on Feb. 27, 2017 :
After reading "The Goth Witch of Philly", I wanted more. Junior Inquisitor is such a ride, you better block out some time.
The monsters are cool. The fight scenes feel like something out of ARMA.
These monks are BADASSES!
I can't wait to get into the rest of the series.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
on Sep. 3, 2016 :
Great take on tired old horror clichés. I was impressed with the Goth Witch of Philly, and even more so with Junior Inquisitors.
Farish is a real up and comer. Can't wait to read Souless Monk!
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
on Aug. 11, 2016 :
Gritty, dark, and even a bit humorous. This is an excellent work by a talented author.
The action sequences have a precise almost military feel about them. It is one of the better horror stories I've read lately.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on March 21, 2015 :
A gritty urban fantasy thick with occult, suspense, horror themes, Junior Inquisitor is an edge-of-your-seat novel that keeps a person up at night reading. It was not only the suspense and terror which had me reading it overnight; I could not put this book down once I started reading it.
The novel is written in first person narrative, so we are right there with the novel’s main character as he slides deeper and deeper into situations he cannot control. I really appreciate that when things go from bad to worse for Brother Sebastian, he wants to be part of a team even as he is forced to be a lone wolf.
Farish’s paranormal creatures (like ogres and werewolves) are innovative; these are not the monsters of legend readers have come to expect in fantasy novels. Junior Inquisitor‘s characters are fleshed-out and interesting, the world is dark and real, and the conflicts are riveting and captivating. One could almost believe this is happening around us, obfuscated by both sinister and benevolent forces. While I did feel the absence of empowered female characters, the tale is gripping and compelling precisely as it is.
Lincoln S. Farish is an author to read and watch, and he and Junior Inquisitors are discoveries worth making today.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)