Fantasy - General

[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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Red Wizard of Atlantis

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Worlds of Atlantis Book 1 by Ravek Hunter
Publication Date:  June 22, 2018
4-stars-1

Red WizardThroughout most of the book you follow two main story lines and then late in the book you are introduced to a 3rd story line: Akakios, who is a priest in the service of the god Kronos (patron of blacksmiths, fire, etc.) begins to receive dreams or visions from Anesidora who tells him that she is in distress and needs his help. (Anesidora is a creation between Kronos and Metis, the goddess of wisdom) Akakios consults someone he trusts and together they determine that Akakios must go on a quest to find Anesidora and rescue her. Without giving too much away, his journey places him in unique situations that almost don’t feel real and definitely don’t feel ordinary.

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