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on May 12, 2013 :
I love Scott's writing! I read Icaraus first and then went back to see what else he had. His characters are very well-developed, and I feel like I'm in the middle of the action. I highly recommend both this book and the sequel, The Redemption of Mata Hari. And I hope to read many more sequels, Scott!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Sep. 12, 2011 :
WOW!! An other great book by Scott Rhine ! This is this second book by Scott Rhine i have read and reviewed so far and this one is even better than the other book. I very much loved this urban fantasy. It is very well written ,it has a little bit of romance and some humor and ofcourse some action.This is one book I couldn't put down and didn't want to put down until I was finished reading every pages.
I highly recommend this book .
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 18, 2011 :
Aaron is a magician who has all his priorities in order and some powerful magic tricks up his sleeve. He works for the Walker Foundation which helps the Lost; youth who have magical powers and who can be essentially saved to use their powers for good.
Now Aaron is being hunted, and he has to call on help from unexpected places. Between a demon who lies, and a woman he loves who has the ability to literally turn him into a pile of ashes, his help might get him killed, yet. Along with his companions and his newest young apprentice, Winn, they have to find out who is trying to kill Aaron before they pull it off the next time. If he can survive, then it will come down to saving the world from a dragon capable of consuming it, and keeping his powers long enough to stand a chance against it.
Foundation for the Lost is a smart, well written urban fantasy. It weaves deep into religion and histories to pull forth all sorts of magic through its complex characters, all while hiding it from the world we know. Mixed with a bit of witty comedy, romance, and action, this is a very enjoyable and highly recommended read.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 11, 2011 :
For all those Harry Potter and Dresden Files fans, there is a new book on the block with a similar take on alternate wizarding worlds. However, it is much more involved, integrating manipulative king-making politics like you find in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books. Up and coming author Scott Rhine spins politics, religion, demons, and witty comedy in a new and unique way in his new release Foundation for the Lost. I got the chance to read and edit this book and loved it even more than Scarab, his debut novel. I'd highly recommend you pick it up. At $2.99, it's a steal. You won't regret it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)