Category Archives: Fantasy

Book Review: The Atlantian Chronicles: Atlantis Rising by Gary English

I’ve just finished reading “The Atlantian Chronicles: Atlantis Rising” by author Gary English and I’m delighted to announce that it was a good book. I initially requested it because I have always been drawn to the lore of Atlantis. I will also confess that, in reading the introduction, I became concerned that this book might …

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Book Review: Anselm: A Metamorphosis by Florence Byham Weinberg

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I requested “Anselm: A Metamorphosis” for review, but it wound up being a very intriguing read. In reading the book’s back jacket blurb, I was aware that this title had religious connotations, however, when I received/read it, I was happy to see that any religious messages were not …

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Book Review: Heart of the Bison: Neandertals Book One by Glen R. Stott

I recently requested to read / review the book “Heart of the Bison” by up and coming author Glen R. Stott. “Heart of the Bison” is book one in Stott’s “Neandertals” series and yes, I’m aware that I appear to be misspelling Neandertals. However, it seems Stott has done his research. To quote: “Many paleontologists …

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Book Review: Pumpkiniah the Brave by G.E. Beyers

First Place: Fantasy “Pumpkiniah the Brave” by G.E. Beyers is the story of a tiny tooth fairy named Pumpkiniah Scumble (or Pumpki) who is recently unemployed since her assigned family no longer needs her services. Pumpki is a spunky little thing with a bright personality perfectly fitting a twelve year old, should she actually be …

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Book Review: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Honorable Mention: Fantasy I have to say, I enjoyed “Keeper of Reign” by Emma Right. The first two chapters were slow for me, the author writing in the voice of her character, and almost talking to the audience, made me think about putting the book down. I don’t like when a book talks to the …

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Book Review: Schism: The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash

Second Place: Science Fiction “Schism” by Michael Phillip Cash is an action-packed, fantasy story that left me wanting more. Prince V’sair is a young royal who is basically a Halfling – half Darracia and half Planta. He feels inferior because he has not yet had the chance to try his hand at the Fireblade. He …

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Book Review: Hope Rises from the Ashes by L.F. Falconer

“Hope Rises from the Ashes” by L.F. Falconer is definitely a book dabbling in two genres. I expected historical fiction, but in the first chapter a gryphon appears and murders a salt trader, unexpected to say the least. I took that action, and assumed this book was more fantasy rather than history (I did not …

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Book Review: A Warm Place to Call Home (a Demon’s story) by Michael Siemsen

Second Place: Fantasy What a great thing to get hold of something that seems tried and true, almost old hat, and to discover it is a ferociously different animal: something bright and new and full of nuance. With, “A Warm Place to Call Home (a Demon’s story),” Michael Siemsen gives us just that. Demon, paranormal …

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Book Review: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games by Jennifer Fales

I’ve read a lot of different hybrid stories, mostly centered on wolves, but occasionally, you’ll see another variety of hybrid, dragon/human, etc, but I thoroughly enjoyed the hybrid world given to us in “Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games” by Jennifer Fales. We’ve got hybrids of all kinds of animals, from wolves to rats, and even …

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Book Review: Precipice: Act One of the A Show for the Gods by Anthony DeRouen

As “Precipice: Act One of the A Show for the Gods” opens, the reader is introduced to Danika Del Ray, the main character in the book. Danika was called from her teaching to come to the assistance of the staff in the hospital as they were short-handed. Once she found who had summoned her, she …

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