E. Chris Garrison’s Tipsy Fairy Tales Blog Tour featuring the novels Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit!

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Engaging, fast paced and geeky – these are the words I’d use to describe these books. Skye makes an interesting heroine, not quite what you’d expect, especially since her special powers wake up only when she’s tipsy. It’s not easy to fight evil when you’re drunk :P.

I received both books from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews.

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Skye is a LARP gamer and she’s pretty good at imagining things, the problem is the fairy world she sees isn’t only in her head. And if you look into the fairy world the fairy world will see you too [oh yes, I couldn’t resist :P]. The new gamer in Skye’s group isn’t completely human and apparently she wants to destroy our heroine’s life. It’s going to be quite a challenge to keep everyone alive, get rid of the evil fairy queen and stay sane with all the booze flowing ;). Continue reading “E. Chris Garrison’s Tipsy Fairy Tales Blog Tour featuring the novels Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit!”

Drows, magic and politics

Say hello to the author that was one of my first fantasy writers – R.A. Salvatore! A person responsible for showing me the world of dark elves, crazy spider gods, dual wielding weapons and power struggles.

Drizzt is a character I’ve mentioned before in one of my Top 5 Wednesday posts when I wrote about badass characters :D. I think he was the reason I love double swords in games :D.

History of Drizzt Do’Urden currently contains 29 books, some side stories and at least 1 book in preparation. I admit this might sound intimidating and the truth is if you won’t start with volume one – the Homeland, you won’t know the important backstories.

ArchmageArchmage (Homecoming #1) by R.A. Salvatore

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I was a bit lost when I’ve started reading Archmage and it took me a while to find myself among all the new names. Last time when I was reading about Drizzt he was just trying to make a new life outside of Menzoberranzan. Now, after his many adventures, his journey home begins.

I admit it took me few chapters to get back into the mood of reading Salvatore’s book. His style is good, very good actually, but when you’re used to “easier” reads like all the young-adult novels I’ve been reading lately, it’s not so easy to switch to more serious reads. Maybe that’s the reason I still haven’t read the rest of Song of Ice and Fire or The Name of the Wind books. Continue reading “Drows, magic and politics”

Thieves, monsters and artifacts

Interested in some action, monsters and thievery? I’ve got something for you.

The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, Volume 3 Secret of the AncientsSecret of the Ancients (The Adventures of Basil and Moebius #3) by Ryan Schifrin, Larry Hama

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads blurb:

Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox are a pair of scoundrels tethered against their will to serve the mysterious and other-worldly billionaire known only as The Collector. After traipsing around the globe stealing ancient artifacts at his demand, they are desperate to find a way out of their curse, and it seems at long last they might have found their solution. Recorded on 13 ancient stone discs lies the secret history of The Ancients, a fabled race of godlike beings who may still be living among us. And The Collector may be the most dangerous one of them all! A high-thrills adventure spanning all four corners of the globe!”

This story is packed with action. From the first page, when our heroes are trying to escape from gang members, till the very end. As enjoyable as it was I wish I knew some more of the story. After all, it’s the third volume and since I haven’t read the previous two I can’t even tell you if the story holds or if there even is a story… With this amount of action, I have some doubts about it. Continue reading “Thieves, monsters and artifacts”

Tell me your tale

The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan YorkThe Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart by Kory Merritt

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Goodreads blurb:

Discover the horrible fate of Jonathan York as he sets out on his journey through a spooky forest with an alarming party of travelmates!

Jonathan York has led a boring life — a pointless degree from the community college, a lackluster job at the General Store, and never any desire for something more exciting. But when fate leaves him stranded in a sinister land, he finds himself seeking an adventure of his own. Along the way he encounters ghoulish thieves, ravenous swamp monsters, a dastardly ice cream conspiracy, and a necromancer bent on human sacrifice.

Let me start with few words about the graphic – it was fantastic! I loved it. It fitted perfectly, created a spooky mood, portrayed all the characters and monsters in this creepy, unnatural way that enhanced the reading experience. Even the text font looked great. Just look at these pictures:

Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York 1 Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York 2 Continue reading “Tell me your tale”