With a plot that strongly resembles the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, The Fire Rose, Book One of the Elemental Master Series by Mercedes Lackey is an interesting take in the urban fantasy genre.
As the upcoming sequel to Hugo Award Winner Wendy N. Wagner’s Skinwalkers, Michael takes a look at Pathfinder Tales: Starspawn this week. Be ready for pirates and adventure, because even though hero Jendara plots a path of peaceful atonement, it won’t come anytime soon.
After a bit of a slow, and somewhat annoying start, the audiobook for What a Ghoul Wants picks up with excellent ghost hunting, which is why the series is so widely read. More of the latter part with this one, please.
Young readers who enjoy Minecraft will also love The Rise of Herobrine, a fun adventure story with strong themes of friendship, family and redemption. This one would also make a great classroom reader.
Michael’s back with something special for this week’s Book Review, he’s reviewed a book that isn’t even out yet! It’s The Seascape Tattoo by Larry Niven!
Pathfinder Tales: Skinwalkers offers a fine adventure story that finds Viking and Native American cultures fighting in a fantasy world based on the Pathfinder Tabletop RPG. Find out if this ends up being a good mix for adventure-seeking readers.
If you like the role-playing game Pathfinder, Hellknight is a diverting read and could help provide ideas about creating your own adventures. It also has a lot of twists and turns, and complex relationships, always a good thing.
After nearly dropping Victoria Laurie’s Ghost Hunter Mystery series reviews after the poor performance of Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls, Michael found some redemption for it with Ghoul Interrupted.
This week we dive into Liar’s Blade by talented author Tim Pratt. Based on the Pathfinder RPG game, Liar’s Blade offers a unique buddy-type story between a man and his sword.
Novelizations of videogames have been hit or miss, but Cam Rogers’ Quantum Break book grabs readers from the first page and never let’s go until the exciting conclusion. If only all videogame novels were this good.