B Throwsnaill cut his teeth on the classic works of fantasy and science fiction by authors such as Tolkien, Moorcock, Herbert and Gibson. The author's goal is to write fun and creative fiction that is grounded in personal experience and observations about the real world and its history.
Writing a novel length work had been a lifelong ambition, and was realized with the release of Hemlock and the Wizard Tower in late 2010. In early 2012 a sequel was released called Hemlock and the Dead God’s Legacy. Hemlock and the Dread Sorceress, the third book in the series, was released in August of 2013. Work is underway on the fourth book.
on Dec. 06, 2012 :
Good book. In magic fantasy it is too often that reality is overtaken by the magic, but this series continues to be realistic in the application of magic.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on April 18, 2012 :
Very good follow up to the original book in this series. The character development continues as more of their background and abilities are brought to light.
The conflict between magics and law and common man continue to be a center point to the story line and does not falter in keeping the interest level high. The fact that there is two laws of magic comes into play and you faced with deciding as you read which is being brought into play and how it will interact and what the results will be. The author takes some unexpected twists and turns which I found to be enjoyable and which kept me guessing at times.
I highly recommend this book for all ages and especially for those that have an interest in magic. I look forward to the next book in the series.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)