The Bridge of Deaths by M C V Egan
This author wanted an honest review: here it is.
Bridge of Deaths is a mixture of history, fiction and a journalist sense of searching for the truth.
Although truth has its sides, this book cannot be faulted for the evidence that backs up the author's truth and is only enhanced by the fictional characters that portray it.
Yes, there is a mass of data, yet I feel that this only proved that the author did a thorough job.
This book is extremely well written, although it may be a 'story' that would appeal to a selected audience.
An excellent piece of work, where an author reached, if not exceeded her goal.
The Skeleton in the Closet by M C Beaton
One of the best things about this book is the effortless flow of words that grip you from beginning to end.
It's a good story with great characters and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I will not give any spoilers.
A Reel Cool Summer by Martha Rodriguez
Apart from the wonderful drawings, I found this story delightful. I loved the way it delved into the minds of children and made me remember not only my own childhood but those of my children. It made my smile wide.
Certainly one to pass on to younger generations.
The Guardians Apprentice by J. Michael Radcliffe
An excellent tale steeped in magic, with wonderful characters that bring alive the story.
The Guardian's Apprentice is very well written and draws in the reader from the first and has all the ingredients that make for successful fantasy novels.
I'm very glad I won this story, for I enjoyed its atmosphere and 'telling' with great relish.
BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology Volume 3
What an excellent collection of stories (and that's not even counting mine). All of them are fresh, clever and certainly worth reading. Maria - loved the ending of yours, I laughed out loud.
I would have to say that my favourite was The Wars Within - a creepy, clever, spinetingler...I always love reading about stories that deal with the mind and that's a particular interesting subject and one I'm using right now in my current work.
I loved the magic too in Scale of a Dragon and how Skins reminded us of the cruelties of the world and the deliciousness of 'payback'...oops, is that wrong to think like that?
I cannot fault any of the stories, however, and it's a great way of reading 'tasters' of other writers.
Such fabulous talent, every one a winner.
Icejacked by Adrian L Hawkes
his book was extremely well-written. The catalyst - Leddicus Palantina, a Roman, supposedly frozen for thousands of years and 'thawed' so to give the reader insight in the past.
This clever piece worked on many levels, in that it highlighted the changing times, and yet to question whether we had changed at all. The character is likeable, even if he took to his 'new world' relatively easily.
However, such themes as slavery, the media and religion, played a major part in this story, and made us question our lives today - have they improved? Maybe not. I wonder though if people ever learn?
A good story, which overall I enjoyed, but would have liked a closer look into the main character, Leddicus, where we could delve into his life, not only from a world view but on a personal level.
Yes, I liked it but wanted something more.