Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Home Rule: Book III of The Tribal Wars

Stella Atrium (Stella Atrium Writes)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Home Rule is the third entry in The Tribal Wars Saga by Stella Atrium and an engaging science fiction narrative that will have fans of soap opera fully invested. Rabbenu Ely's reign is brutal and unwanted, and as a form of protest, Arrivi women burn themselves in the streets. With the city of Urbyd under siege by the Madquii and Gora tribes, Brianna Miller hopelessly seeks a peace treaty. The rebellion by the women desperate to get earth's attention is noticed by Hershel Henry, a photojournalist. Henry wants to cover the conflict but gets himse...

Drifters Realm (Book One)

AnneMarie Mazotti Gouveia (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Drifters Realm (Book One) by AnneMarie Mazotti Gouveia is an epic fantasy set in a magical world. First City Leader Quinlan and his daughter who is a Storm Catcher, Tora, are determined to destroy their world. Ori and Roe are twelve-year-old twins living in this mystical world together with their older brother, Theo. The siblings want to know more about their father and set out on a journey that will take them through dangerous terrain — from forests to deserts and unimaginable enemies. They have magical powers — Roe is a Life Giver, Ori is a S...

A Dance Between Light and Darkness

M. C. Ryder (M.E.C. Publishing)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

A Dance Between Light and Darkness by M. C. Ryder is a spellbinding tale for fans of urban fantasy and supernatural thrillers. Finally Vladimir has been defeated at great cost and vampires and werewolves live together in peace. Or so they think. When dead bodies begin to turn up, bodies left with a Dragon's eye symbol, Vince knows that the future can be grimmer than anything they have known in the past. As leader of the vampires, Vince has suffered a great loss, but now that someone from his past has resurfaced and is out to even the scores, Vi...

A Moonserpent Tale

Rosemarie Montefusco ()

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

A Moonserpent Tale by Rosemarie Montefusco has an irresistible appeal to fans of fantasy, a tale that is filled with adventure, magic, and romance. Araina is painfully aware that her world is dying — crops are diminishing and disease increases. Her aunt and mentor dies asking her to accomplish a mission for her. She is tasked to bring two books to her aunt's magical colleagues who are investigating the dangers that threaten their world. Araina's dormant magical powers begin to manifest while on her mission and the coven believes she is the righ...

The Dragon's Zenith

Jason F Boggs (Mill City Press)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

The Dragon's Zenith by Jason F Boggs is the third and final entry in the Dragon Trilogy and an enthralling tale for fans of epic fantasy. While this is the third and final book in the trilogy, it reads beautifully as a standalone novel, with plenty of background information to fill in the blanks for new readers. This spellbinding narrative follows Nelson Jones and his motley team of misfits as they wage battles against powerful enemies bent on dominating the galaxies. Ira Bilis heads the New Era, a regime once ruled the Earth in a time of crisi...

The Darkest Side of the Moon

M. C. Ryder (M.E.C. Publishing)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Fans of YA Fantasy and Paranormal will drown in The Darkest Side of the Moon by M. C. Ryder, a story that follows Nadine Drexel whose normal is dramatically altered with the arrival of the new kid in school. What preoccupies Nadine's mind is getting through High School. She is one who doesn't follow the crowd and she is happy to live that way. But everything changes for her and everyone when Vinson Weber arrives. Girls at school at swooning over him, including Nadine's best friend, Camille. Yet Nadine is unmoved, unable to accept the arrogance...

A Ghost with a Heart (IMMORTOLOGY Book 3)

C.L.R. Draeco (Independently published)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

A Ghost with a Heart is the third book in the Immortology series by C.L.R. Draeco and it follows A Ghost in a Bottle. Bram Morrison, the robotics engineer who discovered a way to cheat death helped Torula Jackson to perfect her study of what happens to human consciousness after death. In this third installment in the series, Torula is in a hospital now, but her life isn't safe yet. Meanwhile, Bram and the team at NASA Ames Research Center must face the challenges and dilemmas created by future technology. It is a world of hyperwills, robots, gh...

The Shadows We Make: Shadow Journey Series Book One

Jo Allen Ash (Potter Street Books/Robin Maderich Publishing)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

The Shadows We Make is the first, compelling entry in the Shadow Journey Series by Jo Allen Ash, a YA fantasy with an irresistible spell for fans of Hunger Games and fantasy tales with finely drawn settings and complex characters. Sixteen-year-old Grace Irese has been practically under lock and key. She is a desert warrior — strong-willed, highly skilled, and defiant. Duncan Oaks is a young member of the Grif-Drif, an association of men who would take any job if the payment was right. They are tricksters, deceivers, and opportunists. Grace and...

Beginning of Arrogance

Bryan Cole (Tellwell Talent)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

A wonderful opening for a promising series, Beginning of Arrogance by Bryan Cole introduces readers to the fantasy world of Gods and heroes — and the hero of the story is an unlikely one. While the world has always adored paladins, chosen by the Gods, ReckNor, the wild and tempestuous God of the seas and the skies makes an unusual choice when he calls Krell to be his paladin.Krell has been found on Watford docks by his alcoholic mentor after being rescued at sea floating on ship debris. The god ReckNor loves his courage and enlists hi...

My Life On Earth And Elsewhere

Peggy Payne (Hydra Publications)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Cleverly plotted and mesmerizing read for fans of YA Paranormal and lovers of Fantasy, My Life On Earth And Elsewhere by Peggy Payne, follows sixteen-year-old Darcy who suddenly has an out-of-body experience at a most critical moment of her life. She has always believed that the bond that binds her family — father, mother, and daughter — is far stronger than anything can break. But divorce is about to end what she has thus far considered normal, and with it, something else is happening to her. It begins when her spirit rises out of her body and...

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