This was a fun quest filled fantasy book. It really reminded me of a quest for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, making me think of a group surrounded around a table. The quests are real and interesting, constantly upping the ante with each subsequent visit to the dungeons and other locales throughout the novel. It starts with a bang and keeps it going, right up until the end of the novel. The artwork in the physical edition was a great addition, giving another sense to the pacing and sense of time through the novel.
Review: Mystic Reborn (Archives of Evelium #2) by Jeffrey Speight
The Tales of Evelium are great fun and intriguing stories of adventure. The paladin has returned to the world and is a hero that everyone will cheer for, with his new and great powers!! The political aspect of the kingdom was great and was one of my favorite aspects of this new novel. It was great to see the author take some great new twists that allowed the story to be more intriguing and allow for the complexities of the characters to really come to life. I continue to look forward to all of the tales of Evelium that we are allowed to discover!
Review: Four-Scored (Needle and Leaf #2) by Andrew D Meredith
Andrew Meredith is a master of world building. Add intriguing characters and unique plots adds up to novels that readers will love for years to come. There is so much heart and care poured out into each word that is carefully placed into the novel. Once again we are on a journey with the return of two beloved characters, now believing they are free. It was great to be with the father and son relationship that is so carefully crafted and really calls out to me. It is a great addition to their story of what could come from this incredible world.
Review: Lord and King (A Drowned Kingdom Saga #3) by P.L. Stuart
This is a series that holds the promise of even more amazing things to come. The battles are everything that is dreamed of with heart pounding action as well as causing the reader to hold their breath with what the consequences of the battles could be. I find it refreshing that the character is not perfect, though it is perfection that is strived for. He is not the greatest, strongest, or the smartest but is great in all of the above. I eagerly look forward to the future of Othrun and his kingdom. I urge everyone to join in to see where it could go.
Review: To Speak With Elders (Protectors of Pretanni #2) by Mike Mollman
I highly recommend this series for a unique take on common fantasy elements that are usually just in the background. I really like seeing the druids as the main characters and being a true steadfast fantasy character. I can see lots of people chanting “I need more Druid!” after reading this second story. I count myself as one of them. Give yourself a treat and change into the mindset that this series should be on your list to read soon!!
Review: No Land for Heroes (Legends and Legacies #1) by Cal Black
Overall, this was a lot of fun to read and it goes fast. There is barely enough time for a reader to catch their breath before the author takes you into the next twist and turn. I recommend lovers of westerns, family, and dragons to climb aboard the train of this series as it holds a lot of promise for the future as well. I, for one, look forward to spending more time with these magical characters in their next adventure.
Review: Becoming A Druid (Protectors of Pretanni #1) by Mike Mollman
This is a great read for those looking for a magical quest, with unique magic and fun characters around every turn. Perfect for those who love the mentor in the books and legends. I would wager that this will be one that the readers will think of often and with a lot of fondness. I look forward to the future installments of the Druids, wondering what more the author has in store for us. It is unique and a great story for those looking for a solid fantasy read!
Blog Tour Review: A Shade of Madness (The Ashes of Avarin #2) by Thiago Abdalla
A fantastic debut in what is one of the most promising series that is being written. The careful consideration that has been taken to all of the small details allows for so many theories to be created, as well as allow for new discoveries each time that it is read. Strap in and prepare for a griffin takeoff into the wonderful world of Avarin, where the Madness is just beginning.
SPSFC Review: Of Mycelium and Men (The Biomass Conflux #1) by William C. Tracy
This book has a lot of very interesting ideas and approaches the colonization of a planet in a very good way. The technical aspects of the book are very well thought out and make a lot of sense in the worldbuilding that takes place throughout the novel. The different castes are also unique and are done well with a divisiveness that adds a lot to the overall story. The passage of time is pretty large and it does jump between a lot of characters, within a pretty short book for what it tries to accomplish.
Review: The Bleeding Stone (The Spellbinders and the Gunslingers #1) by Joseph John Lee
This is a fantasy novel that is different from typical fantasy novels in all the good ways. It is fascinating, heartbreakingly emotional, exciting, political, and a solidly great book! It will take a reader on a ride while at the same time making them reflect on some of the choices they might personally make in their own lives. It is one that I know will make me think about it for many days into the future.
SPSFC Review: Those Left Behind (The Waystations Trilogy #1) by N.C. Scrimgeour
Those Left Behind will be the sci fi novel that will keep readers reading late into the night. With new creatures, crazy technology, and a mystery about the Waygates, there’s something for everyone. This is a series that I look forward to continuing and discovering more of what it has to offer. This will be a sci fi that can be treasured with some of the great ones.
Review: The Last Ranger (Ranger of the Titan Wilds #1) by J.D.L. Rosell
A beautiful world filled with beautiful characters. The Titan Wilds became a place so familiar because of my love of nature and forests but had that excellent fantasy element to make it something truly unique. The author does an excellent job of showing this world from the early get go, allowing it to become almost an essential character of this series. It was exciting and breath taking at the scope that the author was able to show.