The Atomic Sea Vol. 1 by Jack Conner

ConnerTheAtomicSeaVol1Where I Got It: Review copy.

Narrator: Ray Greenley

Publisher: Jack Conner (2015)

Length: 6 hours 40 minutes

Series: Book 1 The Atomic Sea

Author’s Page

In a future Earth, the seas have become tainted with a mix of radiation, mutated dangerous sea life, and who knows what else. This taint can affect humans who eat affected seafood or fall into the oceans. Small nations of humans survive, but war is imminent. Dr. Avery, aboard a Ghenisian military whaling ship, stumbles upon espionage and perhaps something more when a mysterious unconscious woman is brought aboard.

This was a crazy cool mix of mutated sea beasties, military fiction, a touch of murder mystery, and espionage. The Cthulu spawn coupled with the dark, imminent danger atmosphere of this book had me hooked from the beginning. As a biologist, I was geeking out over the mutated sea life but also the chemical and/or biological weapons the Octung enemies kept throwing at Ghenisia. Later in the story, we have some human diseases, even mutations, brought about by eating tainted sea food, and the wicked biologist in me enjoyed that as well.

Dr. Francis Avery is an interesting man as well. He is not your typical hero. He’s an alcoholic, middle years, balding, not so sure of himself, and for part of the story, he is a little easy to  manipulate. All this made him a very interesting character. He has the remnants of some high ideals, as much as the world he lives in will allow him, but by the end those once pristine black & white areas have all gone grey for him.

Captain Sheridan is also interesting. She was hard for me to guess what side of things she stood on and I very much enjoyed that. Dr. Avery spends quite a bit of time trying to figure her out as well. She is also a woman accustomed to getting her way in nearly everything, including the bedroom (which Avery well knows). I liked that the sex between them wasn’t all mushy but was completely focused on release of tension and lust. After all, this is a hard world and it breeds hard people, men and women alike.

The mysterious woman Layanna was brought up out of the sea unconscious. She poses a quandary as she is unblemished and remains that way while in sick bay. Perhaps she is some human genetic experiment gone right – making it possible for humans to remain untouched by the tainted sea. Perhaps she is a myth, something higher than humanity. At any rate, she is an item the Octung want and the Ghenisia government will want once they know about her.

Then we have all this cool espionage stuff going on in the background. Who aboard the Ghenisian whaler is dropping secret messages overboard? Who can Dr. Avery trust? Who killed those two sailors? So many questions for him to resolve!

Toss in big brawling Janx with his rag tag mutant, tattooed friends and you have quite the story! Indeed, I really enjoyed this book.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge from the author via the GoodReads Audiobooks Group in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks!

The Narration: Ray Greenley did an amazing job with this book. He really brought the characters to life and made them all distinct. He had believable female voices. I especially liked his voice for Janx and that of Janx’s buddy (who he fights in an organized match). 

What I Liked: The cover art; excellent narration; mutated sea beasties!; biowarfare; tainted seas; espionage; sex without the mushiness; Dr. Avery is a complicated guy; mutated humans; murder mystery; so ready for Book 2!

What I Disliked: Nothing – I really enjoyed this book. 

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Giveaway & Interview: Ddwlem, authors of IZ~ The Izzy Story

DdwlemISTheIzzyStoryEncountersDabbers, please welcome the wife-husband writing duo, Sandy and Duayne, who go by Ddwlem. They’ve published a fun adventure space opera, IZ~ The Izzy Story: Encounters, which I quite enjoyed and am looking forward to Book 2 in the series. It’s a real treat having them on the blog and I bet you’ll enjoy their humor as I do! Sandy & Duayne are also generously giving away 5 Audible US downloads and 10 Audible UK downloads of their book! Freaking awesome! So scroll to the bottom for details on how to enter.

What fictional world would you like to visit for the holidays?

The World of Authair (pronounced OUT THERE) is at the top of our list. We’re looking forward to our first flight in Graviton 1 to Planet Authair with our avatars before the end of this year.

How does modern pop culture influence your work? Do modern cultural references date a piece or add touchstones for the reader? 

Cimi Nuja, our mathematical geek, is an embodiment of pop culture modern and retro. She’ll be seen wearing the latest in fashion as long as it allows her to be comfortable and efficient; if not she’ll re-fashion it to suit her needs.

What has been your worst or most difficult job? How does it compare to writing?

Determining the composition of petroleum streams and administrating an educational program have been our most challenging jobs.  While the tedium necessary for identifying elements in samples of petroleum has little obvious relationship to the collaboration necessary to effectively work with educators we’ve blended those skills into a rare form of ingenuity we call IZ~.

Are minions/sidekicks just throwaway devices in a tale? Can they become more? Do they need to become more? 

If you have a sidekick you’ve gotta make him kick. Leachim Ztulk is ours. He’s been assigned to Gore Andriol; so you can imagine what it must be like when you’re designated assistant ‘gets it wrong’ every time. Our sidekick is used as an entertaining thread throughout the story creating events that other characters have to deal with before they can get on with their mission.

What were you like as a kid? Did your kid-self see you being a writer? 

*Duayne gets the first bid at this one.* I was one of those inquisitive little boys encouraged to explore. I wanted to know how things worked. In high school I built a cloud chamber to observe radioactive particles. I liked mixing chemicals and watching their reactions including making my own rockets and hydrogen balloons. My kid-self wanted action, writing a book wasn’t nearly that exciting to me at the time.

*Sandy chimes in.* And I was one of those quiet little girls who spent half of her first year of school at home because of a respiratory illness. There I entered the fictional world of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Reading or being read to was my favorite past time. Kate Greenaway was my heroin, I would not have pretended to follow in her footsteps. Writing was one of those unspoken aspirations that has only recently surfaced to be manifest in IZ~.

If you could sit down and have tea (or a beer) with 5 fictional characters, who would you invite to the table? 

It would be a glass of Merlot for Brenda Leigh Johnson of The Closer, a hearty grog for Gulliver of Gulliver’s Travels, a super soda for Abbey of NCIS, a cup of tea for William Murdock in the Artful Detective while the two of us sit spellbound with our cups of coffee going cold.

What is a recurring or the most memorable geeky argument or debate you have taken part in? 

Is it possible to have a planet revolving between two suns of a binary star system as does Planet Authair in IZ~ revolve between its two suns Olym and Valym? We’ve presented this proposal to several notable astronomers.

What is the first book you remember reading on your own?

*Sandy gets the first bid on this question.* Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway was probably the first book I read all the way through, possibly having memorized it. The poetry was beautiful and the little girls lived in a world I wanted to experience.

*Duayne chimes in.* As for me, other than See Spot Run in my early years, the first book I remember reading was Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. I was a freshman in High School at the time and taken by the idea of second and third dimensions and Abbott’s concept of the forth dimension. Perhaps it’s our divergence of preferences that generates our mutual enjoyment of the unusual.

Finally, what upcoming events and works would you like to share with the readers?

As we mentioned in your opening question our avatars will be traveling to Planet Authair. Look for the flight in Graviton 1 to Planet Authair to be available on our website in the fall of 2015. Denisa Kuldova, our 3D artist, is preparing the flight.

We are planning to research the Olmec people in an upcoming trip to Mexico. This is in preparation for Wheeling and Dealing, Book 4 in the series. We’ll be posting those adventures and recognizing the people who help us uncover the curiosities of this magnificent ancient culture on Facebook and our website.

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FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Association) has chosen IZ~ The Izzy Story: Book 1, Encounters as a finalist in the category of Florida Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction. The Gold and Silver Metal winners of each category will be announced at the conference held at the Hilton in Orlando, FL August 7 – 9 of this year. There are 3 books chosen in this category: The other two finalists are John Horse: Florida’s First Freedom Fighter by Betty Turso and The Sparks by Kyle Prue.

DdwlemISTheIzzyStoryEncountersBook Blurb for The Izzy Story: Encounters

IZ~ The Izzy Story consists of a series of books that describe the life and adventures of Izzy, his loyal friends and, few but deadly, enemies. There is humor and drama, woven through scientifically imagined possibilities that question the origin and of our myths and legends.

This introductory book describes the first encounters of Izzy with the Good , the Bad and the Earthlings and lays the basis for subsequent books in the series.
“Encounters,” consists of 5 chapters from different times and locations. It weaves a tale around Izzy’s life and how he lost a precious possession while on a mission to Earth with his companions. Their plan was to develop a vaccine to cure a plague that was rampant on their home planet Authair. Each chapter further develops a mystery surrounding the discovery of a curiously crafted artifact.

Chapter 1, “Attack,” reveals that Izzy Tzeus, was created by a lab accident at the Ponce Heidon Institute of Genetic Research on Planet Authair. Surprisingly he’s found to be half cat, half iguana with a trace of Authairian blood and was named because Ponce kept asking, “What is he?” He uses telepathic powers and can communicate with any life form. Izzy surprises everyone including himself when he learns he can produce a sound capable of subduing enemies and saving lives.

For those who don’t believe such a small creature’s sound could be so potent, in Chapter 2 “Skeptical”, older Izzy attempts to prove it is true. He also provides evidence of the team’s visit to prehistoric Earth through a gift he received from Kurl Tszargon. Kurl depicted Izzy’s life story by engraving an ancient Authairian script around a plate’s edge. This precious gift was lost during the volcanic eruption in Santorini around 1600 BCE. But shortly after the eruption, a broken fragment is recovered by a Welsh sailor, Illiachus, who believes it is a gift from the gods.

It is eventually rediscovered in 2000 CE at Stonehenge by Tasy, a terrier belonging to Dee, an archaeology coed attending Bournemouth University. Her professor, Geoffrey Devans, once he recovers from the shock of his student ‘stealing’ an artifact from the earth at Stonehenge hypothesizes the artifact was fabricated during the Bronze Age in Wales but composed of materials known to have only recently been developed here on Earth. The script around the edge resembles Linear A, so professor and student travel to Santorini to have Dee’s grandfather, Aristotle Maritimis, attempt to translate it’s message.

They are joined by Thorf Serendopolis, an archaeology student who has just arrived in Santorini from Princeton University to conduct his PhD research who shortly before leaving for Greece, had discovered he has a strange allele on his DNA that may account for his superior intellect and athletic prowess. On arriving at Santorini, Thorf has a déjà vu feeling that haunts him. That night he has a series of nightmares about riots and a plague in a distant world, then about a young girl gathering firewood on a beach.

The origin of the dream is realized in Chapter 5. The young girl’s grandfather, Illiachus, recites a fireside ballad to the children of his clan about his encounters with human-like creatures and a dragon that descend to Earth and bargain with him, and how he survives the destruction of Santorini and finds a treasure made by the gods.


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The Blood Cloth Syndicate by Joseph Racconti

RaccontiTheBloodClothSyndicateWhere I Got It: Review copy.

Narrator: Shaun Toole

Publisher: Joseph Racconti (2015)

Length: 9 hours 55 minutes

Series: Book 1 A Relics Novel

Author’s Page

A group of brothers and friends get swept up into a mysterious conspiracy. As one by one they are threatened or injured, they band together to sort things out. Brothers John & Jimmy think their aged grandfather, their last living relative, may have some answers. What they learn about an ancient religious relic is almost too much to believe. However, their French foe is definitely convinced of it’s existence and will stop at nothing to locate it. This thriller will take the reader to various parts of the world as you follow along on this entertaining ride.

This book combined mystery, action, and archaeology – some of my favorite things. As this band of men dig into the mystery, they must visit various archaeological sites to find the answers. These characters are constantly in motion. Which is a good thing because the bad guys aren’t holding still either. There is a French organization convinced of their moral right to attain and hold on to the bloody shroud Jesus was wrapped in when he was taken down from the cross. They have funds, trained personnel, and a deep drive to accomplish their task. Indeed, our good guys face true danger and not all of them live to the end of the book.

There is even some collateral damage. Sad, but realistic. I really appreciated that the author kept this real. Many action flicks don’t really include a good guy body count. By showing us that the bad guys are competent and willing to kill to achieve their goal, the story was that much more gripping. Some scenes were very potent because of this, especially when there was collateral damage to those not involved in the pursuit of the shroud.

There is one weakness to this book: the ladies. Yep. There are just a handful, none of them make plot decisions, they are not working with the good guys, and we never see two of them together chatting about the plot (which is something the guys do all the time). With that said, I did like Jenny who was competent with handguns and hand-to-hand combat. She’s a bit of a psycho, but late in the story we see a more human side to her.

The author had characters of various ethnic backgrounds which was awesome! It also tied into the plot as the characters dig into their roots and try to figure out what their ancestors and dead relatives did or did not know concerning the relic. While the ancient relic is of a religious nature, the story never gets preachy. This was awesome as well.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks!

The Narration: Shaun Toole did a decent job. His French accent was better than it was in The Statement of Andrew Doran. He had distinct voices for all the characters, including the ladies. His voice for Andy threw me off at first as Andy sounded mildly retarded to me; however, it’s clear from the story that he is not.

What I Liked: Dedicated bad guys; archaeology; an ancient mystery; never gets preachy; characters of various ethnic backgrounds; psycho Jenny; injuries and deaths kept this real. 

What I Disliked: The ladies have very limited roles.

Appetizers of the Gods by Basil Sands

SandsAppetizersOfTheGodsWhere I Got It: Review copy

Narrator: Basil Sands

Publisher: Sandman Production Studios of Alaska (2015)

Length: 2 hours 32 minutes

Series: Book 1 The Brothers Four

Author’s Page

Colin Farnsworth is a 30-something divorce SFF nerd writing questionable SF by day and playing in Fantasy Underworld card games at night. His life is small until the Brothers Four arrive and do their best to convince him he isn’t dreaming. This leads to public nudity and a chat with the local law enforcement. Pretty soon Colin’s life is filled with trolls, talking animals, and various other faerie folk. Luckily, he has Anne, a lovely neighbor, to bake him cupcakes and see him through this adventure.

This book starts off with Colin doing some online bidding on some Fantasy Underworld cards. He’s in competition with another and the two are going neck and neck for these cards. It’s a little slow at first, but there is some humor, especially with Heimdall the dog letting the reader/listener in on his thoughts. But once the Brothers Four (leprechauns) arrive, being pursued by a loud, whomping troll, things pick right up.

I really enjoyed the humor in this book. Sure, there’s plenty of action. The main characters are always in motion. Yet it was the humor that really carried the story for me. There’s plenty of the one character or another poking fun at themselves in an offhand manner. Plus there is the snappy comments back and forth between characters at times. Like the book’s description says, it reminded me of some of Terry Pratchett’s works (specifically the Nac Mac Feegles in the Tiffany Aching Discworld books).

Anne was also of interest, being a character that knows something about what is going on. This puts poor Colin as the last man in the race for figuring out what is up with these leprechauns and trolls and such. Also, she is a dog person and bakes cupcakes; who wouldn’t like her?

This story starts off with a little mystery – dogs are going missing. So in the second half of this book, we finally figure out how and why. I won’t spoil it, but it is rife with humor and the chastisement of hungry, lazy creatures. All in all, this is a highly enjoyable book and had me chuckling out loud more than once.


I received this audiobook from the author (via the Audiobook Blast Facebook) at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

The Narration: I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that Basil Sands can not only write awesome stories, he can also narrate. And narrate he does! There’s plenty of accents flying around, all of which he does quite well. He also has distinct voices for all the characters, including believable female voices. Occasionally he tosses in some interesting noises, like a leprechaun hiccoughing. It was a thoroughly entertaining performance.

What I Liked: Cover art; excellent narration; plenty of supernatural beings; Anne’s cupcakes; sentient dogs; the humor mixed with the action.

What I Disliked: Nothing – I really liked this one and want more.

Rex Tanner & the Sword of Damocles by Olufemi Sowemimo

SowemimoRexTannerAndTheSwordOfDamoclesWhere I Got It: Review copy

Narrators: Keith Silverstein, Katie Leigh, Andrew S. Bates, Amy Robinson, Dave DeAndrea, & the rest of the Cast & Crew

Publisher: Audiblescripts (2015)

Length: 2 hours 26 minutes

Author’s Page

Rex Tanner is a race car driver, an American spy, a dude with an embedded gadget that gives him special abilities, and sometimes the hero. After saving the scientist Penelope Mulgrew, the two have a new mission. The 1935 Olympics draw nigh and something is stealing muscle strength from American athletes, leaving them depleted sad things. Plenty of shenanigans ensue as these two attempt to get to the bottom of this and save the Olympics for the Americans.

First, this book was a lot of fun. I quite enjoyed it. Rex is a fun hero to follow around. He has a bit of an ego and says some funny outrageous things. Penelope is a good foil for him, having to point out sexist remarks or such. It’s all done quite well with plenty of humor and action. In fact, this book reminded me of the TV cartoon series Archer (though Archer has more adult humor).

there’s plenty of gadgets and fun tech that makes me think of the older James Bond movies. Rex’s Omnidial, which is embedded in his flesh, is a source of usefulness and sometimes amusement. He doesn’t know what all the settings do and of course, Penelope, our scientist, wants to find out. Not all settings are conducive to all circumstances! Haha!

The bad guys are also interesting and they come in several flavors. Some are all-around jerks, others have their own agendas. Rex’s older brother shows up and there ensues sibling rivalry and male competition. The ladies play key roles on both side of the fence too. All around, this was an enjoyable tale fit for family fun. I am hoping for a sequel!

I received this audiobook from Audiblescripts (via the Audiobook Blast Newsletter) at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

The Narration: The sound effects, music, and narration for this book are all top notch. I enjoyed the full cast, especially those folks who had to pull off accents. Rex’s cocky voice was also excellent. The sound effects and music never drowned out the dialogue, and always added to the scenes.

What I Liked: Fun action flick; plenty of cool gadgets; the ladies get to poke fun at the male chauvinism; reminded me of the TV series Archer (which I really enjoy); excellent narration; plenty of humor.

What I Disliked: Nothing – I really liked this one and want more.

Kill It With Magic by J. A. Cipriano

CiprianoKillItWithMagicWhere I Got It: Review copy

Narrator: Rebecca Roberts

Publisher: J. A. Cipriano (2015)

Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

Series: Book 1 The Lillim Callina Chronices

Author’s Page

Lillim has magic and attitude on her side… and not much else. A kidnapping has her facing off demons and vampires to get the kid back. But there’s more going on and an ancient dragon wants her to do his bidding. Lillim isn’t so amenable to that idea. And the dragon is about to find out.

This is a fast-paced urban fantasy with plenty of baddies, magical weapons, action, good guys with questionable personal agendas, and tough parenting going on. Lillim may currently be only 16, but she’s also a reincarnated badass from before in her mother’s days of power. This is one of the key things that really made this book work for me. She can be physically 16 – strong, quick, perhaps even cute – but she also has some memories from her past life so she has this knowledge base that assists with decision making. Often Lillim thinks and acts older than a teen and I could always point at that past life influencing her here and now to explain it.

Supernatural beings are every where in this book. I like that they fill a range in complicated motivations to simple grasps for power (or food). The werewolves are on the line of being bad guys or good guys, depending on whether or not Lillim can or chooses to help them out. Then we have some interesting vampires, one of which does some dumb stuff with a demon. There’s also the semi-aware magical weapons that are pretty cool. Toss in an ancient dragon and you have a very exciting, if somewhat wrecking-ball, party.

Lillim has this complex relationship with her mother that we learn in little snippets. I liked that it wasn’t a clear love or hate, but a twisted mix of the two. Lillim had to learn to fight badly behaving supernatural beings the hard way, usually by being tossed into a mess of them. But that tough love from her mom has made her the badass enforcer she is today. Lillim’s mom’s relationship with Lillim’s past-life self makes this aspect of the story all that more interesting.

The pace is very fast and there is always some action going on. In fact, if Lillim is taking a moment for reflection, she is usually reflecting on some past fight (her’s or her mother’s). So on occasion I did get some battle fatigue as one fight after another blended together. This is a very minor criticism as I enjoyed the book most of the time and it won’t hinder me from checking out Book  2.

I received this audiobook from the author (via his publicist) at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

The Narration: Rebecca Roberts made a very good Lillim Callina. She also had distinct voices for the other characters. On occasion, she had to come up with an interesting supernatural voice and she pulled those off as well.

What I Liked: The cover art; fast-paced urban fantasy; Lillim is strong and young but also has wisdom from a past life; plenty of baddies with a variety of agendas; magical semi-aware weapons; complicated relationship with her mom.

What I Disliked: Occasionally I got battle fatigue as one fight scene after another blended into each other. This is a minor dislike and won’t keep me from checking out Book 2.

What Others Think:

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Interview: Jennifer Allis Provost, Author of The Copper Legacy

ProvostCopperGirlFolks, please welcome author Jennifer Allis Provost to the blog today. We talk about Star Wars, inviting fictional characters out for a drink, most difficult job, and plenty more. Come join us and be entertained!

If you could be an extra on a movie or TV series, what would it be?

Probably Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’ve seen every episode, read every comic, and I bet I could stake a few vampires. Or get bitten, who knows.

Myths and beliefs that we would consider fiction or fantasy in modern literature once upon a time shaped history (think of all the hunts for unicorns & dragons). Do you see modern fantasy fiction affecting human cultures today and how?

I think they already are. Take unicorns, for example; before Peter S. Beagle wrote The Last Unicorn, all unicorns were male. His solitary unicorn in a lilac wood was the first female unicorn, and paved the way for such franchises as My Little Pony and the like.

If you could, what book/movie/TV series would you like to experience for the first time all over again and why?

I’d love to see Star Wars all over again. I was only two or three when I saw it in the theater; local legend says that when Darth Vader was about to torture Princess Leia I yelled out, “Don’t hurt the lady!” I’d just love to fall in love with the movie all over again.

Given the opportunity, what fantastical beast of fiction would you like to encounter in the wild? Which would you avoid at all costs? Would you take a selfie with the beastie?

A unicorn would be pretty cool! And of course I would take a selfie :) As for what I would avoid, chupacabra tops that list *shudders*

ProvostHeirToTheSunWhat has been your worst or most difficult job? How does it compare to writing?

My worst job and my most difficult job were two different jobs. My worst job was a senior benefit analyst for a company that shall remain nameless (mostly so I don’t get hit with a libel suit). Anyway, the job was horrendous, and one day I had enough, grabbed a copy paper box, packed up my desk and left. Man, walking out the last time really felt good.

As for my most difficult job, I once worked for a conservation commission in as a wetland delineator. I used a GPS (which was cutting edge technology at the time) to remap many wetlands in Western Massachusetts. It was incredibly hard, from the physical aspect of hiking in varied terrain and weather conditions to the cognitive aspect of translating the GPS coordinates and drawing the maps. That job was a lot like writing; both immensely difficult and immensely rewarding.

Do you have any superstitions?

Well, I won’t step on cracks, the first things I moved into my new house were bread and salt, and I always wish upon stars. So yeah, maybe a little.

If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you chose to do?

I’d probably return to my environmental science roots and do more field work, maybe on invasive plants.

If you could sit down and have tea (or a beer) with 5 fictional characters, who would you invite to the table?

Who to invite, who to invite… Aerin from The Hero and the Crown, Phedre from Kushiel’s Dart, R2D2 from Star Wars (I guess he’d have motor oil), Cordelia from Buffy/Angel, and Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

ProvostCopperGirlCopper Girl Book Blurb:

Sara had always been careful.

She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara’s dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

ProvostHeirToTheSunHeir to the Sun Book Blurb:

A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm…

When Asherah, stripped of both her memory and her dignity, learns that King Sahlgren is responsible for her torment it nearly breaks her. Instead, she leads her fellow slaves to freedom. More prisons are scattered across Parthalan, and Asherah vows to burn them all.

Caol’nir, a warrior descended from the gods, is sworn to serve and defend the king. Then a priestess is murdered, and Caol’nir learns that Sahlgren is to blame. Determined to stop the king, sacred oath or no, Caol’nir joins Asherah’s rebellion.

What Caol’nir doesn’t know is that Sahlgren has promised the demon lord a woman of rare and singular beauty, a woman whose abilities are rumored to rival the sun god’s themselves…a woman Caol’nir knows all too well.

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Twitter: @parthalan