Category Archives: Self-Published

CRIMSON & CREAM by C.M. SKIERA

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. Crimson & Cream is a fantasy tale that focuses on 13-year-old twins Eadriel and Elvar, who have fallen on hard times and are desperately trying to unravel their tortured past and create … Continue reading

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THE SWORD AND ITS SERVANT (GRAUWELT #1) by VICTOR SALINAS

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The Sword and Its Servant is the first installment of what is planned as an ongoing series. This “portal” story is definitely a YA novel with its “coming of age” theme, but … Continue reading

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THE UNWEAVING (SHADER #3) by D.P. PRIOR

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The epic conclusion of the Shader series! So many questions still demanding answers. Can anyone forgive Deacon Shader for failing to stop Sektis Gandaw when he had the chance? Is there a … Continue reading

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THE ANT-MAN OF MALFEN (CHRONICLES OF THE NAMELESS DWARF #1) by D.P. PRIOR

My rating is three out of five stars. The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf #1) is a novella that doesn’t put on any pretensions about what it is. Nope, this is a sword and sorcery extravaganza that … Continue reading

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WOOL (WOOL #1) by HUGH HOWEY

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This is the first “story” in the Wool Omnibus series that took the world by storm in 2011. At 49 pages long, the tale can be read in a single sitting, and … Continue reading

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BEST LAID PLANS (SHADER #2) by D.P. PRIOR

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. Best Laid Plans picks up right where the first book in the Shader series ended: everyone is scrambling to retrieve the five pieces of the statue of Eingana, winged snake goddess of … Continue reading

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SWORD OF THE ARCHON (SHADER #1) by D.P. PRIOR

My rating is four out of five stars. Sword of the Archon (Shader #1) by D.P. Prior is one of the best self-published fantasy that I’ve stumbled upon. Not to say that it is perfect, because nothing is ever without … Continue reading

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THE BETRAYED

The Betrayed by Igor Ljubuncic  Genre: Fantasy -Grimdark Series: The Lost Words #1 Publisher:  Self Published (April 1, 2012) Author Information: Website  Length:  384 pages My Rating: 3 stars The Betrayed is a grimdark fantasy that impresses in its scope, themes and ambitious … Continue reading

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OVID’S VALLEY by ERIC PATRICK CLAYTON

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. Ovid’s Valley is a contemporary fantasy set within a small, mountain town of that name. Ovid is a place where people spend their lives enjoying the rugged mountains and untamed forests, reveling … Continue reading

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