Vault of Dreams

by Luke Taylor
Published on:  July 27, 2016
4-stars-1

It doesn’t take very long when you first begin the Vault of Dreams before you see the poetry of the writing.  The poetry begins on the very first page where the author introduces us to Aerlyn starting from a young girl to the current day where he tells us the name she is now known by. In fact, I was stunned by how beautifully he introduces us to her nickname and have re-read that portion several times.  It really was that lovely.  Her story continues for several chapters before being introduced to the remaining 6 different points of view that are used throughout the book.

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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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Orville Mouse and the Puzzle of the Clockwork Glowbirds

Orville Wellington Mouse #1 by Tom Hoffman

Orville MouseOrville Mouse and the Puzzle of the Clockwork Glowbirds is a charming adventure that kids of all ages can enjoy. Orville Mouse has finished school and has begun working when he learns that there is more to this world(s) than he knew. Soon Orville becomes a Metaphysical Adventurer and goes on his first adventure with his best friend Sophia, which of course, leads to more adventures.

One of the best parts of this book is that there isn’t just one adventure. Yes – there is an overarching story, but within that story that are many mini-adventures that will keep a child interested and engaged in the story line. The characters are very likeable and have an enthusiastic and positive outlook no matter what their circumstances may be. One character that is especially likeable is Proto the rabbiton who is known for his love of making treats. We see Proto grow throughout the book as he makes friends, overcomes his fears, and also goes on his first adventure.

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A Distant Moon

by Erik Deleo
Published on:  August 8, 2018
5-stars

A Distant Moon coverA Distant Moon is a story of a man named Reg and his robot Raul, who upon the first word in the story we learn are in a ship having multiple problems – all at once. You meet both characters in the first chapter and from there you watch one issue after another issue occur. The story itself is fast paced where no issue lingers in the air very long until another one identifies itself. So, if when reading you worry Reg will be in “Situation A” too long – don’t. Just turn to next chapter and then you’ll find there’s a whole new issue to worry about. Poor Reg – he really wasn’t having a good day.

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Sanyare: The Last Descendant

The Sanyare Chronicles by Megan Haskell
Published on:  February 16, 2015
4-stars-1

Sanyare

“With a deep breath, Rie left the pretensions of the High Court and its glittering throng behind her.” – Sanyare: The Last Descendant, Megan Haskell

In Sanyare: The Last Descendant, Rie, a human messenger for the elven High Court is on a routine delivery job when she is attacked by two Shadow Realm assassins. Since contact with blood sidhe is forbidden, she finds that she must travel to the Shadow Realm to discover the identity of the traitor who sent the assassins and clear her name.

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