Reviews

Embers of Shadow, Ages of Malice, Book III

Lloyd Jeffries (Buckminster Publishing)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Embers of Shadow is book three and the thrilling conclusion to Lloyd Jeffries Ages of Malice trilogy. It features a high stakes battle against the forces of darkness. As the Antichrist's influence spreads, Rhyme Carter and Emery Merrick face impossible odds to stop the coming apocalypse. Jeffries crafts a gripping narrative filled with tension and action from start to finish. The novel's fast-paced plot keeps readers on the edge of their seats as Rhyme and Emery navigate a world on the brink of destruction. Every moment is infused with danger a...

Resisting Manipulation: Embarking on a Journey Towards a Just and Ethical Societ

Michel Godet (selfpublishing.com)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Resisting Manipulation: Embarking on a Journey Towards a Just and Ethical Society by Michel Godet is a thought-provoking exploration of manipulation, societal ethics, and the pursuit of justice. With a focus on critical thinking and ethical decision-making, Godet presents a compelling message that empowers readers to challenge deception and advocate for positive change. Through engaging storytelling and insightful analysis, Godet examines the various aspects of manipulation, from personal relationships to societal frameworks, shedding light on...

Flicker

Matthew McKee (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Flicker by Matthew J. McKee is a thought-provoking exploration of identity, inner turmoil, and the consequences of one's actions. Set against a backdrop of arson, mystery, and psychological depth, the story follows the protagonist, Heat Agaki, as he struggles with his inner demons and confronts the truth about himself. McKee's narrative style is both evocative and poetic, drawing readers into Heat's world of darkness and uncertainty. Through vivid imagery and intense dialogue, the author creates a tense atmosphere of foreboding, keeping readers...

My Search for Jazzbo Jones

Ethan Hirsh (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

My Search for Jazzbo Jones by Ethan Hirsh is a spellbinding memoir that narrates the author's quest for understanding and his unlikely friendship with Jim Beeson, a blind man with a remarkable story. Through vivid storytelling and keen observation, Hirsh takes readers on a journey filled with nostalgia, humor, and profound insights. One of the most striking aspects of the book is the portrayal of Jim Beeson, a complex and resilient character who overcame adversity to become an advocate for the blind. Despite their differences in age and backgro...

Darcy Lane

James T. Graham (Austin Macauley)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Darcy Lane by James T. Graham takes readers on a poignant journey through trauma and a young woman’s quest for redemption. In this debut novel, Graham examines mental health and the aftermath of childhood trauma, painting a vivid portrait of a young woman's struggle to find solace amidst the ghosts of her past. The story centers on Elise, a young girl whose innocence is shattered by a childhood tragedy. As she grows older, Elise faces the lingering effects of her trauma, haunted by memories that refuse to fade. Released from a psychiatric hospi...

Wandering Wonderers: Essays on the Nature of Being and Big Ideas

Keith Tidman (Holism Publisher)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Wandering Wonderers: Essays on the Nature of Being and Big Ideas by Keith Tidman offers a thought-provoking experience for readers in philosophy, science, and ethics, inviting readers to ponder the fundamental questions of existence and human nature. Through a series of thought-provoking essays, Tidman explores diverse topics ranging from the mysteries of existence to the complex nature of healthcare policy, weaving together insights from philosophy, psychology, cosmology, and more. In “Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?” the author ex...

Doctor Lucifer

Anthony Lee (Anthony Lee)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Doctor Lucifer by Anthony Lee presents a riveting tale of suspense and moral complexity set in the digital age, where cyberattack threats loom over the medical world. Dr. Mark Lin, a skilled but disillusioned internist, becomes entangled in a dangerous game with a hacker known as Doctor Lucifer, whose actions put patients’ lives at risk. As Mark fights to clear his name and protect those under his care, he is forced to confront his doubts and insecurities, leading to personal growth.Lee's debut novel offers a refreshing twist on the traditional...

Woe is Me…It’s Spring!

Amy Dua (After Many Years Publishing)

| Reviewed by Kim Calderon

Woe Is Me…It’s Spring! by Amy Dua is a delightful journey through the awakening of nature as winter gives way to spring. With colorful illustrations and engaging rhymes, Dua takes young readers on a whimsical exploration of how various woodland creatures and even humans embrace the changing season. The book introduces us to a cast of characters, each with their perspective on the arrival of spring. From the industrious ladybug preparing to lay her eggs to the vigilant bird weaving a sturdy nest for her chicks, every creature is animated with pe...

Magical Missions - The New Chosen Ones

Jaime Enrique Gutierrez Perez (Xlibris)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Jaime Enrique Gutierrez Perez tells a riveting fantasy tale of magic, destiny, and courage in Magical Missions - The New Chosen Ones. Set in the mystical realm of Multiria, the narrative follows the journey of Tina of Sirigia, a young warrior princess tasked with defeating the evil entity Rogius and his dark forces. Accompanied by her childhood friend Cezanne of Terrania and the disgraced noble Rodion Dragao, Tina embarks on a dangerous quest to gather allies and fulfill her destiny as one of the New Chosen Ones. In a land infested by dead...

Morbid Thoughts and The Domino Effect

Perry Muse (Gatekeeper Press)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

Morbid Thoughts and The Domino Effect by Perry Muse offers a raw and heartfelt account of the author's journey through life's trials, from harrowing accidents to a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Muse's narrative weaves together moments of humor, resilience, and introspection, creating a compelling reading experience for readers. Muse's candid exploration of his battles against physical and mental adversaries is at the heart of the book. From surviving catastrophic accidents to confronting the shadowy specters of morbid thoughts, he opens his so...