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  • The Child of Paradox on June 19, 2011

    This series is excellent! Continuing where the first book, The Stairway to Nowhere ended, this book draws you in immediately with clever dialogue, a fast-paced & entertaining plot, fascinating characters, & epic battles between Good & Evil, Love & Power. The Talismans & the Background realm incorporate themes similar to Zelazny's classic magnum opus the Amber series (a must read for any fan of fantasy, compiled in one volume The Great Book of Amber), but do so in a way that is fresh, original, & modern, set in the foreseeable future. The characters are complex & believable; magic, swordfights, & sorcerous duels abound, & yes, there is enough sex to make it fun & interesting for adult readers without derailing the plot & still be appropriate for most teens. I have already read The Stairway to Nowhere & The Child of Paradox twice each, & can't wait for the next in the series to be published, The Golden Game. Brian Rush deserves recognition for his great writing - Please keep it up! Thanks for the great reads!
  • The Stairway To Nowhere on June 19, 2011

    This series is brilliant! The Stairway to Nowhere draws you in immediately with clever dialogue, a fast-paced & entertaining plot, fascinating characters, & epic battles between Good & Evil, Love & Power. The Talismans & the Background realm incorporate themes similar to Zelazny's classic magnum opus the Amber series (a must read for any fan of fantasy, compiled in one volume The Great Book of Amber), but do so in a way that is fresh, original, & modern, set in the foreseeable future. The characters are complex & believable; magic, swordfights, & sorcerous duels abound, & yes, there is enough sex to make it fun & interesting for adult readers without derailing the plot & still be appropriate for most teens. I have already read The Stairway to Nowhere & The Child of Paradox twice each, & can't wait to read the next in the series, The Golden Game. Brian Rush deserves recognition for his great writing - Please keep it up! Thanks for the great reads!
  • Beautiful Deception on Jan. 02, 2013

    This is extremely poorly written, ungrammatical, non-linear, with near constant non-sequitors, full of plot holes & jumps that make no sense & had me eventually giving up in disgust at having wasted my time. The only "deceptions" (which were the opposite of "beautiful") were that 1) the 5 star reviews must have been written by the reviewer's friends and/or family & 2) according to the credits someone supposedly proofread this, but if so I hope they weren't paid as they did a horrible job. I understand the author is South African & so there might be some language issues, but constantly having to fight through the mess of the nightmarish prose left me worse than bored, but quite frustrated & appalled. I rarely write reviews but wanted to warn others not waste their time on this as I had (based on the mis-leading positive reviews).