Book Reviews

Children of Decay

In an empty, barren moor, beside a polluted river and a dead forest lives a solitary old man performing a long-forgotten craft.
He is rumoured to have murdered his own wife and children.
A powerful family’s ancient purity has been broken as the banyan tree representing the sanctity of their name has started to decay.
So, to fulfill a prophecy, they must open an underground cellar for the first time in centuries.
Only days before the fated night, an escaped convict recites a dream that earns him a place at the estate and the family’s prodigal youngest son disappears!
These are the absurdities of our protagonists – a young man from the capital and a fisherman boy with a mysterious past – must face, as they partake in a journey where they confront the perils of growing into the realities of adulthood.

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Gateway

The planet Migax, owner of Gateways that allow you to travel through the fabric of spacetime, is bursting with technological breakthroughs. Accepted into the prestigious Aksel school, Summer and her new-found friend Leafsong, a member of a dragon-like species coexisting with humans, hope they have found a chance to secure a bright future within it.
Leafsong wants to become a Spark Watcher, a brave protector of diplomats, and Summer wants to find a way to climb out of the poverty that’s dominated her family’s life ever since she can remember. But Aksel hides secrets. An underground organization is rising, a dangerous weapon is being developed, and terrorist attacks are sending the country into paranoia.
As Migax tightens its grip on the outcasts at the edge of the cities, Summer and Leafsng will be forced to navigate violence, school, family, and conspiracy in an effort to find their place in a country increasingly headed for dystopia.

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Lady Night: Chronicles of the Guardians, Book 2

Derek Draco is finally learning to put the past behind him and enjoy life with his friends and as a Guardian. But when news of a string of recent murders reaches them, Derek finds himself having to return to the place he had hoped to never set foot in again – Windfell. The town where his parents died.
Meanwhile, Jared, the Prince of Aloseria and Derek’s best friend, finds himself helping to uncover a sinister plot brewing in the shadows. It soon becomes clear that not only could the fate of their world be under threat, but that dark plans may lie in wait for his friend.

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Amulet of Wishes: Chronicles of the Guardians, Book 1

The Guardians are the protectors of Aloseria. They are the keepers of peace and they have a unique ability—they can turn into dragons. Derek Draco is one of them. Haunted by the memories of his past, Derek comes across a piece of a mythical amulet, said to hold the power to grant wishes once all three pieces are brought together. Seeing an opportunity to right the wrongs of his past, Derek sets out on a journey to find the rest of his amulet, along with his friends, Jared and Arabelle. However, Derek is unaware of the true power of the amulet and using it to fulfil his seemingly innocent wish could have disastrous consequences.

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My Gypsy War Diary

“Where is Milo’s bible,” the intruders demanded. They came under the cover of darkness, their guns pointed at my elderly neighbor and only friend. And with the break in, an old story came out—young love, betrayal, blackmail, a treasure stolen and stolen again, a tale of vengeance and a life lived in secret.
I was just a kid in the 70’s, unable to sit still in school, living in my imaginary world of TV and movies. And now this betrayal from half a century ago threatened my life, as I found myself caught between hidden treasure and a band of gypsies who would stop at nothing to get it.

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Heroes & Harbingers: Secret of the Pantheons, Book One

Food fights. Detention. Dissecting fairies for science class. Just another day for teachers at a Magical Public School.
Pavlina Sirin’s fate as a death harbinger has ruined her life. She longs to be more than a herald of doom, aspiring to impact lives in her teaching career. But when a new student with bold dreams joins her class, Pavlina’s dark power senses a terrible sacrifice to come.
Fin MacCool’s warrior past didn’t prepare him for a hundred years of teaching for his community service. Spending the last decade of his sentence at a new school, the immortal develops a crush on his tempting but aloof coworker. The Irish legend blows his chance when he butts heads with the Council of Pantheons’ latest brave heroine—who also happens to be Ms. Sirin’s favorite pupil.
However, the Chosen One’s quest isn’t all it seems. Pavlina’s lethal prophecies come to pass, and her gift warns of more to come. Will this daring trio of heroes have what it takes to make the grade, or will they fail before they even make it to Summer Break?
Set in an alternate reality of Jacksonville, Florida, this adult urban fantasy is the first book in the Secret of Pantheons series. If you enjoy a hearty helping of mythology, found family, and unbreakable bonds, this book is for you. Class is in session with Heroes & Harbingers—delve in now before the bell rings!