Book Review: Wind Rider by Teddy Jacobs

      In this sequel of Sword Bearer, Anders Tomason has already found a magic sword and clashed with his evil. Now, he continues his struggle with the evil forces threatening his world. As he goes along, he enlists the aid of dragons and becomes friends with the treefolk. I would rate this 117-page book 5 stars out of 5 because it is just as good as the first book and continues right after the end of Book 1.


Book Review: Anathema by Peyton Reynolds

      This 697-page book is about a mission to free the six Gods as the Father God ravages the world of Trivalln. Kaymin Numont, prince and heir to the country of Dargis, is approached by the God Terek bidding him to begin on a journey to free the six Gods. The wizard Jian, the seer Cheyne, and the boy Coedy joins him on the Quest as they sought out the shards imprisoning the Gods for nearly twenty years. Danger spawns in their way and wars are started between countries. Will the group prevail? I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5 because the story was written with many descriptive and advanced terms and had a really interesting plot.

Book Review: Ignition by Rick Dearman

      In this first book of the Librarian series, Ranperen and Tantia, two young students, must travel across their battling country to find a cure for their poisoned Head Librarian the Chief Mage. They also have to find a way to save their library from being destroyed. The war causes chaos as the thieves guild and the beggars clash inside the city. There is danger everywhere. Will Ranperen and Tantia find the cure in time? Or will they be too late? I would rate this 449-page book 4 stars out of 5 because it was pretty exciting with random battles and narrow escapes.

Book Review: The Queen’s Blade by T. C. Southwell

     This fast-paced adventure is about the Queen’s Blade, an assassin employed by the Queen to kill any traitors because the kingdom is in an Endless War with the desert tribes in the west. The Queen’s Blade is the most deadly assassin and can kill any target without anyone noticing, even a target with 10,000 soldiers protecting him. When the Queen’s Blade is captured by thugs, the Queen tears apart the city looking for him. He is found in a cellar beaten up very badly and the Queen vows to have whoever did it hanged. The Queen’s Blade is sent to assassinate the king of the desert tribes and succeeds, bringing the prince with him. When Blade is betrayed by a “loyal” spy, no one knows where he is. Will Blade be found or killed? This 653-page book is perfect for readers who like intrigue and action. I would rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5 because there were many surprises and sudden action that kept me on my toes.

Book Review: Bellatrix by Alex Cannon

      In this first book of the Sword of Chaos series, the sword Bellatrix is being hunted down by treasure-seekers and power-hungry bandits. Bellatrix is a magical sword with immeasurable power forged by God himself. The sword is being protected by Range, who is the steward of the sword. When Lazerek, an evil but powerful mage discovers Bellatrix’s location, Range is forced to run with his family across the country looking for allies. Range then learns that there are even more powerful people searching for the Swords of Chaos. This 820-page book will satisfy readers who like action, adventure, and magic. I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5 because it was exciting and had a lot of action in it.

Book Review: Stones of Abraxas by K. Osborn Sullivan

    This first book in the Abraxas Pentagram Series, David Stanhope is living an average life when his sister finds a ruby-red stone that transports them to the magical world of Abraxas. Abraxas is a world of dragons, centaurs, and magical springs. David and his sister learn that the people of Abraxes is living in constant fear of a 200 year old sorcerer who is trying to take over the entire land. David, his sister, and the prince of the kingdom try to stop the evil wizard, but the prince and David’s sister are caught by the castle guards. Can David defeat the wizard himself? This 716-page book will be good addition to your library. I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5 because although the plot was intriguing, the story moved along at a slow pace.

Book Review: Sword Bearer by Teddy Jacobs

      In this first book of the Return of the Dragons, sixteen-year-old Anders is led into a fast-paced adventure from his sheltered life when he sees a mysterious girl stealing a a spellbook from the owner of a teashop. He helps her without meaning to and now the wizard owner is after him. Anders discovers that he is actually a three-blooded-prince. He leads the girl and her friend into the lost city and forges a blade with a magical hilt and three pieces of metal from three different swords. Anders finds that his parents were captured by his evil uncle and rescues them, but there were demon imps implanted in them. He is torn between staying with his parents and stopping his evil uncle. Which will he choose? This 305-page book is filled with unexpected twists and turns. I would rate this book 5 stars out of 5 because the storyline was very well written and I loved the twists and turns in the plot.

Book Review: Hemlock and the Wizard Tower by B. Throwsnail

      In the first book of The Maker’s Fire series, Hemlock is raised as a cut-purse when she discovers that she is a powerful fighter. Under the guidance of Safreon, a freedom fighter, Hemlock battles to keep peace in her city district. There is a Wizard Tower in the middle of the city that dictate and controls the use of magic in the city. Hemlock feels that the wizards are her enemies and one night she makes the decision to attack the tower alone. Hemlock is confident that she could defeat the wizards, but can she really do that and survive? This 942-page book is jammed packed with action and magic. I would rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5 because I thought that it was a good book and had an interesting plot.

Book Review: Dawn of War by Tim Marquitz

      In this first book of the Blood War Trilogy, Arrin is in exile from his home country when he sees the monstrous Grol batter down the neighboring kingdom. He travels to his country and and reports to the king that the Grol are going to destroy the kingdom. The king despises Arrin and kicks him out, but it was too late. The Grol had arrived and crushed the walls around the city with mystical magical weapons. Arrin and his friends barely survived. The others had perished and were eaten by the Grol. Don’t miss out on this 669-page book filled with action and adventure. I would  rate this book 4 stars out of 5 because at first the story was kind of boring, but it picked up the pace near the middle and at the end.