Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review- Greylady by Peter Morwood

I received an ecopy of Greylady from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions
are my own.

First, the author created a diverse world and the magical elements are intriguing. The hero and
heroine Bayrd and Eskra are fascinating characters. One minor problem I had was the out-of-nowhere instant relationship between the two. It was a bit distracting. The secondary characters enhanced the story.

Overall, there were highs and lows in the story and moments when I struggled to continue, but by the end of the book, I was invested in the story. I will read the next book in the series because i'm interested in seeing the growth and development of the hero Bayrd ar'Talvlyn.  

Pros: a uniquely created fantasy world, vivid scenery, swords, sorcery and magic
Cons: slow in places and took awhile to build up momentum

3 1/2 stars out of 5 (I would give the first half of Greylady 3 stars and the second half a solid 4 stars.)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Review- Broken Banners by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

I received an ARC of Broken Banners from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the first book A Reaper of Stone and could not wait to read the next book in
the series. I was not disappointed. The authors packed a lot of punch into this novella. The 
characters are very well developed, the scenery is vivid and the battle scenes are descriptive
and well written. I love the relationship between the main characters Elinor, Aldis and Con. 
Elinor is a fierce warrior who is protective of her brothers and sisters. Con is as loyal and faithful 
as they come. Aldis is a complex character that struggles with his desire to succeed through 
any means necessary and living up to the expectations placed on him by Elinor. The story 
has treachery, backstabbing and a hint of magic. 

I would highly recommend this story and look forward to reading more from these authors.

5 out of 5 STARS