Kathy says: "An excellent debut by Brian Lee Durfee! If you liked The Faithful and the Fallen series by John Gwynne, this is better, edgier, a little darker, lots of plot development, intrigue, guessing motives and apprehension over what will happen next. Can’t wait for the second installment!"
Kathy says:For those of us who are tired of 10 book epics that repeat and repeat the storyline, any new ideas are refreshing. This book has new ideas and a good cast of characters; it’s a nice fast-paced read. I couldn't put it down and now can't wait for book 2.
Unforgivable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of internationally bestselling author Sally Green's epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans. In a land tinged with magic and a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players: A visionary princess determined to forge her own path; An idealistic solider whose heart is at odds with his duty; A streetwise hunter tracking the most dangerous prey; A charming thief with a powerful hidden identity; A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his kingdom. All are driven by ambition, honor, and desperation on the cusp of war. But who will be left standing when the smoke clears?
Kathy says: The final installment in the Sleeping King Trilogy, for fans of epic fantasy this is a good series if you have not read it!
Their rebellion in tatters, freedom fighters Raina of Tyrel, White Heart healer, and Will Cobb, woodsman turned battle wizard, race to wake the Sleeping King, who is their only hope to end the evil Kothite Empire. The Sleeping King's enemies are awakening and are more powerful than anyone feared. Old enemies will test their allegiance in the coming confrontation between good and evil. As our young heroes face their destinies, one question remains: will their shared loyalties and passion for freedom bring the world a peace that all who are oppressed so desperately desire?
Diana says: Fans of WWII historical fiction won't be able to put down this story based on an Italian hero's adventures as a spy.
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager--obsessed with music, food, and girls--but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier--a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler's left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich's most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.