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About Dawn Napier

Thirty-something married mother of three, and lifelong fan of horror and fantasy. Contributing columnist for Writer of short stories and lover of cats and reptiles. My horror describes the world as I see it; my fantasy describes the world as I would like it to be.

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William Napier reviewed on on June 10, 2012

I've been holding off of my review as I'm married to the author and I've created the cover art. That was the only thing holding me back from reviewing the book. I have to say, that I'm not an avid reader. I love to read but I don't make time for it. Therefore, I'm highly selective about what I read as I have to make it count.

I was asked to read and comment on this book prior to release. I have to say, I was very surprised. I've read Dawn's other books, most are not published. This one is really above and beyond. I genuinely felt, that if I did not know who the author was that I'd still love this book. The best compliment I could give it was: "I can see this in the public library, or finding it on a book shelf for sale."

The story is there. That means something. Dawn has often talked with me about story in books, movies, and plays. We both agree that a strong storyline is paramount. Again, The story is there. Not only is it a strong storyline, but it is also entertaining, and fast-paced. You cannot simply read part of this book and put it down. It's linked so well, that you have to know what happens next.

I recommend this book, not because the author is family although I can't deny that it's part of it. I recommend it because of the outstanding story. This is a wonderful recrafting of the biblical and fantasy mythos combined.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Val Coles reviewed on on May 28, 2012

Before my Mommy days, I had a two book a week habit. If not more. Now, as I sit writing this review, I cannot remember the last book that I read cover-to-cover, so to speak. I'll pick something up and find that it's either: A. too boring; B. too raunchy; C. totally not my style, or D. just too expensive. Sadly, forking over $12 for a paperback isn't high on my to-do list and my local library stinks.

I clicked on a link to see what Napier's book was about, honestly not expecting much. I mean, everyone thinks they can write, right? I've got 30 pages of a book myself sitting on a hard drive somewhere. Then I saw the price. $1.99? I can't even buy a candy bar for that anymore. But hey - there's a free preview of 15% of the book. If I hate it, I don't have to have spent my candy bar money.
Best $1.99 ever.

Not only did I read every word of it, I had to speed read. I only do that when I love a story so much that I NEED TO KNOW what is going to happen next.

Not only did I speed read, but I've spent all my "Me Time" over the past two days speed reading.

Nameless is a nice, easy read. It would make a lovely little beach book, and I mean that in the best possible way. The back-story is minimal and serves to enhance without distracting from the plot.

Napier's characters are likable - even the bad guys. They aren't terribly fleshed out, but it's a fantasy book and character development takes a backseat to plot.

Her main character shows both the loving side along with the "holy crap what've I gotten myself into" side of motherhood.

But what really hooked me is that one of the main characters is a Christian. Like the kind I strive to be. All loving, all forgiving, and humble. Napier managed to write this character without him coming off as sanctimonious or ridiculous which is, honestly, a breath of fresh air.

There are fairies, which is awesome, but best of all there's Jesus in this book. An imaginative version of Him, to be sure, but He's still in there. And how fantastic is that?
I'm looking forward to the next book Napier puts up.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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