The four champions of Aralan are sent on a deadly quest deep into the Northern Mountains to find the long ago stolen crowns of the King & Queen. If all this feels like a cross between Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings, that's because it is. The mountain is booby-trapped up the wazoo, with taunting notes left hundreds of years ago by a wily, bloodthirsty thief. The young champions face many threats, most from without, some from within.
Illusionary by Desiree Williams is a New Adult Fantasy novel (the main character is 19 years old, I am counting this as NA and no one can convince me otherwise!) about a young woman who trips and falls into another world. Literally. Once there, she meets a band of young boys, lead by a young man with unusual powers, and goes on a quest to save the 'Maker' of the world. Hilarity, sweetness and wonder ensue.
RENEGADES is the first installment of the new dissent Series by R.J. Furness. Hundreds of years in the future, in an ice-age complete with animals and humans alike who have had to evolve over time in order to endure, "The Union' has emerged. A new order in the icy-dystopia, where humans have once again banded together to survive any way possible. But where one would rule, there is always those who will dissent.
The Traveler by E.B. Dawson, is a sci-fi fantasy novel set in what feels like a futuristic, technologically-advanced world. Whether or not that world is our future, or another, remains to be determined. Our main character, Anissa Robson, is starting in her new position as an intern to a politician. In this world, everything is automated and the people don't dream. Literally, they do not dream. Except, Anissa has started to dream more and more frequently of another place, a simpler life in a gloriously beautiful land. Away from her bureaucratic nightmare of a job, away from the freezing rain and drudgery of her city, away from all the people who don't believe in the fantastical. Her dreams are deceivingly realistic, and more and more she wishes they were real.
The Once Upon A Princess Saga is a set of 4 novellas, Beauty's Curse, Beauty's Quest, Beauty's Kiss & Beauty's Gift, that is a re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. It is geared toward a teen-aged/young adult audience, but this 27 year old didn't have a hard time enjoying it.
Welcome to The Rise of Aredor Relaunch Blog Tour! Today I'll be sharing reviews of both books, The Rise of Aredor & The Wildcat of Braeton by Claire M. Banschbach. Also, it is your lucky day, because The Rise of Aredor is on sale for only $0.99 at Amazon, go grab it and enjoy! Read to the end for the … Continue reading Review: The Rise of Aredor Series (Books 1 & 2) by Claire M. Banschbach
The Beast of Talesend is a cleanly written detective/adventure story about real fairy tales. I think it goes without saying that it is an original idea. It is also a well-executed idea, with a lot of laughs and plenty of promise for future books.
Instead, the story is about faith. Faith in the unseen, the unproven, the benevolent. Gabriel's struggle is painful to read, because I think many of us would behave similarly if we found ourselves in the same situation. It makes you question the strength of your own faith. Faced with hell on earth, would you stay strong in your conviction, or would you falter and lose hope?