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 S. Tuttle began his writing career in 1997 with the release of the Targa Trilogy (Origin Scroll, Dark Quest, Ancient Prophecy). That trilogy became the foundation for the Alcea Collection, a seventeen volume epic fantasy collection of three series (Targa Trilogy, Sword of Heavens, Demonstone Chronicles).
His other works include the Forgotten Legacy, an eight volume series, Complement for a King, a two volume miniseries, and the Amica Saga, his most current work currently in its seventh volume.
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)