“Our holy fire will chase all rats out of their roosts. We must armor our hearts with faith as we do our bodies with iron.”
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: The Many Shades of Midnight by C.M. Debell
The Many Shades of Midnight asks hard questions and offers even harder answers. No punches are pulled as the story comes to a bittersweet and satisfying ending. Full of tension, political intrigue, and characters you will hate to love and love to hate, C.M. Debell has written a fantastic stand-alone fantasy novel that left me with both closure and a want for more. This is a novel I will not soon forget and will think about for quite a while.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: The Price of Power (The Price of Power #1) by Michael Michel
The Price of Power is a slow burn, character driven, dark and epic fantasy. With a world steeped in history and lore, fascinating magic, terrifying villains (The Madness is a new favorite of mine) and characters you can relate to, if not eventually love. Michael Michel is on to something special here and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next.
BOOK REVIEW: The Moon’s Eye (The Relics of War #1) by A.J. Calvin
An epic fantasy that brings you back to the classic stories of the 80’s and 90’s, but with plenty of modern and original twists, The Moon’s Eye is an excellent start to The Relics of War trilogy. With intriguing and lovable protagonists, frightening and brutal villains and an incredibly well built world, A.J. Calvin has crafted a solid launching point to what looks to be a fantastic fantasy trilogy.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: The Headlock of Destiny (Titan Wars #1) by Samuel Gately
The Headlock of Destiny has the feel of a passion project and the author’s excitement is palpable. This is what happens when someone writes the book they want to read, damn the naysayers and it pays off immensely. And the ending had me buying the sequel right away.
Review: Springtide Harvest by J.D. Mitchell
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.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW:His Ragged Company (A Testimony of Elias Faust #1) by Rance D. Denton
The Dresden Files meets Deadwood in this fantastically weird western by Rance D. Denton. Fast-paced, witty, violent and riveting, HIs Ragged Company keeps you on the edge of your seat and then makes you laugh so hard you fall off.
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!
THERE’S NO ESCAPIST|A HORROR REVIEW: Curse of the Reaper by Brian McAuley
Both a love letter to the slasher as well as an examination of the genre and it’s effects on those involved, Brian McAuley’s debut deserves a place among the classics that inspired it as well as his peers. If you’re a fan of Stephen Graham Jones and/or Grady Hendrix, check this out immediately. FEAR THE REA-PER REA-PER REA-PER!
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!!