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As you know, this was a difficult week so I have very little for this post. In fact, I was only able to complete and review one book. I have been using the time to rest and flip through some graphic novels. I also had a more challenging issue pop-up that I had put off for too long. So that is now remedied to the best of my abilities. It was just one of those weeks where I needed to accept and surrender for several days.
By Lee Isserow
Publisher: Lee Isserow
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Prepare yourself, for the winding and weaving tale of the most powerful magician in all the lands, from his final days to his first steps into magic and back again.
“TO THE WORLD, THE Shaman was close to death. His heartbeat had slowed to the point where any layman that might check it would be almost certain that his spirit had passed on.”
I really took nothing from this short story if I am being honest, which I always am. It was my own mistake that I did not originally read far enough to understand that this was derived from a full novel. Perhaps, if I read the book it might have connected with me in some form. Since I had no true knowledge of the magician or any real back story, I had nothing to build upon and it was lost on me.
I was expecting the story of a dying mage, which is what was presented. But this mage meant so little to myself, that his death was of no true consequence. The writing was decent and steady. The descriptions of the forest were promising. I think this might be worth a glance for those who are actually familiar with the Shadowmancer. So I am giving it three simple stars.
The Roanoke Girls
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This week my reading selections are based off of two reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek completely sold me on Kings of the Wyld. So I was stoked when a copy arrived courtesy of the publisher and cannot wait to dive in. Here is his review.
I was contacted by the author of The Enemy Within after a wonderful review by Teach @ Teacher of YA. They have both convinced me that while this is YA it reads very much like light Sci Fi. You can find her review here.
Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1)
By Nicholas Eames
GLORY NEVER GETS OLD.
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best — the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld
The Enemy Within
By Scott Burns
Seventeen-year-old Max has always felt like an outsider. When the agonizing apocalyptic visions begin, he decides suicide is his only escape. He soon finds himself in an institution under the guidance of a therapist who sees something exceptional in him. Just as he begins to leave the hallucinations behind, Max discovers the visions weren’t just in his head.
There are three others who have shared those same thoughts and they’ve been searching for Max. Like him, they are something more than human. Each of them possesses certain abilities, which they’re going to need when a covert military group begins hunting them down.
As the danger escalates, Max doesn’t know which side to trust. But in the end, his choice will decide the fate of both species.
*I am also finishing Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis.
Again, a simple week. Sometimes we just have to remember to slow down and take things in. So I leave you with this..
“The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into his work.”
― Robert Frost