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Joshua P. Simon is a Christian, husband, father, CPA, fantasy author, and heavy metal junkie. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and hopes that one day he can leave the life of a CPA behind and devote that time to writing more of the ideas bouncing around his ADD-addled brain.
THE EPIC OF ANDRASTA AND RONDEL
The Cult of Sutek
The City of Pillars
The Tower of Bashan - scheduled release July 2014
COMING SOON IN THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS SAGA
Forgotten Soldiers, Book One - scheduled release Autumn 2014
BLOOD AND TEARS
Warleader: a prequel short story (available now!)
Rise and Fall: Book One in the trilogy (available now!)
Walk Through Fire: a prequel novella (available now!)
Steel and Sorrow: Book Two in the trilogy (available now!)
Hero of Slaves: a novella (available now!)
Trial and Glory: Book Three in the trilogy (available now!)
on Jan. 29, 2012 :
Definitely a good read & worth checking out with plenty of developments & twists across multiple story lines on separate continents. Some of the character developments & plot progressions were "classic" and somewhat expected but certainly not "wooden" by any means. This is perhaps more a reflection on the quantity of works in this genre that I've read than the story itself. The author's personal religion can be easily determined from references in the story to two major entities and their impact on some of the main characters. Meanwhile, the big "twist" at the end was suspected by about two thirds & the confirmation in the final paragraph added to the enjoyment of the book.
In short, I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to those who enjoy reading a good epic as it develops. I'm certainly looking forward to the second part in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)