And third, wow, Consensus Breaking is an amazing follow up.
Consensus Breaking is packed with action, multiple mythologies, daemons and magic. If that sounds like your thing then I am pretty confident that you will not be disappointed. (Warning Spoilers Ahead).Continue reading
Author interview with M.S. Dobing and my recent excursion to Kirkby Lonsdale’s Devil’s Bridge in Diary Of A Young Writer September Updates. Click the blog pictures or links below to see the full blogs, or click here to see all my Diary Of A Young Writer Blogs!
Message Bearer is an Urban Fantasy by M.S. Dobing.
Join the main protagonist Seb, a Latent with a secret message in his mind that only he can open. Seb is thrown into a world of mages and demons, where magic is a case of manipulating reality.
My Thoughts: Great and lovable characters, fantastic world building and well written, Dobing has excelled in combining multiple mythologies with a little bit of science, creating a unique and intriguing world for urban fantasy lovers everywhere. Message Bearer is an action packed, epic, fantasy adventure.
Great and lovable characters, fantastic world building and written well, Dobing has excelled in combining multiple mythologies with a little bit of science, creating a unique and intriguing world for urban fantasy lovers everywhere. Message Bearer is an action packed, epic, fantasy adventure.
The story centers around a young man called Seb, who has unfortunately wound up living on the streets. He doesn’t seem to mind this too much though, however, he has noticed that he is drawn to certain places and for some reason he favours the nighttime hours over the day (at first I thought he was a vampire, haha, i was wrong. – C.L).
Seb is settling down for the night (or early morning in his case) near an abandoned church, when he suddenly hears a terrified scream. Moments later an injured woman appears running straight for him, followed by a nightmarish creature.Continue reading
More Silvanus! I want more Silvanus! Oh he was so brilliant, he kept me reading til the very end. In fact, if Mr Beyers were to write this story again purely from Silvanus’ POV I would read it again! But.. I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Heart of the Dead is a vampire story but, like a number of other reviewers have said, the author has managed to find a new angle when we all thought it was near impossible. You have normal vampires of course, but even they have their own unique powers and abilities. You also have strange, mutilated and crazy vampires, and you have Silvanus who is something completely different altogether, I’m not even sure if he’s a vampire at all… what is he? Continue reading
Dear Author, Wild-Born kidnapped my sleeping hours! I had to admit, rather sheepishly to a close friend, that I had been up until the early hours (3am), finishing this first book.
What a story! I did not expect it but Wild-Born exceeded all of my expectations ten-fold. Written in first person from the point of view of a young teenager – Adrian Howell (also the pen name for the actual author) – Wild-born is an intriguing read. It’s not very often as readers that we get to see and experience a fictional world from the mind of someone so young. It was a refreshing change from all of the other books I have read recently.Continue reading
Becca introduces a unique concept within Nolander and as much as there are many loose ends, it is very intriguing. If you can stomach the adult content without becoming too flustered or frazzled, then this book is definitely one for you. I personally enjoyed the fact that Becca wasn’t afraid to base some of her characters on some unsavory people from the real world. We all know that the real world isn’t sweet or sugar coated, so this for me made the story appear more realistic. On saying that, I did bump up the age rating to 18+ because of the adult content.
I also really liked the fact that the main characters who possess powers don’t suddenly turn into superman or superwoman, in fact it’s quite the opposite. The main protagonist Beth, realizes she had strange powers and is located by a group of humans who possess similar abilities. She ends up being introduced to a secret hidden world which already has an established hierarchy. Unfortunately for these talented humans, they are near the bottom. They are almost like hired henchmen, sent out by demons to complete tasks and to do the dirty work, only they don’t have a choice in the matter, they can’t quit.Continue reading
Ahhhh mermaids? Where do you even begin? My first thoughts were ‘oh no, who writes about mermaids and manages to do it well?’ I was a little bit skeptical to say the least, but couldn’t pass down a free kindle book and I’m so glad I didn’t. The ratings should have told me enough really, Nadia Scrieva is clearly a talented and well loved writer but everyone has their own opinions right?
Well I can tell you I did enjoy this book immensely, and not because it fits into my personal fantasy cup of tea category. The story line is refreshing, new, and a little bit different. I also liked the fact that Nadia wasn’t afraid to make this book as realistic as possible. Drowning Mermaids isn’t a cut down, edit out the nasty bits about life story. This is why I bumped the suitable age up to 15, sure you can read it if you’re younger but in my opinion, this book is aimed at older teens and adults.Continue reading
Oh wow. James Stoddah has really leapt forward with the times, by writing one of the first, (I believe), interactive novels. The best thing about this novel is not only the gripping, fast-paced, addictive storyline, but the mystery is also a reality. James Stoddah has created two websites, one from the story itself and the second, another, real life, treasure hunt for readers to participate in and enjoy. (I will put links to the websites below).
The characters are extremely likeable, even the villains, which surprisingly, I felt sorry for some of the antagonists. There is a clash of opinions and emotions between all the characters with a couple of unstable bad guys thrown in the mix, making this story very intriguing indeed. Continue reading