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Book Suggestions – Faithless, by Graham Austin-King (2017).

There appears to be a lot of praise out there for this title from 2017. The description gives it some volume, but it’s the #bookcover that has me really interested. I will have to have a second look at this one. 💯🌟👀📖🔥⭐️📚✍️👍

Book Synopsis

The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clinging to the echoes of their lost religion. But the Father has fallen silent. There are none who still hear his voice.

The mines of Aspiration lie far below the temple’s marble halls. Slaves toil in the blackness, striving to earn their way into the church and the light. Wynn has been sold into this fate, traded for a handful of silver. In the depths of the mines, where none dare carry flame, he must meet his tally or die. But there are things that lurk in that darkness, and still darker things within the hearts of men.

When the souls bound to the great forge are released in a failed ritual, one novice flees down into the darkness of the mines. The soulwraiths know only hunger, the risen know only hate. In the blackest depths Kharios must seek a light to combat the darkness which descends.

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Book Recommendations 📚 – The Last Remnant, by Pam Brondos (2016).

This was recommended to me by a friend. I think it could be quite interesting 📚 ⭐️ 👌

Definitely worth a closer look 📚 💯 👏 👍 👀

Book Synopsis

Following her forced departure from Fourline, Natalie Barns has been aching to rejoin the struggle to overthrow its evil dictator. With Soris and those she left behind constantly on her mind, Nat bides her time, determined to find a cure for the duozi—those infected by the terrifying Nala.

An unexpected discovery propels her back to those she has sworn to protect, but her reappearance in Fourline is anything but straightforward, particularly when familiar faces appear when least expected. Despite the warnings of her friends and the looming threat of the vengeful Nala queen, Nat joins the fight in Fourline, both in her mind as well as on the field of battle. Her decisions may salvage Fourline’s future but at the risk of her own horrifying fate.

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Reading Ideas – When the Heavens Fall, by Marc Turner (2015).

A lot of people have read this novel and from what I can tell its another one to add to the #mustread list. Something to take a look at, at least!

Book Synopsis

A power-hungry necromancer has stolen The Book of Lost Souls, and intends to use it to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld.Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artefact at all cost. However, the god is not the only one interested in the Book, and a host of other forces converge, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed.

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Reading Ideas – The Undying God, by Nathon Wilson (2012).

The cover of this book has me absolutely mezmorised. It’s really quite superb. Hopefully it reads just as well as it looks.

Book Synopsis

Ideology is the most dangerous weapon of all. The Undying God explores this terrifying truth, distilled into a dark fantasy thriller laced with heated passion, treachery, and sacrifice. A tormented man emerges from isolation to execute his vision of a moral society. When his methods leave hundreds dead, one woman named Nishka dives into the chaos. Is virginity truly sacred? A disturbing, new ideology rears its hideous head in response to this question. As more murders unfold, Nishka finds herself drawn to the extremist who believes his ideology is worth killing for. And ideology never dies.

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Book Review: Wham!, by Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps (2016).

Now I understand the significance of the cover. At least I think I do. Unfortunately I feel as though I have spent at least 75% of this novel trying to understand what exactly is going on. There is no easing into the story, the author goes straight into the action of the present situations that there is no real background given as to why anything is occurring. As the scene isn’t set in the usual way it’s easy to get terribly lost, but wit a touch of perseverance it is still worth the read.

Admittedly, I did somewhat enjoy Wham, the storyline itself is definitely unique and I can see a lot of promise in future works from these authors. Tess is easily my favourite character, and I enjoy watching her maturity shine through as she deals with the loss of everything in her world around her. Nia, he sister also shows much resilience in her own story, though I find her lack of reaction to what happens to her a little strange. She is violated yet shows little emotion. Or is there something more that is yet to be told?

Overall I found Wham! To be an intriguing tale that has piqued my interest in some serious magical ideas. I recommend this book to magic lovers and fairy/elf lovers alike. I give this book a rating of 6/10 stars.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reading Ideas – The Queen’s Poisoner, by Jeff Wheeler (2016).

From the best-selling author Jeff Wheeler comes another title that looks quite intriguing ✍️⭐️📖📚🔥

Book Synopsis

King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.

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Reading Suggestions – Thorn Jack, by Katherine Harbour (2014).

Looks to be a great read with love, fantasy, and myth. 💯⭐️📚📖

Book Synopsis

Combining the sorcery of The Night Circus with the malefic suspense of A Secret History, Thorn Jack is a spectacular, modern retelling of the ancient Scottish ballad, Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and myth that echoes the imaginative artistry of the works of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Melissa Marr.

In the wake of her older sister’s suicide, Finn Sullivan and her father move to a quaint town in upstate New York. Populated with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every corner of this new place holds bright possibilities—and dark enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack Fata, scion of one of the town’s most powerful families.

As she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizens—especially the Fata family—wield an irresistible charm and dangerous power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for an innocent and curious girl like Finn.

To free herself and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the fearsome Fata family . . . a battle that will lead to shocking secrets about her sister’s death.

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Reading Suggestions: The Red Prince, by A. J. Smith (2016).

I am really going to have to add this series to my #mustread list. From the synopsis reads great. Old ways forgotten, and wealth turned to ruin. Intriguing 🧐🤔📚📖👍✍️💯👀

ALL THAT WAS DEAD WILL RISE.

ALL THAT NOW LIVES WILL FALL… ~ Kindle

Book Synopsis

Between the desert plains of Karesia and the icy wastes of Ranen, there once lay the kingdom of Ro. Its lands were fertile. Its men and women were prosperous. Their god – the One – was satisfied. 

But then the men of Ro grew unwatchful, and the armies of the south took their chance. Now the Seven Sisters rule the Kingdom, enslaving their people with sorcery of pleasure and blood. Soon, they will appoint a new god. The Long War rumbles on … but the Red Prince has yet to enter the field of battle.

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Book Ideas: Sea Witch, by Sarah Henning (2018).

Not only does this book have a fantastic tittle evoking images of Magic in ones imagination, the book over is amazing. 👍📖❤️🔥📚⭐️

I think I’ll have to take a closer look at t u is one. Could be one for the #mustread list 👍🔥📖👌✍️😁

Book Synopsis

The fairy tale you thought you knew…

The story of the Sea Witch, the villainess from Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Mermaid, told from the viewpoint of the Sea Witch when she was a twelve-year-old girl…

Evie has been wracked with guilt ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned. So when a girl appears on shore with an uncanny resemblance to Anna, Evie befriends her in an effort to make amends. And as the two girls catch the eyes – and hearts – of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at happy ever after. But is Evie’s new friend really who she says she is? Or will Evie discover, too late, the truth of her bargain? A gripping story of friendship, betrayal and the power of hope…Because ‘though magic can shape life and death… love is the one thing it cannot control.

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Reading Suggestions: Gravemaidens, by Kelly Coon (2019).

The title of this has me drawn in like a bee to honey. Something I will definitely add to my #mustread list.

Soon to be released in October 🔥📚⭐️❤️👏🌟🔮

Book Synopsis

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame. 

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. 

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

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