Book Review: Resurrection Men

In this seemingly normal story about a couple of body snatchers from Glasgow, Scotland in the late 19th century, David Craig takes us on a terrifying and unexpected journey fraught with creatures from a nightmare. Foley and Hunt wind their way through coverups and mystery, kidnappings and brainwashing, even murders, all simply so they can go back to their normal, mundane lives of scrounging up enough money to take to the bar at night and keep Foley's pharmacy open during the day. But when they begin to uncover the secrets of the Sooty Feathers Club, their lives can no longer be "normal." Now, Foley and Hunt have to fight for their lives with the help of the age-old Templars and a woman with a grudge. Will they be able to beat back the evil penetrating Glasgow? Or will they end up as a Vampyre's midnight meal?

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Book Review: Legend of the Stone Keepers

In this YA Fantasy, J.L. Trepanier takes her readers on an amazing journey. The mission of her beautifully fleshed-out characters is to find the shattered pieces of the world's soul in order to fuse them back together and thus banish Nixa Somnia, the everlasting winter that freezes a being from the inside out. On this journey are the young, newly graduated Elaro, his classmate Cirra, his hero--and the Obsidian Warrior in the flesh--Plutollo, brothers Garenth and Ronin, the fiery Kindle, and the asthmatic scientist Atlas. Each have their role to play in obtaining the first piece of Terranum's soul, which lies with the humans. Will Elaro find the confidence within himself to lead his crew to the stone? Will the humans help the Agraxians save the world, or will they be too focused on their differences?

Book Review: The Story of Evil

The famous jouster Stephen Brightflame, his aerial warrior brother Tyrus Canard, and the fierce ranger Kari Quinn all battle the monsters attempting to take control of Celestial. Each has their own obstacles they must face, and all charge forward into the almost certain death. Will any of them survive this ordeal? Will anyone be able to save the city and its inhabitants from monster control? The mighty King Zoran, he who destroyed the infamous dragon, Draviakhan, now faces both his own grandson Prince Silvanus as well as the dragon's son, Nightstrike. Who will come out on top?

Book Review: The Blade Witch

The ashah Estra, born in a convent and raised under the guidance of her rigid Faith, embarks upon her own quest of killing the evil sorceress who took everything from a young Estra. The ashah, equipped with her Asruelian blood and thus a rare blessing of true sight, as well as her trusty sword of starsilver and her golden flames of arcane power, plans on stopping at nothing until she gets what she wants; Helena's death. However, Estra finds her heart warming to the people around her, showing her that the world is not as dark a place as she had thought. Will she still be able to kill Helena without hurting her newfound friends? If she can't, will the world pay the price?

Book Review: The Unknown Hero

Isaac Philips, in this futuristic novel from another galaxy explores a tense political climate as a new species shows up unannounced, armed for war. With a plethora of futuristic inventions and a variety of alien races and worlds, Philips creates an entirely new universe, fraught with dangerous political times and on the brink of a great war. The book follows a Midek (one of the many unique races depicted), who loses his brother to an invader. His life is thus turned completely around, as he journeys to different worlds, navigating his way through the political climate and trying to do the best he can for those he believes in. Will it be enough?

Book Review: Kargaroth: A Tale of the Great Onion Knighthood

In this Epic fantasy, Atheme is in control of the great nation of Felthespar, a mighty warrior region. Abaddon, nicknamed the Daemon, becomes best friends with Atheme as they fight together and work towards strengthening Felthespar and weakening her enemies together. The two go through many difficult trials throughout their years together, bringing the province of Vantrisk back under Felthespar's control, dealing with the border nation Revian, entertaining the citizens of Felthespar with tournaments, bartering with mercenaries, and eventually coming together to attempt to defeat the power of the legendary sword, Kargaroth. Along with these two main characters are also the local legend Cildar and his Cainite friend, Myris. Additionally, Kinguin, one of the smartest minds and most crafty sorcerers in the world, uses his skills to Felthespar's advantage. All serve vital roles in the wars and battles to come, and each friendship is tested to its breaking point. Who will triumph, and who will perish?

Book Review: The Fire He Started

In this dark and thrilling novel by Sarah Connor, we follow the tragic story of Terra as she flees her rapist and the murderer of her entire family; Erik. What started out as a teenage romance became something much more sinister as Terra attempted to break away from the psychopath known as Erik. After he brutally murdered her entire family, she fled, erasing all proof of her existence. Finding a halfway house, Terra believed that she was safe from the monster tracking her... But Erik has more resources than should be believed--all thanks to his similarly psychopathic father's connections. Again, Terra goes on the run, and this time all seems lost, until she meets 3 kindhearted souls who take her in. Will Terra be safe with them? Or will her past come back and stab them all in the backs? Literally.

Book Review: Wrathborne

In this short novel by K.R. Doroc, we get to see the unfolding of a completely new fantasy realm, Andor. It is home to a King, Baron, Duke, and various other officials, all of which are plotting against each other. Andor has had a bloody history up until recently, will they be thrown back into a war because their nobles can't get along? We follow the footsteps of the Duke, a spy, a noble loyal to the Duke, and two soldiers on opposite sides. Each viewpoint shows the tensions of Andor growing ever taut... Who will be the one to break first?

Book Review: Orphan’s Price

In this novel, the Pearl Nation has relegated itself to devoting its resources and people to scientific endeavors, as it has not produced a magic-user strong enough to pass the tests to become a full-fledged sorcerer in over 300 years—much to the country’s embarrassment. However, all that may be about to change with the unlikely character of Ren, a 16-year-old Orphan with nothing to his name. When he gets in a tussle with a classmate, his powers activate themselves as they never have before, which he admits to two diplomats from the Amethyst Nation—the country where sorcerers are trained. Now, Ren has to find a way to get himself to the Amethyst Nation to be tested and see if he can begin training to be a sorcerer, avoiding the various bullies in his life who would prefer to see him fail.

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