Blog Tour (Book Review) – Shadow of a Dead God (Mennik Thorn#1) – Patrick Samphire

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Today is my stop on the blog tour for ‘Shadow of a Dead God’ by Patrick Samphire organised by Storytellers on Tour. This book had already been on my radar and my TBR because of SPFBO 6 which is currently running, so I leapt at the chance to participate in this tour. This was a fantastic read, and  I hope that you will check out the book and the author, and enjoy the rest of the tour with the schedule in the banner above or (HERE).

Also please check out the bottom of the post for a giveaway, and a chance to get your hands on a copy of this brilliant book.

*Disclaimer: ‘I was given a copy this book in exchange for an honest review.’*

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Book Summary:

A dead god. A brutal murder. One second-rate mage.

It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he is going to get out of this: he will have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…

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IFA Summer Challenge: Mini Reviews 2

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So very belated after a week of being ill, this is a catchup on my reads from week 2 of the IFA Summer challenge. Week 3 – while I was ill, I read a lot but mostly traditional published books so I will be getting back into the indies in the week coming.

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IFA Summer Challenge: Mini Reviews I

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So this is up a little later than planned, as my laptop is slowly dying (the fact that it is alive at all is a miracle, especially as it had an encounter with the bath a few years ago) and refused to connect to the wifi at all yesterday. As part of the IFA Summer Challenge, I will be posting mini-reviews once a week to share what I’ve been reading, my thoughts and hopefully to recommend some fun indie reads to you.

For, week one I read 10 books (furlough and bad weather, is good for reading). One of these was a reread of ‘Of Honey and Wildfires’ by Sarah Chorn (Review), which is also an contestant in this year’s SPFBO and deserves all the love in the world. I also, finally got to finish The War Eternal trilogy with ‘From Cold Ashes Risen’ by Rob J. Hayes which I reviewed a couple of days ago (Here). The others, are below and are from authors that I hadn’t read before.

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Book Review: From Cold Ashes Risen (The War Eternal #3) – Rob J. Hayes

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I have spent this week getting stuck into the #IFASummerChallenge, and I am already 10 books in and my tbr is growing daily. Today, I will be reviewing ‘From Cold Ashes Risen’ the third book in The War Eternal trilogy by Rob J. Hayes that I had been sitting on just for this challenge, and tomorrow I will be doing some mini reviews for the other indie books that I have been reading as part of the challenge, and on Sunday I will be reviewing ‘The Bone Ships’ by RJ Barker.

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Book Summary:

The Corpse Queen Comes.

Eskara has lost everything. The War Eternal has cost her everything she loves, and the Iron Legion has taken the rest. Yet there is something that is still hers, something that kept her warm during her time in the Pit. Anger and a lust for vengeance. First on the list of those who must pay, the Emperor of Terrelan.

Her friends counsel peace, but her inner demons push for war, and Eska finds herself caught in the middle. Will she find a way to reap her vengeance? Or will the enemies of her past catch up to her first?

One thing is certain. The world will soon know fear when the Corpse Queen ascends her throne.

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Book Review: The Lessons Never Learned (The War Eternal #2) – Rob J. Hayes

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Today I am reviewing ‘The Lessons Never Learned’ by Rob. J. Hayes. You can check out my review of book one ‘Along the Razor’s Edge’ (HERE), and the author wrote a post about writing this second book that people should check out HERE.

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Book Summary:

I am the weapon.

Eskara is free of the Pit, but far from safe. She is beset by the ghosts of those she has killed, and plagued by the ancient horror that possesses her. Enemies dog her heels, determined to see the last Orran Sourcerer dead. Worse still, there is new player in the game, one far more dangerous than anything she has faced before.

But there is one place that might offer her both the safety she needs to survive, and the power she needs to strike back; Ro’shan, the flying home of a God.

Eska will soon learn that all power comes with a cost, and some prices are too high.

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Book Review: Along the Razor’s Edge (The War Eternal#1) – Rob J. Hayes

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            Today I am reviewing ‘Along the Razor’s Edge’ by Rob. J. Hayes. After reading ‘Never Die’ and loving it, I was keen to read more, and I was not disappointed!

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Book Summary:

No one escapes the Pit.

At just fifteen Eskara Helsene fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Fought and lost. There is only one place her enemies would send a Sourcerer as powerful as her, the Pit, a prison sunk so deep into the earth the sun is a distant memory. Now she finds herself stripped of her magic; a young girl surrounded by thieves, murderers, and worse. In order to survive she will need to find new allies, play the inmates against each other, and find a way out. Her enemies will soon find Eskara is not so easily broken.

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Book Review: Of Honey and Wildfires – Sarah Chorn

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Today I am a reviewing a book that I have been waiting for ever since it was announced that it would be coming out this year. I fell in love with Sarah Chorn’s writing in her debut novel ‘Seraphina’s Lament‘ which remains my favourite book to date, and seeing the snippets that have been posted online and the information about the world-building that she has shared via her blog, I knew that I was going to love this book – set in a whole new world – just as much. So, at midnight last night I was sat kindle in hand, waiting for it to arrive, and even with my high hopes and expectations I was blown away by ‘Of Honey and Wildfires’.

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Book Summary

From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.

What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.

The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.

Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.

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Book Spotlight: ‘Operation Large Scotch’ by Bill Flockhart

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Operation Large Scotch: O.L.S. by Bill Flockhart

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Today I am delighted to host a book spotlight for ‘Operation Large Scotch’ by Bill Flockhart as part of the #operationlargescotch and #damppebblesblogtours Book tour. So please check out the synopsis and author below, and see if we can tempt you.

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Review: The Sword of Kaigen – M.L.Wang

 

So, my original plan was to kick things off properly on the blog in the New Year (2020 here I come), with a top-five summary of the books I have read this year on Hogmanay. I will still be posting that because I want to share some of the books that have stuck with me this year – influencing both my reading and my writing.

However, I wanted to talk about a book that I finished on Monday and has pretty much consumed my thoughts since then and has firmly claimed a spot on that top 5 list, and that is the ‘Sword of Kaigen’ by M.L. Wang [Available here]. I had seen a lot of people talking about this book on twitter and through the SPFBO#5, and everything I read suggested that this book would be right up my alley, and I wasn’t wrong.

 

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