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Reading Suggestions – My Lady Sorceress by Toby Neighbours (2018).

Absolutely loving this cover. Hopefully the storyline is as good as it sounds 🙌😊👍👌

My Lady Sorceress by Toby Neighbours

On the Cover.

An ancient dragon, talking animals, and just a touch of the extraordinary…

Magic is all around us. In the Western Realm, it is the creative force that formed the world, yet decades of neglect have left the magical races in decline and to the humans in the kingdom of Floralon magic is nothing more than a fairy tale. But magic is real. You have to believe in it to find it. You have to have the gift to experience it. And to wield it, one must receive the touch from a magical creature beyond the Mountain Veil.

For Feray, her entire world revolves around her family and their farm outside the small village of Greenhaven. Yet something deeper is calling to her, something powerful, something undeniable. When the Raven King comes to Greenhaven it is cause for celebration, but for Feray the King’s Festival becomes the turning point of her life, the catalyst to something much greater than the Kingdom on the Coast. She will experience evil, she will know loss, and she will meet the man with no hands.

My Lady Sorceress is the first novel in a new Epic Fantasy Series by prolific author Toby Neighbors. With a strong heroine and a magical world full of excitement, My Lady Sorceress is the start of grand adventure in the tradition begun by Tolkien, Jordan, Lewis, and McCaffrey. With dragons, magic, heart pounding battles, and characters so real you’ll feel like you’ve made wondrous new friends in a mythical world you’ll want to visit again and again, My Lady Sorceress is the next book obsession you won’t be able to stop talking about.

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Reading Suggestions – The White Tower, by Michael Wisehart

Banished magic? How dare anyone demand such a thing ….

This looks like it will be quite good. 😊👌🙌👍

On the Cover.

The Wizard Wars have taken their toll . . .

. . . and magic is banished.

Those caught wielding it are sent to the White Tower. No one knows why.

They’ve never been seen again.

Darkness stirs in the north. War is coming, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the time of the Khul Hordes. How will humanity fight back when those with the ability to do so are being exterminated?

In a world where magic is outlawed, one sixteen-year-old might be the key. Hunted by the Black Watch, Ty discovers a secret that threatens not only his life, but the lives of everyone around him…including Lyessa.

But she has a secret of her own.

Will her skill with the sword prove the means of Ty’s salvation or the end of everything they hold dear?

The world balances on the edge of a blade. Which way will it fall?

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Book Suggestions – Elves of Irradan, by R. J. Long (2018).

This book looks amazing. From the cover to the description readers can expect epic fantasy at its best. Already added to my #mustread list 📚 😊 👌 👍

Elves of Irradan by R J Long.

On the Cover.

As Ealrin and Blume embark to restore her magical abilities, they encounter a growing unrest in the ancient land of Irradan.

In search for a tree of legend, they uncover an empire on the brink of rebellion, a kingdom in shambles, and a clan of elves who rever nature more than their very lives.

The Empire of Enoth has stood for thousands of years. At its head rules a gleaming emperor worshipped as a god. As Ealrin casts his doubts on a supposed peaceful visit from the imperial elves, Blume befriends the stoic son of a general.

Yet in the distance, brewing in the mountains to the west, comes a lonely howl as a new threat reveals itself. One that may consume them all.

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Reading Suggestions – Eve of Snows, by L. James Rice (2017).

Something intriguing about this cover and title. The description is filled with intrigue and imagination and may just translate into a great novel. Anyone read this yet? 🤔📚👍👌✍️

“Would you defy your gods to stop a war? Would it matter if you did? A young priestess at the heart of the conspiracy, and a warrior who is its target, are about to find out. ” ~ Kindle

Eve of Snows by L James Rice.

On the Cover.

Prayers hold the power of magic, and Eliles is the most accomplished postulant to study for the priesthood in generations. But her prayers are a lie. She doesn’t channel energy from the gods; she wields unholy feral magic, punishable by death. She hides her secret in the heart of the church, the monastery of Istinjoln. Priests celebrate her prayers in public but mock her behind her back, and all she wants is out.

Eliles plans her escape from the monastery on the upcoming Eve of Snows festival, the day she takes her vows. When her closest friend returns from the frozen wilds draped over his horse, a sealed scroll lashed to his body, she’s drawn into a conspiracy decades in the planning.

Lord Priest Ulrikt intends to open a Celestial Gate to the gods and usurp rule from the clans in a holy war, crowning himself King Priest. However, if the gate reaches the hells instead of the heavens, it unleashes a hoard of Shadows bent on genocide. On the Eve of Snows, come heavens or hells, war will rage.

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Reading Suggestions – The Tethered Mage, by Melissa Caruso (2017).

This cover is the first thing that struck me as magnificent. And that was before I had read the description. I am definitely going to add this to my #mustread list 📚 ⭐️ 💯 ✍️

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 GEMMELL AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT***

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso.

On the Cover.

In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled – taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.

Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that could threaten the entire empire.

Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations. But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.

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Reading Suggestions – Rise of the Ranger, by Philip C. Quaintrell (2017).

This looks fantastic. The book cover is tantalising and the description is exciting as I had expected. On my #mustread list 📚 😊 🤓 📖

Rise of the Ranger by Philip C Quaintrell.

On the Cover.

The Echoes of Fate, a prophesy uttered unto the world a thousand years ago, cannot be denied…

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realise a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia – elves are superior! They are faster, stronger and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other’s doors for more power.

War is coming…

Thrown into the heart of this war is an Outlander of the wilds, an assassin, a ranger. Asher was born a thousand years ago, but he doesn’t remember. Forty years of brutal training and killing for money has beaten the earliest years of his life away, leaving his ties to the oldest of evils a mystery to all.

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Book Review: Possession, by J. R. Ward (2013).

On the Cover.

Jim Heron, disgruntled fallen angel, thinks that he finally has a leg up against Devinia, a devil’s minion, in their fight over seven souls to end the war against good and evil. This is because Jim knows exactly which earthly soul he needs to save: a distant single father of a 13-year-old son. Luckily, Jim thinks that he can leverage the power of love, because this man is in love with a careful woman previously burnt by lust. So instead, Jim focuses his attentions on Sissy, the young soul he saved from Devinia’s clutches, who is now transitioning to her life as an angel.

But things are more complicated than they seem, because someone else is in love with that careful woman – the twin of the man whose soul needs saving. And unfortunately, this twin is the better contender for romance – he’s a good-hearted sensitive musician. Torn between gentle support and steamy passion, will this woman make the choice that brings a brooding, broken soul to redemption? Or will that soul be doomed to endure the most hellish possession?

Review:

This the fifth book in the Fallen Angel series authored by J. R. Ward, and thankfully it did not disappoint. Even though there was a lot of losing the war on the side of good in this book, not to mention Devina seemed to really be in her element, it did not disuade this from being a good read.

Again we look at Jim Heron as the key character of the War between good and Evil, but throughout the novel he seems to be too distracted to see the whole bigger picture of what is happening around him and right in front of him. He spends most of the book fixated on Sissy, which does no one any good, and unfortunately the consequences of his actions and choices affect so many other people. His big plan to make a deal with ‘devil’ not smart as he had hoped. In fact it causes a chain of events that no one really expects.

The storyline involving Duke and GB was definitely a good read, and was just as interesting as the storyline that undercurrents everything. The twist of the evil twin brother gives readers something else to focus on, and even though the sides of good and evil didn’t really interact with them a great deal, or at least that you see, and was filled with the great aura that is J. R. Ward.

Overall, I have to say I have really enjoyed this novel, and am already looking forward to reading the next. It has everything paranormal, fantasy-fiction fans could ask for, and that little be extra that makes it totally readable and unforgettable. I recommend this to anyone interested in the fantasy fiction genre who enjoys a little bit of mystery ad romance. I give this book a rating of 7.5/10.

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Reading Suggestions – Box of Frogs, by Helen Harper (2018).

This is something for the young adult and of course the young at heart. You are never too old for any novel genre in a younger age group especially when there are so many great young adult novels out there with a fabulous storyline and well written characters that with a little less “tweens” and a little more “ies” it would be classified as adult anyway!

This one really looks like some fun. It was the cover that really struck me to begin with. Bright colours and of course the title and golden frogs! Of course its going to peak my interest! Could be worth taking a look.

Box of Frogs by Helen Harper.

On the Cover.

One corpse. Several bizarre looking attackers. Some very strange magical powers. And a severe bout of amnesia.

It’s one thing to wake up outside in the middle of the night with a decapitated man for company. It’s another to have no memory of how you got there – or who you are.

She might not know her own name but she knows that several people are out to get her. It could be because she has strange magical powers seemingly at her fingertips and is some kind of fabulous hero. But then why does she appear to inspire fear in so many? And who on earth is the sexy, green-eyed barman who apparently despises her? So many questions … and so few answers.

At least one thing is for sure – the streets of Manchester have never met someone quite as mad as Madrona…

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Reading Suggestions – Symphony of the Wind, Steven McKinnon (2017).

This cover is brilliant, bringing a number of images into readers imaginations. The title also has a lot to offer along with the description. Maybe worth the look! 📚

Symphony of the Wind by Steven McKinnon

On the Cover.

Serena dreams of leaving her unforgiving desert home far behind in her very own airship. But when an assassin’s knife meant for Serena kills her friend instead, the rebellious orphan ventures into the corrupt heart of Dalthea to discover who put a price on her head. With each new turn, she edges closer to uncovering the awful truth… And the mystical powers brewing deep within her.

After his fiancée’s death, soldier-turned-bounty hunter Tyson Gallows is eager to sacrifice his life in the line of duty. When a foreign enemy assassinates a high-ranking official, he vows to bring them to justice. On the hunt for a killer, Gallows exposes a sinister plot that proves his fiancée’s death was no accident.

Driven by revenge, Serena and Gallows must join forces to take down the conspiracy before the kingdom falls to ruin.

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Reading Suggestions – Mordecai (The Riven Gates Book 1) Michael G. Manning (2018).

This looks like it could be quite good. Something worthwhile checking out 📚⭐️👌💯

On the Cover

Years have passed since the last of the Dark Gods was defeated, and Lothion has entered an age of peace and prosperity. Mordecai’s oldest children have already begun to make a place for themselves, and his youngest are on the cusp of adulthood. By every outward measure, his life has been a success; he has earned his reward. However, Tyrion, the first wizard and brutal liberator of mankind, has returned with an agenda of his own, and dark things continue to stir at the edges of civilization, threatening to undo Mordecai’s accomplishments.

He must meet the expectations of his queen, his family, and his people, all while finding a way to protect them from the ancient enemy of the She’Har, but his greatest challenge may be dealing with the lingering darkness that is growing within his own heart.

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