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There's an argument among Fantasy writers, and readers too, as to whether the rule "Write what you know" applies. I'm firmly of the "Write what you know" school; in my humble opinion, there is as much to be "known" about Fantasy as there is any other genre. My stories feature a lot of sword-fighting, camping and horse-riding, all of which I do indeed know enough about to write on.
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ABOUT MY BOOKS:
Akurite Empire is a trilogy. While each book is a complete story in its own right, reading all three in sequence will be much more fun than reading one or two in random order.
Romancing The Sword is a quintet (quintology?) set five years prior to the events of Akurite Empire and covering much of the back story. It is a massive epic and intended to be read as such; the story-arcs overlap from one book to another.
Then there are the Sorcha stories... These are Fantasy Erotica, and as such feature much higher sexual content than my other books. They also cross over the plots of other books, presenting a different perspective on events as detailed in the main series.
The Lord Protector is a trilogy picking up directly after Akurite Empire.
Book one of any of these series is a good place to start.
Anonymous & Sifu are comedies, and though they feature the character of Sifu Dansac, both can be enjoyed individually. Sifu's Kung Fu Secrets, despite being written in the style of a demented Chinaman, contains real martial arts. Don't try this stuff, you'll hurt people. It's written in the style of a mad Chinaman so that no one will take it seriously.
I've been writing for about ten years; I have a large back-catalogue that will be presented here as I complete final editing of each book.
Find my latest interview online here: http://lawlesswonderland.weebly.com/
on May 16, 2012 :
(Romancing The Sword Book 5) Weapons of the Gods was written by Samuel Z. Jones. He is a writer on triond and if you have been reading many of the book reviews I have written you will know I absolutely love this man’s stories! Of course, some of it is questionable in taste to others out there but this book to me was the best one in the whole quintet.
In the story DeSilva returns to Silveneir where he finds that in Silveneir’s foreign quarter a revolution is stirring. His father happens to be the leader of the revolutionaries and he is joined by Sabra who was originally thought to be dead. It’s pretty amusing how she came back and what DeKellia did to have her come back. Actually, it is outright hilarious. It’s also quite hilarious how everyone got to Silveneir as well.
I was somewhat right in my guess of who the Daishen was and I did enjoy the scene between the Daishen and Charn. I also liked the battle scenes and the sorcery therein. I admit I still wanted to slap DeSilva around a bit. He annoys me to no end!
I happen to like most of the characters though not all of them. My favorite character is still Charn but DeKellia and Hnasi come a close second and third. Actually, I find the Hnasi character quite amusing. It’s like a personal pet monster or in this case a pet cat with perks for DeKellia of course. You would have to read the book to understand what I’m talking about.
The book has many twists and turns that all flow together and create a unique storyline. Jones has mentioned me in the acknowledgements too which I have to thank him publicly for. Still, even if I was in those or not the book is still a good one and as I said before, I think it is the best one in the whole quintet.
I rate the book an 9 out of 10.
I do agree with my brother Zack on one thing though. He is currently in the middle of reading book one of Romancing The Sword by Samuel Z. Jones. His quote I agree with is the following: “I really hope they don’t make this into a movie series. Hollywood would screw it up and the book itself is awesome!” By the way, Zack plans on becoming an actor so that is definitely saying something.
Really, you should buy the book. You should buy all the books in the quintet or the whole omnibus edition once Jones makes one. It’s a really good series and I must say refreshing from the normal formula of fantasy being produced today.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)