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The Dark Wolf’s first review and e-book update   Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that my book, The Dark Wolf, has received its first review, courtesy of a friend of mine who promised to write an honest opinion on it! You can read the review on her blog:

http://kyanalightwing.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-dark-wolf.html

And an update on the e-book version of my book. I temporarily removed it due to Amazon messing up the formatting. Apparently, their online previewer has some bugs in it which threw me off from noticing any errors, and I wasn’t aware of it until I went to Amazon itself to look inside the e-book. Fortunately, I found out what to do and fixed it up so it won’t run into anymore problems. Currently, I have resubmitted it, and it should be available for purchase again within a couple days. I do apologize for the that, and like I said, this time everything should work smoothly with it now.

 

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2013 Christian Fantasy List   Leave a comment

I’m happen to be an avid fan of Christian fantasy, so I always have an eye out for any new reads that appear on the horizon. I discovered some interesting series coming out for this year which I intend to get when I’m able to.

Here is a list of the series I have discovered so far. A couple are actually dystopian fiction, but I decided to just lump them in with the rest.

 

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This is the first of three books in the Staff and Sword series. Looks okay, but I’m not a big fan of stories set in a medieval world. Still, the main protagonist is about a man going from drunkard to hero which looks to be an interesting read, so I might go ahead and buy it once I get a little more info.

 

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I have to admit that when I saw this one, I wasn’t too impressed. Seriously, how many King Arthur and Merlin stories do we need? The plot doesn’t look too bad and the cover art is gorgeous, but I can’t muster any enthusiasm for another rehash of Arthur and Merlin.

 

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Okay, for those of you who’ve read the Binding of the Blade series and loved it like me, I believe this series won’t disappoint. Almost five years after the BotB series, L.B. Graham brings out the Wandering series which looks just as good if not better than the BotB. As soon as I’m able to, I will definitely be buying this book.

 

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This is a dystopian fiction series by Jill Williamson. I’m not a fan of dystopian fiction, but the plot was interesting enough to raise my interest that I might actually look into buying the book.

 

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Wow. Now is that a beautiful piece of art work or what? As soon as I saw the cover, it captured my attention immediately. Yes, it is dystopian fiction, but I figured why not check it out and see if it’s worthwhile. The story about where emotion has been genetically removed from people and where one girl is different from the rest, an anomaly, was good enough that I decided it might not be so bad to get once it’s available.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve discovered so far for the year. If you find any other new Christian fantasy or sci-fi series coming out this year, don’t hesitate to let me know as I am always looking for good stuff to read.

Posted March 8, 2013 by J.M. Christian in Christian Fantasy Reviews

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Beyond Reflection’s Edge   Leave a comment

I just got done reading a book called Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, the first in the Echoes from the Edge trilogy written by Bryan Davis, and decided to go ahead and post a review on it. It’s the first book review I’ve ever done so if there are any mistakes let me know.

The story begins with sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd, who lives an anything but dull life with his father, an investigator, and his mother, a renowned violinist. Everything seems to be going great until at a concert he finds his parents murdered and lying in a pair of coffins. He’s left with only a mirror that reflects his thoughts, a camera and his mother’s violin. His tutor takes him in a secluded area of the country to the house of his father’s old friend Tony Clark, for safety.

Teaming up with Tony’s teenage daughter, Kelly, they try to protect the mirror from falling into enemy hands and at the same time unravel the mysteries surrounding it.

The story deals a lot with alternate dimensions which I thought would be interesting. It starts out fairly fast-paced although it lags in a few places, but the suspense and action are there to hold your interest.

I enjoyed the book but I have to honest and say that it’s not quite as good as the Dragons in our Midst series, which was written by the same author. There was a depth and mythology to that series that the BTRE couldn’t match. Still it was an enjoying read and I definitely give it four stars.

There is one thing I do wish to point out and that is the author’s overuse of the word, ‘fetal.’ I lost track of the amount of times that one word kept popping up in the story. I wondered if the author knew any other poses other than that one. For me it was slightly annoying but still, it is a minor quibble.

If you’re looking for a great story that’s clean and has not only good action but morals to boot, then you’ll enjoy this story. One thing I’ll warn you about though is that some of the themes in there are a little more mature and for an older audience. Particularly the gory parts so be prepared.

Anyway that’s my take on the book. I would appreciate any comments as to what you thought and ideas to make any future book reviews better. Thanks to all for taking the time to read this.

Posted July 12, 2012 by J.M. Christian in Christian Fantasy Reviews

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