This is a fantastic book. It’s an exhilarating mix of Chinese wuxia action and Japanese folklore, all wrapped up in a tapestry of well-drawn characters and high octane fight sequences. This is what happens when you throw a bunch of carefully selected tropes and motifs into a blender and pour the results onto the page. In a word, delicious.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Renaria: Into The Adyton is the first book by indie author J. L. Wilson, and tells the tale of Leda, Alex, Travis and Menaia, four young gamers who find themselves pulled into the fantasy world of Renaria in order to combat a dark power that threatens to engulf not just Renaria, but the entire universe.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
[This review may contain spoilers.]
It’s quite rare for me to give a book five stars, so when I tell you that this one deserves all five of them I’m not messing. I’ve previously read (and enjoyed) indie author H. L. Burke‘s fantasy series, The Dragon & The Scholar, so I already had some strong expectations when I started Beggar Magic, and it’s fair to say that her latest work has exceeded those expectations.