The Dagger of Adendigaeth Book Contest

Melissa McPhail (author of The Dagger of Adendigaeth ) is running a book contest where you can win two $50 Amazon gift cards and an autographed copy of her book. Read on to find out how.

At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race’s decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin’athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin’s Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself? 

In T’khendar…Prince Ean val Lorian has forsaken his companions in blood and battle to join the traitorous Fifth Vestal in T’khendar in the hopes of gaining some insight into the tragedies that plagued his Return. Now he must confront the man he’s long thought of as his enemy and discover the role he is meant to play in the First Lord’s darkly magnificent game.

The Vestal Raine D’Lacourte has followed his traitorous oath-brother Björn through six kingdoms and into the distant realm of T’khendar seeking explanation and atonement. But the condemned realm harbors shocking secrets, and Raine soon realizes he’s facing his greatest enemy yet—not in Björn, but in the truth.

Elsewhere in Alorin…the young truthreader, Tanis, faces a new villain in the fiery-eyed man he followed from the café in Rethynnea; the soldier Trell struggles to reconcile his growing feelings for the girl he rescued from the river against the guilt of his unknown past; and in Tambarré, another truthreader named Kjieran van Stone treads the incense-filled hallways of the Prophet Bethamin’s temple hoping to uncover a plot of treachery and betrayal before the Prophet demands his soul.

The time has come for each player to claim his role in the First Lord’s masterful game. All will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.

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The British Assassin 1-4 Ziva’s Confrontation

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Another chapter of The British Assassin has been uploaded. Say hello to 1-4 Ziva’s Confrontation.

(In Ziva’s viewpoint) Ziva’s best friend Frochen comes face to face with the NCIS team we all know and love. What will happen? Is Tony’s flirting his downfall? Does someone act violently and is there more than one bullet fired?

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A Torchwood Welcome 1-2 The Doctor

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There is a new chapter of A Torchwood Welcome, a Doctor Who + Torchwood Crossover fanfic.

River’s in the med bay after she’s been shot by her supposed friend, Captain Jack Harkness. The Doctor is vowing revenge but will River stop him before he goes to far or let him go ahead?

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3rd and Final Cover for The Rogue’s Odyssey

If you don’t already know about The Rogue’s Odyssey read this

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Finally… I have got a cover for The Rogue’s Odyssey. It’s the 3rd one I know but this one’s for keeps this time; I promise. I used a lovely stock image of a medieval man from and sent it to Kathryn Jenkins who designed this. The font is Augusta from which was in the Old English section so that’s as good as medieval, at least in my mind. I love the picturesque forest in which the story is set in and the swirls and sparkles are a very nice effect. The natural golden light is lovely and the drop shadow effect of the text is awesome. The border with curves gives it a nice rigid feel whilst it not being too confined. To round off, I absolutely love it.

Shadow Stalker: The Delohi-Saqu’s Fate Episode 2 Book Review

Check out my book review for the first episode of Shadow Stalker at
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Shadow Stalker: The Delohi-Saqu’s Fate is the second episode of a serialised book series.
I love how this episode delves more into the Shadow Stalkers with what they can do and how do they do it.
I like how their abilities are all mental and not physical and the shadow world is very shadowy (hence shadow world) and misty were people appear like visions. It combines very well with the likeness to shamans. I also liked the use of special water which helps ease a shadow stalker into the shadow world.
The characters are very well portrayed with building on the personalities of the characters we saw in the first episode and the introduction of new characters in this one.
I loved how Kado pushed her in the deep end in the forest yet helped and protected her when she utterly failed. He is like a father figure to her but knows he has to keep his distance and not get emotionally attached to her.
Overall, a great sequel which builds upon the first episode and the leaves the reader hungering for the third. Get writing the next one, Renee.

Cephrael’s Hand Book Review/Contest

Melissa McPhail (author of Cephrael’s Hand) is running a book contest where you can win two $50 Amazon gift cards and an autographed copy of her book. Read on to find out how.

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“All things are composed of patterns…” And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross:

In Alorin… three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor’s brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D’Lacourte’s mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he’ll have to find him.

In the kingdom of Dannym… the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord.

In the Nadori desert…tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them. Honor-bound to serve the First Lord in return for his life, Trell continues on his appointed path, yet each day unveils new and stranger secrets that eventually call into question everything he knows.

Here’s my book review and thoughts of what I have read so far…

I love the cover because it really captures the power of patterns and Adepts in a beautiful way.

I usually don’t like books which contain several character’s journeys in completely different places as it is a tad confusing but it works well here. I also liked the name Trell of the Tides. It pictures Trell and his association with water.

I also usually don’t like books which need a glossary and have loads of characters which I find hard to keep track of but it was expertly formatted with hyperlinks from the words in the book to the corresponding page in the glossary which helped a lot and I thought was really clever.

All in all it was a really good book which I hope to finish soon. It has the feel of an epic fantasy with sorcery and magic, (patterns) different kingdoms which warrants a map which you can zoom-in on (I liked that a lot) and the epic struggle between good and evil.

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Shadow Stalker: The Hidden Truth Episode 1 Book Review

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Shadow Stalker: The Hidden Truth is the first episode of a serialised book series.

It has a very good backstory which balances well with driving the plot forward with the events of the book.

It has diverse characters with Auren, (a typical teenager who wants to rebel against her foster father, Kado’s protective grasp) Jade, (Auren’s friend who has led a very sheltered life) Deaken (Auren’s other friend who knows how to fight and wants to make his own decisons) and Kado (who has a duty to protect and guide Auren whatever the cost.)

I like the shamanic qualities of the Shadow Stalkers and their rulers, (of want of a better word) the Shadow People. It is good that the Shadow Stalkers are not all powerful and that delving into the shadow world holds it’s own dangers.

The story has a good climatic ending which makes it obvious that it is not over and there is more instalments to come.

All in all, a great book that is definitely worth reading. I can’t wait for the episodes to come.