Oct 142013
 
Review: Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery

Reading this collection, I expected more magic and less violence. While magic and sorcery does feature in the stories, the violence still seems to be the dominant theme. The stories I enjoyed most were: The Ruins of St Louis by Selah Janel – A hinted love story set in the ruins of the future. This story seemed like a sneak peek at a full length story that I’d love to read. Mark of the Warrior by Steven Grassie – An honorable hero in a tragic situation, he strives to do the best thing for everyone, even when his options are […]

Oct 022013
 
Review: Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword

When I first started reading this collection, I was worried that the stories were all violence and half-naked women, with little substance, but the further in I got, the better the stories were. In the end, there were 6 stories that I really liked. Emissary by Marcella Burnard – This featured a strong heroine with a strong moral compass. She’s a warrier, but also has compassion and empathy for others. Also, she has awesome lions. The Red Hand by Alexis A Hunter – Ultimate betrayal and guilt. This story had powerful emotions in a few short pages. Where the Red […]

Oct 262012
 
Review: Blood and Silver

While I enjoyed this book almost as much as the previous books in the series, I found myself a little more critical of the writing. With 2 novellas and a full length book under his belt, I have higher expectations from the author when it comes to the execution of the story. One thing that struck me in a less positive way was the amount of repetition in the story. While it is not reasonable to expect all your readers to have read previous volumes in the series, it isn’t necessary to recap everything that happened in said books. Fewer […]

Oct 192012
 
Review: Spider's Lullaby

This book was a great fit for the series: fast, fun, furious and full of attitude. The action is nonstop, and there is never a dull moment. The novella length offer a great read that left me craving a full length story. I will admit that I was worried about a story about were-spiders because spiders are creepy and gross. But there was no need to worry because the spiders played more of a supporting role as victims rather than a centre stage role. That’s not to say that aren’t creepy, especially the final scenes, but I didn’t have nightmares […]