eBook Reviews Weekly called Richard “…one of this century's leading authors of innovative fantasy tales." Molly Martin calls him “…a skillful weaver of tales.”
Richard has this to say, “Making the transition from President of a computer consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 companies to the reclusive life of creating new worlds is not as difficult a task as one would imagine. Both require organization, patience, and a vision of what is possible.”
Richard S. Tuttle accomplishes this transition in a dramatic way with the release of over twenty novels dealing with three entirely created worlds. The Forgotten Legacy Series evolves around a continent comprised of three countries with widely diverse cultures.
The Targa Trilogy, Sword of Heavens series, and the Demonstone Chronicles deal not only with a diverse world, but widely varied universes as well. His ability to create a believable world and unique characters is already drawing a following of readers.
on Aug. 12, 2011 :
Sapphire of the Fairies is the first of a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. It has all the needed hallmarks to be a sweeping fantasy tale, and is both grammatically well presented and easy to read (as in- the plot is consistent and makes sense).
Although it is technically sound and starts off promising, it quickly proves to be both repetitive and fails to lay proper groundwork for character growth, in that they start off as confused young men and within a few chapters, turn into a deadly fighting force; while also dwelling on the minutia of camp and traveling. Secondary characters have very simplistic motivation which never fully becomes realized and although dialogue is generally good, can become silted in places.
Even for a young adult fantasy story, it leaves much to be desired in these areas.
(review of free book)