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Luke West is an up and coming author from Queensland, Australia. He was raised and still resides on the Gold Coast.
“Life is a journey, who knows the destination.”
– Luke West
Luke has always enjoyed creative writing, and his first dream – to become a published author – was realized at a young age. His parents were constant, avid readers of his many short stories and novels, and have always supported his decision to chase his dreams.
After studying the art of writing throughout his teenage years, Luke finally took the leap to pursue his writing career and set out to release his debut novel.
Luke decided to explore the self-publishing world, aiming to prove to the publishing houses that he has what it takes to research, market, and sell his work.
With this goal achieved, he hopes to secure a full time career in the world of the written word.
Luke enjoys writing Fantasy, Horror or anything with a paranormal twist.
His debut Urban Fantasy novel, Hell’s Mercenary is the first of three books from the Intervening World Chronicles and is set to hit online stores soon.
For the latest news or to connect with Luke personally, visit www.lukewest.com.au
“Thank you for allowing me to entertain your imagination. I hope my books find themselves among your favorite books.”
– Luke West
on June 16, 2013 :
This is a story about Arliah. A young woman who lives in hell, but can switch between worlds without very little consequence. We are told little about her through the story, at most times having to guess at what she could be and how she may be related to the, assumed, tyrannical Tobias.
Although a lot seems to be happening, by the end of the story, I found it wanting. I think the trick here is that this is the first book in a trilogy, but alone, it is not a complete story.
Knowing that this was the first book for this author, I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt. All I can really say is that West was very brave publishing this book in its current state.
There were several grammatical and spelling errors, not to mention the cliches spilled throughout the first few chapters. I found myself reading words on pages and not fully engaged with the characters or the story. I also found that there were issues with the flow of some parts, forcing me to re-read sections.
In my opinion, this book could do with an overhaul to make it more robust and round it off so that it stands alone without the need for its counterparts.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on March 30, 2013 :
I won this book in a giveaway. It's a cool story about the Gods of Heaven and how the worlds came to be, including Earth.
The story starts off with a captive Arliah. You don't know why or who captured her but she escapes. You quickly find out she was on a mission that she accepted from Tobias (the God of Hell) but she doesn't really know what the mission is.
You journey with Arliah on this mission as she discovers supernatural powers and secrets about her life. Can't wait to read the next book in Arliah's journey.
(reviewed 64 days after purchase)