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Review: Moral Authority by Jacob Z Flores

Moral Authority by Jacob Z Flores
Title: Moral Authority
Author: Jacob Z Flores
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Sci-Fi
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are prescribed ideals in America of 2050. The Moral Authority, the nation’s newest branch of government, has virtually eliminated crime, poverty, and most social ills, but it also rules the land with a tyrannical fist, championing ignorance and brandishing fear.

Mark Bryan is a gay man whose existence brands him an outlaw; Isaac Montoya is a charming stranger, who entices Mark to defy moral law; and Samuel Pleasant runs the Moral Authority and plans to punish moral offenders and a rebellious uprising—no matter the cost.

Will liberty and justice return for all?

Review:

The year is 2050. For the past thirty years, America has been ruled by the highest branch of government called the Moral Authority. The Moral Authority wields its control over their society by fear of criminalization if any law is broken.

Mark Bryan is a college student and journalist. Mark not only disagrees with strict moral standards of the Moral Police but their harshly enforced punishments as well.

The outright ban the government has placed on homosexuality makes life for a gay man even harder. Mark, like every other gay man is deeply closeted from fear of the Moral Police stings, setup like a gay witch hunt.

In the midst of a suppressing government, Mark still finds himself attracted to a man, with whom he starts a relationship with. Mark is found guilty after being subjected in a sting.

While Mark is in prison, a national rebellion soon begins. The media can’t help but show the well-coordinated efforts of its citizens demanding freedom.

The prisons scattered throughout America resemble Hitler’s Nazi prison camps. The prisoners are often beaten, raped, starved, and tortured. Every last scrape of dignity these prisoners have is forcibly removed.

Hope is the last thing you would find in a place like this, but Mark still holds out hope that one day America will once again seek liberty and the right to the pursuit of happiness for all.

When I first read the blurb for Moral Authority, I honestly didn’t expect a debut author to capture the emotion and plot development needed for a story like this. I was so wrong!!

Jacob Z. Flores has not only made this story believable but has made it a MUST READ. I honestly couldn’t put down this book. If I had to describe this book, words like: heartbreaking, horrific, gritty, intense, hopeful, and thought provoking, come to mind.

I give Moral Authority of Jacob Z. Flores five stars. Don’t just put this book on your to read shelf. Buy it and make the time to read it immediately. Mr. Flores will make you cry, make you cringe, and will open your eyes. This book is a stunning masterpiece.

Review: Life in the Land by Rebecca Cohen

Life in the Land by Rebecca Cohen
Title: Life in the Land
Author: Rebecca Cohen
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Sean
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Genre: Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

The magic of the Sawyer family’s extremely green thumbs comes straight from the land. But Bobby Sawyer’s expected superpowers don’t become a reality until he kisses his best friend, Mike Flint. That kiss moves the earth—literally.

When he moves to the city, leaving Mike behind, Bobby keeps his green thumb nimble by working in a garden center and uses his superpowers to help fight crime. He’s on a mission when a bomb explodes, leaving him seriously injured, forcing him to return to the family farm—the source of his strength—to recuperate.

While attempting to recover, Bobby realizes Mike is still the love of his life. But Mike is leery: Bobby left him once before. What if all Bobby needs is one more magical kiss?

Review:

I found the book to be a cute romance story and happened to be a bit too short for my taste. Between first part and second part, it skipped way too much. Nearly lose my interest in the book hence the losing star. The first part hooked me so well until I start the second part and got so confused when the author skipped a couple years later without any explanation but it soon finally explained later into the story. I thought the author would have make the story stronger if the author added a part between first and second to let the transition goes smoothly.

What I like…

Original idea for how character gets its magic. I like the idea of how Bobby brings the life from a seed when he attempts to be a hero of the town. It nearly costs his life and it brings him back to Mike and makes me fall in love with the book again. The relationship between Bobby and Mike are realistic in the book. They’re making for each other very well.

What I don’t like…

The fact that author skipped so much in between the part one and part two. I don’t feel any pain for Mike when Bobby chooses to leave him to live in the city. I don’t see any pain in the book until Bobby returns to his hometown and sees Mike again. That was the only thing I don’t like about the book and it being too short, too.

Overall, it is a good magic book I think everyone should check it out. If the author writes more similar book to this, I’d pick it up without a hesitance.

Review: And So It Begins by R.G. Green

And So It Begins by R.G. Green
Title: And So It Begins
Author: R.G. Green
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Jay
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

Prince and Trader: Book I

For hundreds of years, the kingdom of Llarien has maintained a defense against the barbarians. Now, activity at the border draws attention from Kherin Rhylle, the less-favored younger son of the king. Kherin suspects a deeper purpose behind the attacks, but his father refuses to grant permission to travel to the border, despite Kherin’s obligated tenure as a Defender. Not even unprecedented deaths or the serious injury of Kherin’s brother, the crown prince, can change the king’s mind.

Then Derek Resh, kingdom trader and Kherin’s closest friend, convinces the king to allow Kherin to travel with him, and an unexpected journey to the border proves the threat real—while an unexpected intimacy with Derek makes Kherin realize that his feelings go deeper than the friendship they have shared for most of his life. But even that turns devastating, as Derek won’t pursue anything more intimate when the king’s disapproval is certain.

Grasping at straws, Kherin is caught between a danger he doesn’t understand and the desire for a deeper relationship he can’t have. And then there’s the magic that threatens to return after being banished hundreds of years ago….

Review:

And So It Begins is an appropriate title for this book. After finishing the book you are left with just the beginning of the story. As I write this review I am trying to decide if I liked And So It Begins or not.

The story is set in the fantasy kingdom of Llarien and is centered on Kherin Rhylle and Derek Resh.  Kherin is the second prince of Llarien, who at the beginning is stuck in the castle library with a broken leg instead of defending the Llarien borders. Derek is a trader who travels throughout Llarien gathering information that he provides to the king.  Derek is valued by the king, but the relationship between the King and the second prince is strained and tension between them is intense.

Kherin’s brother Adrien is wounded in an attack and Kherin and Derek set out for the border that he was defending.  Upon their arrival they discover that his injuries are more than physical and a mystery.  We also learn that the Northerners are threat but we don’t know why.  Kherin and Derek have always been best friends and the fondness between them is revealed during their journey and their time spent in the border city of Gravlorn.  Along the way the sexual tension builds between them, but the perceived wrath of the king keeps getting in the way.

This installment of the series is focused on building the fantasy world that is the setting for the series.  You are introduced to the dynamics of the Llarien population and the mystery of the opposing Northerners. The pace of this book is slow while you are given time to learn about the characters with the plot being developed along the way.  If you are expecting closure at the end of the book you will be disappointed.  I have yet to read the second book in the series, but I expect it will pick up where this installment left off.

So did I enjoy the story?  Yes, R.G. Green put a lot of thought into the development of these characters and the world they live in.  I will say that when I turned the last page the story felt incomplete and I am hoping that the next book in the series, Find a Way, will fill in the blanks.

Review: Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony

Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony
Title: Stealing the Wind
Author: Shira Anthony
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Sean
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Genre: Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Mermen of Ea: Book One 

Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.

Review:

I found the book to be a great read. It was something original, something I hadn’t read before. I didn’t read much of mermen stories to compare, though. I can assure you that Stealing the Wind was good.

I was with Taren from the beginning to the end. He had gone so much and he remained such a strong man. He refused let anyone pulled him down even though it almost did quite a few times. The tortures he had to deal with were a difficult scene to read. I kept hoping somehow he’d use his power or whatever to protect himself but he was entirely new to his kind. He never knew he was a merman until Ian rescued by him. Taren had a wonderful heart and he’d not give a crap about himself in order to save someone. In other word, he had the purest heart of all. Which was why I loved him in the book.

All other characters were fun to read as well. The author made the characters as real as possible and kept the story balanced with reality and fantasy. Not many authors had the skills to be able to do that in my opinion. It was a difficult task to meet. The author succeeded! Also, it even got better when the book was actually a book one to the series, which mean I will have a chance to read more of the awesome world the author had created.

What I like—

The originality, the world the author created, the balance between reality and fantasy, the obstacles Taren faced, and characters were described really well good and bad people. The sex didn’t take over the book. The plots won this time, which was perfect.

What I didn’t like—

I’ll have to be honest, the beginning of the book was about sex scenes, it made me thinking that it was what the book will be all about, but I was wrong. In the end, I didn’t have anything that I didn’t like in the book except for the fact it had ended and have to wait until book two. J

Overall, I definitely highly recommended you to check this one out for its awesome originality, balance between reality and fantasy, and world/character build.

Review: The Price by Dominique Frost

The Price by Dominique Frost
Title: The Price
Author: Dominique Frost
Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell
Publisher: Loose Id
Reviewer: Monika
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Genre: Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

Cale is a serving-boy at a high-class brothel in the city of Havisham. He isn’t one of the courtesans, largely because he’s too clumsy to manage seducing anyone, but he does his best as a servant, keeping the wine-glasses filled and the guests happy.

Everything changes when the warlord Darren Kaine visits the establishment. Darren is the new ruler of Havisham and is a brusque, commanding man. Fresh from a war that’s lasted over six months, Darren is in no mood for frippery, and chooses Cale to accompany him for the night, rather than any of the courtesans on display.

Indeed, Darren so prefers Cale’s straightforwardness and simplicity that he decides to make Cale his concubine, and to have Cale visit him at the palace, every night. Stunned by this new turn of events, Cale is further confused by his body’s reactions to Darren. Darren is darkly handsome, sexually demanding and absolutely committed to giving his partner pleasure – a fact that has Cale looking forward to his time with Darren, perhaps more than he ought to.

Darren, too, is in danger of forgetting that Cale is just a tool he uses to slake his lust. For a new ruler, every action comes with a price. Will this one be too steep to pay?

Review:

I really love this author I haven’t read a book by Dominique Frost that I didn’t like. My only negative is that they are too short. I find myself loving the characters, their story and getting really involved only to turn the page and see “The End” way too fast.

The Price is funny, sweet and quirky. It’s part historical and part fantasy a perfect pairing. Another perfect pairing is Darren and Cale they are such great MC’s and their relationship is…..different but a good different. Darren is a warlord that goes to a high-class brothel for release after battle. He likes the ‘no involvement’ type of relationship he gets there after having been betrayed by someone he had fallen for. This is just so much easier. Cale is a serving boy in the brothel that Darren frequents but Darren mistakes him for one of the courtesans after Cale literally falls into his lap. He sees something different and interesting about Cale, he’s not all primped up like the others and he sometimes forgets his place and speaks his mind.

Cale made me laugh, his snarky attitude was hilarious and the dark and brooding Darren was just too scrumptious not to fall in love with. The minor mystery/suspense part of the story was good but like all short stories there just wasn’t enough. The flow is smooth and it’s well written and there is a wonderful HEA.

Looking for a short, sweet read?  This is a good one. I’m looking forward to reading anything new from Dominique Frost. I highly recommend her books.

Review: Thick as Thieves by Tali Spencer

Thick as Thieves by Tali Spencer
Title: Thick as Thieves
Author: Tali Spencer
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Jay
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

After Vorgell the barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, he ends up in a cell with Maddog, a pretty young thief. It’s lust at first sight for Vorgell—but honestly, he can’t help it. Unicorn horn is a potent aphrodisiac, and now he can’t stop thinking about sex. Luckily, Madd is one male witch who knows how to put Vorgell’s new magical body to good use when he tricks Vorgell into a kiss that helps them escape.

Vorgell may desire sex in general—and Madd in particular—but Madd has no intention of being screwed by a man twice his size. He has problems of his own, including an enchanted collar that causes him to desire his most hated enemy. He wants that collar off as soon as possible, but that requires stealing a basilisk egg from the castle they just escaped.

Drawn together by lust and magic, the two men join forces and soon find themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Vorgell and Madd might just be perfect for each other, but first they have to survive long enough to find out.

Review:

Vorgell the barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, really? This line from the story’s description had me wondering about this one.  It turns out that the horn has magical powers and now Vorgell is perpetually horny and has magical sperm. My interest was piqued so I dove in.

We are transported to a fantasy world where Vorgell the Barbarian and Maddog (Madd) the witchkin are thrown together by fate.  The story tells of their adventures as they tackle witches, wizards, and demons – Oh My! Both Vorgell and Madd are thieves and quite the unlikely pair. Vorgell is a big gorgeous oaf and Madd can be kind of abrasive, but they work well together.  They both have not had an easy time of things and the majority of the story is centered on getting a love collar off of Madd.

The plot contains some very unsavory characters that stir our emotions away from the journey that Vorgell and Madd take; first at becoming partners in crime, then friends, and finally lovers. There are numerous characters all with very different names which made it difficult for this reader to keep track of at times. The important characters were not an issue so I didn’t give it much thought.

Don’t let the books description deter you from entering this fantasy world. Vorgell is just plain adorable and his interactions with Petal (a basilisk) provide an abundance of cuteness.  Their story, while consisting of dark encounters, is just plain fun to read.

Review: No Angel by Daniel A. Kaine

No Angel by Daniel A. Kaine
Title: No Angel
Author: Daniel A. Kaine
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Monika
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★¾

Blurb:

Born with a birth defect called Devil Syndrome, it is impossible for Josh Harper to hide the two small stumps of hornlike bone atop his head. If people also knew about his ability to create force fields with his mind, they’d lock him up for sure. Left to fend for himself on his eighteenth birthday, Josh tries to make it on the streets. When he’s attacked, he’s rescued by Sam Mitchell, who has an equally strange power—and a set of pure white wings.

Sam ran away from home a year ago, and the new life he’s built for himself includes living in an abandoned house and looking after three younger kids, all with Devil Syndrome. Then along comes Josh. After a rough start their relationship grows and the two young men find a haven in each other’s arms. But when tragedy strikes their newfound family, Sam’s hatred of regular humans spirals out of control, and Josh will have to make Sam see sense before everything he’s worked so hard to build is destroyed.

Review:

This is a story that broke my heart and brought me to tears at just about every turn for a number of reasons. The beginning was difficult to read, I wanted so badly to reach out and take these kids in and protect them. I hated what they had to endure and to some degree I saw how it mirrored real life. Take away the kids special abilities and they are the kids I see in the streets, all needing help but most of all needing love and acceptance. Yeah, I cried at lot for them. No Angel is a beautifully written story even with all the prejudice and hate but there is love and acceptance too and that helps even things out.

The MC’s Sam and Josh are 18 year olds that have more responsibility than any 18 year olds should have.  They are attracted to each other but are both unsure how to handle it with this being the first relationship either has ever had. I really felt the chemistry between Sam and Josh and when a devastating event happens that threatens to tear them apart Josh fights to keep them together.  With no examples of healthy relationships they have a hard time figuring out how to move ahead with their new found feelings so they try to take it day by day while they look after the youngsters in their ‘family’.  This story is a great example of blood doesn’t necessarily make you family, sometimes those special people you friend can be more family than the family you were born into.

No Angel is full of angst with bullying, violence and revenge being a large part of the story but love shines through and that kept me glued to it. With most of the story ripping my heart out I am surprised how much I loved it. There was so much that was hard to read but every word and every tear I shed made this story so worth it.

The boys finding an HEA with each other, their little family, a parent reuniting with his son and helping all of them in any way he can couldn’t have made a more perfect ending. I think some will see similarities with the kids in X Men, I did but I think in some ways it made me love it more.

Review: Anatomy of a Wish by Hayden Chance

Anatomy of a Wish by Hayden Chance
Title: Anatomy of a Wish
Author: Hayden Chance
Cover Artist:
Publisher: Dorje Inc
Reviewer: Monika
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating:
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Griffin Gallagher has several problems. He’s just lost his job. He can’t pay his bills. He has no passion for anything. And worst of all, he’s hungry as hell and can’t afford to eat…. Until he finds a coupon for free soup that draws him to the strangest place he’s ever been: The Catalpa Diner, a North Side Chicago eatery where nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a secret.

There he finds the most peculiar group of people he’s ever met. Reina, the stunning and compassionate waitress who takes her profession a little too seriously. Héctor the angry and bitter cook who all the customers, for some reason, adore. Theo, the busboy who shows a strange interest in what all the customers are drinking. And the boisterous and tactless Jimmy Catalpa: the dark-sunglass-wearing owner who makes a deal with Griff that leads him further and further into a bizarre, mysterious and deadly world that most humans are never aware of, but exists right under their noses.

Join Griff on his hilarious, terrifying and tender journey through a spectacular and mystical Chicago landscape to discover exactly who he is inside and what he’s been hungering for all his life. And learn, as he does, how dangerous it is not to know there’s magic at work in the world…

Review:

What an amazing story! I don’t know if it’s a fairytale or a paranormal with the magic of a fairytale, either way I LOVED it.

Anatomy of a Wish has quirky characters that end up in funny situations, I found myself smiling and laughing out loud a lot. The story does have some heart stopping scary moments and it is somewhat angsty. There is a love story, one that spans lifetimes, but circumstances keep these two apart. I loved how in amongst the craziness of this story there is a forever after love story between the MC’s. The whole story is ultimately their journey back to each other and their much deserved HEA!

Griff is down on luck, he loses his job and the place he lives now eating has become an issue. He’s given a coupon for dinner at a diner, a very special diner where odd and magical things happen.

Jimmy is the owner of that diner. He takes a liking to Griff and offers him a job as a delivery person of not just food but of wishes too which has Griff wondering if all these people are insane.

Reina is a waitress at Jimmy’s diner, she’s snarky, sarcastic and so much fun and Hector the gruff and angry cook was a favorite of mine, all the way through I thought Reina and Hector would make the perfect couple. These secondary characters are just as odd as everything else in this story which makes them and this story a hit for me but difficult for me to write a review without giving away anything in the story, the saying “be careful what you wish for” pretty much sums up what’s in this story. It’s definitely one of those stories you need to read without knowing very much about it except that it’s brilliant and in my opinion a must read!

There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about Anatomy of a Wish. From beginning to end it had me, the pace was just right and the eventual outcome couldn’t have been more perfect.

Review: The Song of the Sea by Arielle Pierce

The Song of the Sea by Arielle Pierce
Title: The Song of the Sea (Prequel to In the Lonely Sea)
Author: Arielle Pierce
Cover Artist: Arielle Pierce
Publisher: Self-Published
Reviewer: Sean
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Non-Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Short
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

Dylan has always been an outsider in the small Welsh fishing village he calls home. He’s smaller, twp, as the villagers would say. Found on the intertidal between land and sea as an infant, he’s always been a bit lost.

Everything changes when a damaged schooner arrives in the village, spilling its crew of exotic men from all over the globe. The handsome captain, Llewellyn, wastes no time letting Dylan in on why he feels so different.

He’s a merman.

Like calls to like, and Dylan soon learns what it is to let the siren song of the sea stir his blood. Llewellyn offers Dylan teaching and freedom from a life he’s never really belonged to. But can Llewellyn offer Dylan what he needs most of all—love?

Review:

It was a quick read for me. I really enjoyed the world the author had built. She wrote the story as if she was drawing the pictures. It was amazing to see how the world she’d had built. It made me feel like I was there watching the story as it happened right in front of me. I couldn’t imagine the pain and confusion Dylan had to go through until Llewellyn came and showed Dylan the path.

My only little tiny bit of complaint about the story, Dylan was quick to call Llewellyn a lover. It has always been a bit of pet peeve of mine when a sex partner called each other lovers without actually known each other on a deeper level. That was just my own personal feeling/opinion.

Overall, the book was excellent. I love the story Arielle decided to write. It made me read another short she wrote for free and loved that story. I sure wish I could read more about what was going on between Dylan and Cain since this one was a prequel to that freebie, which tells me there will be so many stories to share from Arielle for those characters she had introduced to me and to the readers.

Her writing style was wonderful. I didn’t feel confuse while reading at all. It flowed beautifully. She is an author I’d keep my eye on. I especially can’t wait to read the novel length she mentioned in the end of the book. We’re going to get much more from the characters. Especially Rhys. :D

I highly recommended to fans that searched for gay merman story. You won’t be disappointed with the awesome storyteller from Arielle Pierce. :)

Review: The God Hunters by Mark Reed

The God Hunters by Mark Reed
Title: The God Hunters
Author: Mark Reed
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Sean
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★½

Blurb:

The God Hunters: Book One

David Ruger has always been curious. That’s how he landed his charming on-again, off-again boyfriend, Wyler, and how they started in St. Louis and ended up in the Expanse, an alien universe where humans take on supernatural abilities and demons munch on Chinese takeout.

Thirty thousand years earlier, the Expanse was devastated by a gruesome war. The old gods and a group of shifters known as The God Hunters fought and failed to restore order. Little does David know that they’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try again—and they’ve set their eyes on him as the one with the power to restore the Expanse to its former splendor.

Strolling along cobblestone streets in a technologically advanced city floating above the clouds is fascinating, and David and his companions venture ever deeper, where strange beings welcome David as an old friend. But what should have been a brief exploration becomes a race against time to save David’s life.

Review:

I found the book to be an amazing read even though I didn’t give it a much higher rank. I was glad I got a chance to read because I absolutely loved the world the author had created. The only issue I actually had a hard time to ignore was how the author handled David as a character. He acted like 14-16 years old. If it were a young adult novel, then it’d definitely be a five stars book. David acted so childish in the novel.

Doug, on other hand, was one of my favorite characters. It was the same with his brothers, Bryan and James. Although, I’d rather learn more about James since he had different powers from the brothers. James was more secretive than Doug and Bryan, which was why I wanted to learn more about him than other characters. Bryan was a hilarious horny brat and I loved reading about him.

Yes, the book was a long read but I felt it worth my time. The creativity was there and the author described the settings really good. I didn’t feel like I was totally lost with the book. All others characters except David was described extremely well. I was wondering if the author wrote the book in third person POV would make the novel better?

The battles and actions scenes were awesome as if I was watching the novel came alive on television. Describing the settings had to be the author’s strongest skills when it came to story telling. I’m looking forward to read the second book. Highly recommended to sci-fi and or fantasy since it had pretty much for both. If you can ignore the immaturity of the main character, David then you will love this one.