The work week begins. Time for me to strap on my business suit and head back into the office to save the world one case at a time. And helping me forget about all the trials and tribulations of life will be a few books that I hope are really, really good. So without any further talking, here are a few indie novels that I’ll be reading this week.
THE PROTECTOR (THE OUTERWORLD KEY #1) by MARK MATTHEWS
Legends tell of how the great god Gon instructed his seven children to each create a race pleasing to them. They did this gladly, yet one in particular sulked at his brethren’s work and his father’s wishes. For spite, Baris created horrible demons to oppose the beauty of the world and its new peoples.
Once the treachery of Baris was discovered, Gon cast both the abominations and his now deposed son into the Outerworld. There they imprisoned and sealed by magical gate and key, which were then hidden from all knowledge.
Barrett, the sorceress Letha and their companions now follow the trail of the key, seeking to gain its control before it falls into evil hands. Meanwhile, the malicious enchantress Basath also pursues the treasure in hopes of releasing unspeakable abhorrent beings upon the world while having the evil god Baris bestow demi-god powers upon her as reward. Goodreads description.
THE WAR OF THE MOONSTONE by JACK CONNER
Imagine the epic reach of Tolkien, the grit of George R. R. Martin and the nonstop adventure of Robert E. Howard, and you will have some idea of the thrills awaiting you in “The War of the Moonstone,” a tale of love, bloodlust and tragedy set in a land on the brink of destruction.
Black times have come to Felgrad. Once one of the jewels of the Crescent, now the dark powers have turned their gaze upon it, and Giorn Wesrain, son of the baron of Fiarth, has become inextricably drawn into the machinations of the Dark One, along with his beloved Niara, High Priestess of Illiana. They have loved each other in secret for years, but that love will be tested as the armies of the Dark One strive against Felgrad. Worse, one of their own, Raugst, is in truth an agent of the enemy, and Raugst will soon bend the barony to his will. If Felgrad falls, so too will the rest of the Crescent, and then the Dark One will be unleashed upon the world. Only Giorn and Niara can stop him, but how can they when the legendary Moonstone, the great artifact of the Light that has kept the fell powers at bay for thousands of years, has been taken? As Giorn sets out into the waste lands after it, to either reclaim it or find out what the Dark One wants it for, enemy hordes swarm the mighty city of Thiersgald and Niara is trapped behind its walls . . . with Raugst. Goodreads description.
THE QUEST FOR THE RED SAPPHIRE (SAPPHIRE CHRONICLES #1) by RIVAL GATES
The tale of Linvin Grithinshield, a half-elf general, who finds himself called home from the goblin wars to
run the lucrative family trading business after his father’s disappearance. Only after his mother’s murder does he discover his destiny is to be the Master of the Red Sapphire, the most powerful magic any mortal can possess. Together with his wise but mysterious Uncle Anvar and his infuriating cousins Bander and Rander, Linvin must flee the would-be assassins and find the gem before the sinister forces from whom he flees find the stone and take it for a dark purpose.
The coming weeks should be interesting in terms of your reviews, I haven’t heard of any of these! 🙂
War of the Bloodstone sounds interesting.
I’m still stuck in WWI. Should finish Farewell to Arms this week. I can’t wait for Ancillary Sword, which I preordered last week.
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I also haven’t heard of any of these and so agree it will be interesting to see what you think.