Book Review, SPFBO

Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Sowing Author: Angie Grigaliunas Rating: 4 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want. For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. They alone provide protection from the… Continue reading Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review, SPFBO

Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Orconomics Author: J. Zachary Pike Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Brimming with swords, sorcery, and wit, Orconomics: A Satire introduces Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. For the licensed wizards and warriors of Arth, slaying and looting the forces… Continue reading Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

SPFBO

The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Gods of Men Author: Barbara Kloss Published: June, 2018  Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name. Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music… Continue reading The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

SPFBO

SPFBO 4: The Finals

Hello, everyone! This is a little late in posting (my apologies!), but now that the finals are upon us, I wanted to write a quick post on how The Alliterates and I are handling our reading and scoring of it. Since we are two separate blogs working together, we're each going to read all ten… Continue reading SPFBO 4: The Finals

Book Review, SPFBO

Pledges of Honor: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Title: Pledges of Honor Author: Joyce Reynolds-Ward Amount Read: 124 out of 594 (21%) Rating: 3 out of 5 Blurb: The suicide of a village healer sweeps Katerin, a wandering healer with a mysterious past, into the intrigues of Gods and humans. Can Katerin forge an alliance with the dangerously attractive Metkyi, avoid the curses… Continue reading Pledges of Honor: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Book Review, SPFBO

Darkmage: SPBFO Semi-Finalist

Title: Darkmage Author: M.L. Spencer Publisher: January 2017, Stoneguard Publications Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: The hope of the world rests in the hands of a Darkmage. The Well of Tears is open and the terror of the night has been unleashed. Now, the last Sentinel left alive with the power to defend his… Continue reading Darkmage: SPBFO Semi-Finalist

SPFBO

Out of Nowhere: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Out of Nowhere Author: Patrick LeClerc Publisher: July 2016, Ink and Bourbon Publishing Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: Healer Sean Danet is immortal—a fact he has cloaked for centuries, behind enemy lines and now a paramedic’s uniform. Having forgotten most of his distant past, he has finally found peace—and love. But there are… Continue reading Out of Nowhere: SPFBO Finalist