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- Harmonics: Rise of the Magician
on April 15, 2011
There is no sense in lying. I originally read this book because Collin Earl is my cousin. To be honest, before I started reading this book, I was not entirely sure Collin could *read*, much less write.
It just goes to show that truth truly is stranger than fiction. Not only can my cousin write, but he writes exceptionally well. The setting is interesting and believable, the characters are engaging, and the fight at the end was very well done.
The story begins with the miraculous theft of some technology from a top secret government lab, and then spends the rest of the book linking this theft to an unassuming high school girl and her friends. The only downside to this book is that I am curious to know what happens next. I tend to prefer books that wrap things up a bit by the end of a book, even if it is part of a series. This book ends in what appears to be the middle of an harrowing escape, and it leaves the reader with more questions than answers. You would think that Collin would give his family members a break and share some spoilers, but apparently I have to wait for the next book like the rest of you.
On the bright side, he assures me that the next book is in editing right now. So that's something.
I would say more, but it is possible that you do not appreciate spoilers like I do. Let's just say that I am proud of my cousin, and I expect you'll be hearing more about him soon.
- The Confederacy of Heaven
on Nov. 21, 2011
I would have paid money for it. In fact, if the author reads this and has a Paypal account I would like to encourage you to continue writing by sending you some money.
For the rest of you reading this review please stop and simply download the ebook. It is far better written than anything I am likely to write.
on Nov. 21, 2011
I liked this book even better than The Confederacy of Heaven, which I liked a great deal. The only downside is that the book is desperately in need of a sequel.