Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Akers started reading it as an adolescent. He was fascinated with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He currently enjoys reading works by Dean Koontz, Heather Brewer, J.K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan.
Akers enjoys creating a fantasy world with compelling storylines, while injecting humor and a touch of drama into the action as he did with his first book Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries, which has received rave reviews.
"I start every story with this thought: Where can I take my audience now? To me it's about the journey, the escape into a world filled with the fantastic and the unexpected. There is nothing like an adventure that takes you further from reality with every turn of the page."
D.C. Akers was born in Texas and attended Crowley High School. After spending several years working in accounting, Akers began to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a writer.
on Aug. 08, 2013 :
The basic elements, the bare bones of this tale, show a lot of promise and certainly entice the reader to continue turning the pages. DC Akers uses some beautiful turns of phrase and has some truly delightful and vivid descriptions. Kudos on the cover art as well, which certainly draws the readers eye at first glance.
On a side note, however, the work is in need of some serious polishing and it could stand to undergo a proper edit. The author overuses passive voice to the point that it makes sentence structure somewhat awkward in places. The character development and dialogue could also use some work, as in many instances I found the dialogue to be a little wooden, or unnatural in feel. These are things that can so easily be remedied, however, and the reader should not be put off.
The story was fast paced and filled with action and adventure. I'm giving a three star review, as I feel the work could easily be four or even five stars after addressing the issues mentioned earlier. I'm sure that with time we'll see some wonderful things from this author and I recommend adding this to your library. Thanks, DC Akers, for sharing this wonderful adventure with us.
(review of free book)