Archive for September, 2013

In this new category “Who’s That Author”, I will be writing about an old or new author that I have come upon during my reading adventures.  To me, book reviews judge and help other readers rate a book that they have read.  These reviews give credibility to how other readers might judge a book.  From my readings, I’ve noticed that sometimes if a book is not a genre that I fancy, but I have a good understanding and relations with the author, I will overlook my stubbornness and end up reading the book.  With these articles I want to share with my viewers all the types of authors that I have and will come across, and what better way than an author review.  Now you book writers out there don’t need to worry about me giving you a bad name or rep, my intentions are to show my viewers, authors I like and how their writing style and techniques bring in my interest.

So for this week’s “Who’s That Author”, I want to introduce to you and author whose books bring out the awesomeness in female heroines.  She goes under two aliases C. Greenwood, you might have noticed her from my recent book review of Betrayal of Thieves, and Dara England.  As C. Greenwood this author writes in high fantasy, and as a matter of fact I actually looked up what that genre meant.  High fantasy are the type of books that I enjoy to read, the basics of it is, if a book takes place in a made up world then it is deemed high fantasy worthy.  Some examples I guess could be, the Lord of the Rings series, The Sword f Truth, or The Wheel of Time.  The Legends of Dimmingwood series are all published under the author’s pen name C. Greenwood.  As Dara England she has multiple books and series out, one that you might find interesting if you’re into historical fantasy is her books from the Accomplished series.

From my experience with C. Greenwood‘s work of The Legends of Dimmingwood, I find her writing style creative and enjoying.  The use of her words and sentences were nice and simple, making it really easy to read and follow along to the story.  Her series made it an ideal book for teens and young adults to read.  The reader wouldn’t be too overwhelmed with big words which would cause many young readers to lose interest for lack of understanding, also she didn’t go overboard with detailing everything.  This kind of writing tends to make me concentrate on the scene being described, and majority of the time I find it distracting and dry, which could ruin the book for me or mislead me from the main attraction.  Through all the readings of C. Greenwood‘s books she has become one of my favorite authors and I recommend her works for all those who enjoy high fantasy novels.

 

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Looking for a heroine in a nice book series to start?  Well “The Legends of Dimmingwood” series might be what you are looking for.  In Betrayal of Thieves, Ilan is a young thief who, after the death of someone close, leaves her old life for something better.  In this sequel, which I just recently finished reading, she journeys off to the city for a special meeting and in hopes to rescue her captured friend.  With the help of a warrior priest and a mischievous city thief, she sets out on the task.  After several of months hiding and worrying for the safety of her friend, she comes upon the kidnapped and to Ilan’s surprise it is not what she is expecting.   (more…)

Abbot Mortimer

Abbot Mortimer

“Are you going to go down on your knees and beg for your life, old one?”
Abbot Mortimer stared calmly into Cluny’s savage eye. “I will never bend my knee on my own behalf. However, if I thought I could save the life of one of my friends I would gladly fall down on both knees. But I know you, Cluny, better than you know yourself. There is not a scrap of pity or mercy in your heart, only a burning desire for vengeance. Therefore, I will not kneel to one who is consumed by evil.”  (more…)

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Ok guys I have added a new segment to the writing of my daily week, today I’m going to share with you a “Book From The Past”.  Like the title says I’ll write a review about some sort of book, series, or story that I have read as a child or growing up.  This is a nice activity to show my readers, followers and friends the way I matured in the reading community.  I’d like to warn you in advance though, that I wouldn’t say that I matured much.  Since day one, from the time I had started reading for fun, I have always been hooked to fantasy fictional stories.  There is something about jumping into an author’s made up world, and taking on the role of the hero.  I like to believe its Disneyland or Universal Studios in a book.

For today’s article I will be doing a review on one of Brian Jacques‘s first books from The Redwall Adventures which is “Redwall“.  The Redwall Adventures contains some amazing stories with some action, a touch of drama, and hint of comedy.  In Jacques’s world of fantasy, he leans away from elves, dwarves and dragons and uses a more kid friendly environment of Animals.  I believe this type of use of characters kept a me a persistent reader as a child. (more…)