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Praetorian Rising – Book Review

By J. McSpadden
Published on: July 13, 2019

I found about this book when I happened to run across a blog post by the author on WordPress. The author demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm for the story, which is what truly won me over into reading it. However, the beautiful cover didn’t hurt either.

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The Throne of Five Winds – Book Review

Hostage of Empire Book 1 by S.C. Emmett
Published on: October 15, 2019

I absolutely loved this rich, complex story, which is filled with what feels like a multitude of characters that each have their own motives and purpose within the story. The Throne of the Five Winds is simply beautifully written and one I whole-heartedly recommend.

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[ARC Review] Lies of Descent

Fallen God’s War Book 1 by Troy Carrol Bucher
Published on: August 20, 2019

In this new epic fantasy series a world has been created full of enemies that have opposed each other for hundreds of years. The Draegora and Esharii drew sides against each other long ago, but even amongst themselves they have competing factions vying for power.

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[ARC Review] – Beasts of the Frozen Sun

Frozen Sun Saga #1 by Jill Creswell
Published on: August 6, 2019

 

I really wanted to like this one. I really enjoy the fantasy genre and felt I had recently been spending too much time away from it, so when I picked it up I was ready to dive in and fall in love. What I found was a nicely done book that just wasn’t for me.

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The Carbynarah Chronicles

The Carbynarah Chronicles #1 by Jon Franklyn
5-stars

From the very first page of The Carbynarah Chronicles, you are thrust into a story that has already begun. The story is in play and you and the first 2 characters you meet are there to catch up. There is war and it is in progress and from the first page on you never stop being in a battle or preparing for a battle. You always feel like you are driving toward a destination only to meet another diversion or reason that takes you and the main character away to fulfill the need of another part of the war. Although the entire book is set within a war, the actual main story revolves around a Maiggii named Yron. (Maigii meaning not full wizard). As he is pulled into the needs of the moment, we watch his journey and magical growth. However, the magical growth comes with questions and more questions.

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Foundryside

Founders #1 by Robert Jackson Bennett
Publication Date:  August 21, 2018
4-stars-1

Foundryside RD4 clean flatI hate writing reviews for books I have no great love for or no great hate for. I read the book earlier this year, but held off on the review in hopes that somehow I would magically develop some keen insight on my feelings. Alas, it did not occur. So, my outstanding critique and review of the book is that I found Foundryside to be “fine”. I’m rating it a 4, but a very weak 4. More like a 3.89 or something similar.

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