Joel Goldman was a featured author on NPR this morning. I am going to read these and post a review here when I am done. Here is a link to the radio segment:
I have finished the book, and found it a very satisfying read. The plot is intricate, believable and with enough twists to keep it from being obvious. The protagonist is likable and made me want to come back for more sequels. Overall I strongly recommend this author, and I will be reading his other books.
One of our friends and regular visitors, Aaron Hollingsworth, is a prolific fantasy author. We keep several of his books in stock, and recommend them to anyone who is interested in the genre. Aaron’s main series is Four Winds, One Storm. There are currently 2 books in the series and he says that the third is progressing well. What I like about the series is that it is not another elves, orks and humans story, and it is not set on earth, either in the past or the future. His universe is completely different, and the occupants are unique and uniquely talented. I also like the way that the backstory is revealed slowly, which keeps up interest for the next book in the series. The characters are motivated by unconventional goals, and have to learn to work together and appreciate each other’s strengths and weaknesses. There is magic (lots of it) but it is also handled differently than in the conventional fantasy story.
No spoilers, but there is mystery, adventure and humor throughout the series. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and expect to devour it as soon as he delivers.