Brightwill by Randolph Lalonde

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 My Thoughts:

This was an unusual fantasy book, unusual in a good way. After reading Lalonde’s Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0, and admitting that the fantasy genre was my favorite, he kindly pointed me in the direction of his other work, a fantasy book he had written called Brightwill. I was immediately excited, not only had I found a very nice author who clearly spends a lot of time communicating with his fans, but I also had a new fantasy book to read!

Prepare to delve right into a fantasy world, filled with magic, elves and… I can already hear you sighing. Stop right there. This is not your typical fantasy book. Randolph Lalonde has completely refashioned the tall pale elves as we know them from Lord of The Rings and other such works. Lalonde has created new elves, giving us different races and putting a new spin on pretty much all of the classical fantasy species. Continue reading

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The Book of Deacon (Book 1) by Joseph R. Lallo

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My Thoughts:

The Book of Deacon is a great fantasy adventure. It is a trilogy and this first book is currently free on kindle (link below -C.L.). There is also a prequel to the trilogy, so technically four books now, but you don’t have to read the prequel in order to understand the rest of the story.

This is a self-published book so there are a couple of errors, though I barely noticed them. God knows why J. R. Lallo wasn’t snapped up by a publishing house, perhaps he didn’t want to? If he was turned down, then shame on the publishing houses and their editors, they clearly haven’t recognized that Mr Lallo is a fantastic author and full of potential.

On to the book… Continue reading