Fantasy

A Burning in the Darkness by A P Mcgrath (Book Review #269)

A burning in the Darkness is a crime thriller, a love story about Father Michael Kieh.  His job is to listen to people’s confessions as a full-time faith representative. One day, as he is conducting his work he listens to the confessions of a murderer. When a murder happens at the airport, he recognizes one of the victims and that is when he finds himself in a twisted tale of wrongful conviction. There is a young witness that can prove Kieh’s innocence []

The Experiment of Professor Polgas by Sarah Brownlee (Book Review #260)

The Experiment is a young adult- young teen, fantasy style of a book written about Blaise, Ash, and Dinah. As the three are enjoying their summer holiday they come across this mystery woman who invites them to take a quiz on the internet. Little do they know that someone is watching them. The test is for them to find their inner spirit animal. The kids are exciting, funny and very interesting. What they thought was innocent fun becomes more than what they []

“Stalking the Shadows” by BJ Edwards (Book Review #246)

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Stalking the Shadows” by BJ Edwards] Stalking the Shadows is a complex historical fantasy story set around 12,000 years ago in megalithic Britain. The climate is harsh and fear lives amongst the Neandethals, one of the last surviving clans. As the story begins, it is clear that there is a rivalry between the homo Neanderthals and the Homo Sapiens. Hamek, is the chief of the Homo Sapiens. Hamek’s son, Dimek, is injured on a hunt []

Price Of Eden (Aquarius Rising #3) by Brian Burt (Book Review #221)

This review was kindly requested by Brian Burt. Price of Eden is the third book in the Aquarius Rising. Following the aftermath of what happens in book two, tensions are high. Global warming has had its effect on the coastal cities. Many of them are under water. There is a breed of half human – half dolphin residing in the waters. The story focuses on Ocypode this time. A tribe of whales sees him as the storm- slayer, the one that is []

Reflections by Clifton Kenny (Book Review #222)

This review was kindly requested by Clifton Kenny. Reflections is a science fiction fantasy, supernatural story about a boy named Shane. He has the ability to explore the ancestral memories of a person’s lineage. With his new-found powers, he sets off on a journey of self-discovery and a unique coming of age. The story begins with the lead character delivering papers. His abilities are described through mystical and heritable forces. The story is filled with historical and science fiction references. The backstory []

The Goddess by H.W. Vivian (Book Review #225)

This review was kindly requested by H.W. Vivian The Goddess is a young adult novel written about Clara and her two brothers. She accidentally causes trouble which then leads to a war. The book is similar, in some aspects to War of Rain but this time the Stratos is allied with purists, which are like hippies, and the ice clan. Clara and her brothers have a secret and no one should find out. At the same time, a woman comes out of a []

Airwoman by Zara Quentin (Book Review #239)

This review was kindly requested by Zara Quentin. Airwoman is the first young adult fantasy novel of its series and focuses on a girl named Jade. She loses her father in a brutal way, and that is when she joins the Traveller Force in order to visit the dragonverse world. Once she’s there, her mission becomes finding the truth about her father’s killer, and that is when her destiny is determined.Jade is headstrong and very determined. Jades relationship with her uncle is []

The Lot of a Nobody by Dave Johnston (Book Review #238)

This review was kindly requested by Dave Johnston. The Lot of Nobody is a young adult novel about a boy named, Lot and his friend, Ethan. Things don’t really go easy on this poor chap. Life is great with grandad and Etta, the bulldog but, at school things are different. Lot, is invincible. He is odd and does not get noticed as if he is part of the furniture. Subsequently, as he befriends Ethan, he is noticed and is then bullied by []

Wick by Matt Doyle (Book Review #240)

This review was kindly requested by Matt Doyle. Wick is the first book of the Spark Form chronicles. The story is set in 2916 and it is about six characters attending a Magic card playing competition. The story is told with the first-person narrator alternating between the characters as each chapter moves forward. John, Fahrn, Maria, Meera, Lana, Connor are just a few of the interesting characters you get to meet. The story introduces you to a whole new dimension of artificial []