Book Review: Shadow Prowler By Alexey Pehov

Title: Shawdow ProwlerAuthor: Alexey PehovGenre: Sci-Fi, Fantansy, Epic FantasyRating: 3.75 out of 5 StarsWhy I Read Shadow Prowler: It sounded exciting.Means of Possession: ARC received from Publisher BlurbAfter centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring. An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom. Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can find some way to stop them. Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold on his quest for a magic Horn that will restore peace to the Kingdom of Siala. Harold will be accompanied on his quest by an Elfin princess, Miralissa, her elfin escort, and ten Wild Hearts, the most experienced and dangerous fighters in their world…and by the king’s court jester (who may be more than he seems…or less). The Good Shadow Prowler is an epic fantasy trilogy written in first person detailing a professional thief, Shadow Harold’s reluctant acceptance and beginning trek to save his Country from an evil that promises to annihilate humans existence on earth. whew! That is the book in a nutshell. Shawdow Prolwer is action packed from beginning to end. It takes place in a time and period similar to The Lord of the Rings. I got a real “Middle Earth” type of feeling. It was northern as it was cold more than it wasn’t. There is...

Book Review: DeadTown By Nancy Holzner

Title: DeadTownAuthor: Nancy HolznerGenre: Urban FantasyRating: 4 out of 5 StarsWhy I Read DeadTown: Because I read about it’s release and thought it sounded good.Means of Possession: I Bought the Book Buy From: Amazon Independent Bookstore Blurb: They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human… Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens. But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it. The Good: The above blub is really good and is exactly what DeadTown is about. DeadTown had me at: Two rules I live by: Never admit to being a shapeshifter on a first, second, or third date with a human. And never, ever bring along a zombie apprentice wannabe on a demon kill. That is the opening line and it embodies this adult urban fantasy. A single twenty-something woman trying to make a living and a relationship....