Time for some more gift ideas from the Cafe and Bookstore and today something for fantasy lovers. The first book is from prolific short story writer Adele Marie Park who has contributed to top selling anthologies. She is also the author of Wisp…
Edra; a world where magic flourishes and where dark secrets are concealed by those who rule. Secrets which can get the innocent killed without a thought.
When the body of an elf is discovered in a treacherous area of the city, Wisp a young Law Enforcer is assigned the case. He soon realises the case is far from simple. As soon as he finds one thread another one leads him to unravel a tapestry woven from lies, secrets, corruption and evil. When friendship turns to love, Wisp`s life, as he knew it will completely change.
What started out as a murder case ends in a grisly battle which Wisp and his companions seem to have no chance of winning.
One of the reviews for Wisp
This was one of the most unusual and imaginative YA fantasy stories I have read for a long time. I really loved it. I particularly enjoyed the wonderful range of characters in the novel, which Ms. Park brought to life via her engaging writing style. I especially loved Wisp, a marsh fairy law enforcer. The dialogue flowed effortlessly and the narrative kept me engaged throughout with some really exciting passages and witty repartee. I am so looking forward to reading the second book in this series. Adele Marie Park shows great promise. This is her debut novel and I will definitely be following this author’s progress with great interest and much excitement. Ms. Park has also written stories for several anthologies including The Box Under The Bed, edited by Dan Alatorre, Plaisted Publishing Ghostly Writes Anthology, The Darkest Midnight in December: Ghost Stories for the Winter Season Anthology, and Betrayals of Another Kind: 2016 Fantasy Writers Anthology.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wisp-Adele-Park-ebook/dp/B01MXYQ2E4
And Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Wisp-Adele-Park-ebook/dp/B01MXYQ2E4
Read reviews and follow Adele on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16214999.Adele_Marie_Park
Connect to Adele via her website: http://www.adelemariepark.com/
Another fantasy series which would make a wonderful gift this Christmas is by Vashti Quiroz-Vega who has just released Son of the Serpent (Fantasy Angels Series)
About Son of the Serpent
In Son of the Serpent, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts another fascinating glimpse into the dark, compelling world of fallen angels and demons, revealing more about their untold stories.
The war in heaven might be over, but the ambitions of the fallen angel Lilith reach far across the roots of history. Will there be a being powerful enough to stop her evil influence before the destruction of mankind?
Dracúl knows he is the son of Satan, but the rest of his memory has been taken from him. Alone and frightened, he awakens in a forest, beginning a quest to piece together who he is. The world he encounters is cruel, but he yearns to belong and find companionship. With each step he takes, another missing piece of his memory falls into place, revealing a truth that is ever more troubling . . .
A truth that will turn his quest for meaning into one fueled by the hot-blooded thirst for revenge. A truth that leads him to Lilith, the most wicked and ruthless of fallen angels and one he soon will have every reason to hate. His quest will consume him, perhaps ruin his life, but somehow Dracúl is determined to find both belonging and vengeance—to be good, in spite of his evil nature and the dark secrets that haunt him every step of the way.
One of the recent reviews for the book
“Son of the Serpent” continues the Fantasy Angels Series with the son of Satan and Lilith, Dracul. I loved the first book and wasn’t disappointed in this story, in fact I think I enjoyed it even more. Familiar biblical people and events were interwoven into the story line perfectly. It’s told through two points of view: Dracul and Lilith. I sympathized with Dracul and his quest to be good and helpful, while coming from evil. Self-centered Lilith relished being cruel and malicious, while originating from good. It was a good balance of both sides. Familiar characters from the first book made appearances which I appreciated. The descriptions were vivid and well-written adding to the reality of Dracul’s journey. I highly recommend this book. Although you could read this as a stand-alone, I wouldn’t. Go back and enjoy this dark tale from the beginning.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HS4C3B7
Also by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Vashti-Quiroz-Vega/e/B00GTXG5W4
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vashti-Quiroz-Vega/e/B00GTXG5W4
Connect to Vashti via her website/Blog: https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/
Nicholas C. Rossis and his epic Pearseus fantasy series and comes in a box set that make a perfect gift.
About the Pearseus Series – Ancient Greece—in space
Could you save the woman who killed your son?
Combining fantasy with science fiction, Pearseus is filled with passion, warfare, and betrayal. Described as “ancient Greece in space,” it gives readers who want a different kind of fantasy an exciting new series to devour.
Terrified of an ominous prophecy and spurred on by a shadowy advisor, a cruel ruler sends the young son of her favorite General to be executed. Soon, however, she must beg the grieving father to save the country from an invading army. Now, the General faces a stark choice between revenge and honoring his vows, unaware that his son’s fate and that of the entire planet are inextricably linked.
This bundle includes all books from the best-selling sci-fi fantasy series, voted as one of the 100 Indie books you should read before you die, plus bonus material.
One of the reviews for Endgame – Book Four of the Pearseus series.
To say I have enjoyed the Pearseus books from the very beginning is an understatement – they have the whole package as far as I’m concerned. Endgame, like the preceeding books in the Pearseus series, is full of exciting adventure on a grand scale and truly deserves the apellation, epic. The mythos of this story begins millenia ago when the first humans arrived to terra-form the planet that would later be known as Pearseus – they, because of the greedy desire for acclaim by the Arcitect (the person in charge of the terra-forming project), make a fatal decision that impacts the future of later human colonists who come to live on Pearseus.
Endgame resolves a lot of the story-lines, but I am kinda hoping Nicholas has a few more stories yet in the Pearseus universe. I love the way the author utilises elements of Greek history – city states warring, love, revenge, hate and tragedy – as a back-drop to his vision of Pearseus. It contributes to the mythology and legend of the story itself, as good and evil battle it out using their human allies (Cyrus and David) or pawns as is the case of High Priest Alexander and Teo Altman.
At the beginning of the book things are looking bleak for the inhabitants of Pearseus as Alexander leads what amounts to a crusade against non-believers (those who do not believe in Themis). Meanwhile, Teo Altman, the Regent of Capitol, prepares his armies to destroy the troublesome island state of Athena. Endgame pulled me into the story and I just couldn’t put it down – at one point things were so bad, I thought ‘good’ would not going to overcome evil.
The characters are well drawn and the bad-guys are nicely diabolical. I highly recommend this story that has so enthralled from the first pages of Schism, the prequel to the Pearseus novels 🙂
Read the reviews and buy the series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LX9UUIY
You can buy all the books in the series individually and here is a selection of books by Nicholas Rossis.
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Nicholas-C.-Rossis/e/B00FXXIBZA
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nicholas-C.-Rossis/e/B00FXXIBZA
Read more reviews and follow Nicholas on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7426506.Nicholas_C_Rossis
Connect to Nicholas via his website: http://nicholasrossis.me/
Thanks for dropping in today and I am sure there will be more than a few of these books that will make your Christmas Gift list. Thanks Sally