What's this? A standalone fantasy novel? Not party of a trilogy or a googolplexilogy or whatever? No five years between books and when the new installment arrives it’s a prequel? I immediately asked my superiors at MojoFiction to investigate...
The first book in a long series, but the origin stories are always the best. And it takes place in Chicago! What's not to love?
Readers know that I like comic books. But superhero comics have lost a lot of charm for me over the years, to the point where I actively seek out alternative stories. Monstress is the comic book I’ve been looking for. This review is the first volume, sub-titled “Awakening.” Monstress follows Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic, half... Continue Reading →
3-in-1 – that’s right, all three books! Quick rundown – here’s the three novels: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Dragons of Winter Night Dragons of Spring Dawning Here’s the super-brief plot: Three hundred years ago a great cataclysm sundered the world of Krynn. Now, Krynn is ripe for a new empire. The dragons have returned, creating... Continue Reading →
I hadn't planned on reviewing this novel, as I already reviewed the first two in this series quite favorably. But the final installment dropped in December and I thought I would check in to see if it's worth going through three long books to get to that big finale. TL;DR – Of course it is!... Continue Reading →
First off, I've seen several books with a similar name – make sure you get the right one! Okay, so I’ve sorta been tuned in to the fantasy genre lately, party with books, but also because I watched The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix recently. So I went searching for something interesting and ran into Twisted... Continue Reading →
When we last left our intrepid heroes, they were scattered across the land, either betrayed, hunted by several armies, or both. Many unexpected losses occurred along the way. Few were yet aware of the ultimate plans of their enemies, or even who exactly their enemies were. I would now like to point out that everything... Continue Reading →
Okay, so I rail against long fantasy epics all the time, knowing full-well that I'll have to walk that back one day. Today is that day. I can already see my enemies at the gates, laughing and shouting "I told you so!" First, a definition: Long Fantasy Epic: Noun - Any story that takes 4... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: The author of this book contacted me via my WordPress site and requested a book review. I said sure, but I bought my own copy with my own hard-earned money. So there you go. Consider yourself informed. The official title of this book is, The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown. It's the first... Continue Reading →
Doorways Home is the conclusion to the two-book story begun in Doorways to Arkomo, by Jacqueline Dooley. Picking up immediately where the first installment ended, the author immediately throws the reader back into the fray as Grace's health problems grow, Sorel searches for a cure for her brother, and the dark shadow of the imminent... Continue Reading →