is the star without a “preachy” syllable uttered! Excitement, narrow escapes, revealing discoveries abound. What a triumph. Eminently re-readable. This book is a keeper.”
—Mary Tonne Schaefer, award-winning author, school librarian
“FastFlight 540 is a masterfully written treasure, superb on every level. It’s an undeniably fun fantasy adventure and so much more. This powerfully captivating story provides a roadmap to leadership for children. As a leadership coach, I highly recommend this book.”
—Melda Boyd, EMBA from George Washington University, certification as a leadership coach from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program
“FastFlight 540… is a combination of mystery and adventure that had me eagerly turning the pages for more! The illustrations, skillfully drawn by Rebecca Lemoine, help bring the story to life! I could hardly put the book down! I would definitely rate this fantasy book a ten out of ten if I could! Outstanding work!”
—Cloie Belle Daffon, Readers’ Favorite, 5 star review
“The story is imaginatively told, taking the reader from the unhappiness at the children’s home to the strange ivy-covered Nocturnan. The twists and turns of the plot are engaging, and the narrative is well-paced. I look forward to Book 2.”
—Kimberlee J Benart, Readers’ Favorite, 5 star review
“M. M. Mesldorf has created a fascinating world at Nocturnan with its distinctive gardens where the boys play the Garden Game with splashlights. Kids will wish they could join in. The black and white illustrations interspersed throughout the book are perfect. Fast Flight 540 is a world filled with intrigue and challenges that kids will enjoy immersing themselves in.”
—Kristine Zimmerman, Readers’ Favorite, 5 star review
“If you are looking for a fun book that is difficult to put down, you must pick up a copy of FastFlight 540 by M. M. Mesldorf. It’s a whirlwind in all the right ways as it takes you for a ride through Anslie’s youth with Xander to the happily ever after. But is it truly the end? The final words of the last chapter leave room for a potential sequel, but we’ll have to wait like patient children to see what comes next.”
—Literary Titan, 5 star review
"I sat down to read a few pages and hours later I had finished the whole book. I loved it! This book is the perfect combination of action, mystery and humor. It reminds me of the Chronicles of Narnia. I'd love to see a sequel to learn how the Shadow Wars end and what happens to the Mighty Men."
—Luke, age 10, Herndon, Virginia