Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review- Puha by J. Bradley Van Tighem

I received an e copy of Puha by J. Bradley Van Tighem from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read a good Indian/Native American tale in many years. I loved how the author showed the growth of Hollow Leg/Many Wolves/Wild Man/. There was plenty of action and adventure. I loved the relationships between Many Wolves, his hawks, the wolf Rojo and his friend Ten Arrows. The character Laughing Crow was well fleshed out. In the beginning, he was a cruel man who cared only about power. Throughout the story, he became more humanized. He was still cruel, but he did care
for those close to him, especially his sons. There is violence in the story, but I think it enhanced the story and was a necessary part of the plot.

Overall, Puha was an entertaining read that I would highly recommend and I look forward to reading the next book.

Pros: very detailed, interesting characters
Cons: Some of the hunting scenes were a bit repetitive and there are a lot of characters to keep up with.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review- the rails by Kris Kemp with Graham Schofield

Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I read the blurb and thought that "the rails" would be a different read. It was. The author(s) did a wonderful job with the characters especially Egan and Togrul. Even though they were supernatural beings the author(s) did a wonderful job "humanizing" them. I found "the watchers" and their underground world interesting. The interaction between "the watchers" and the other secondary characters was fascinating. I enjoyed the story and was surprised with the ending. I would recommend this story.

4 out of 5 stars


I received an e copy of the rails by Kris Kemp with Graham Schofield from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review- The Warriors Path by Adam Harmon

I received an e copy of The Warriors Path by Adam Harmon from storycartel.com in exchange for an
honest review.

The story felt a little all over the place. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters with the exceptions of Tizer the evil villain and Tretcher the mad king. The author did a great job of fleshing out their characters. There wasn't enough background for Androd the great sword fighter/ sell sword. How did he become such a great swordsman? I would have loved to find out even more about his past life than just the brief glimpse in the story.

There were some happenings that had me scratching my head. It seemed like some plots in the story was suddenly dropped without explanation. I can't say more without using spoilers.

By the end of the story, I was pretty sure that I didn't want to read the next installment, but the last couple of chapters piqued my curiosity. The new characters brought a new energy to the story and I will give this author another try. Hopefully, some of the flaws and questions in the story will be better addressed in the next book.

3 out of 5 stars