C.E. Stalbaum grew up reading plenty of space opera and fantasy, particularly Tolkien, R.A. Salvatore, Robert Jordan, and most of all Timothy Zahn. In 2011, Stalbaum published "The Last Goddess" and has written nearly a dozen other novels and novellas since.
C.E. Stalbaum also writes the dark fantasy "Godswar Saga" under the name "Jennifer Vale."
on Dec. 20, 2011 :
I don't have time to read a lot of books and when I do read them it's usually over a long time period. So when I started this book like any other during a Friday lunch break and found myself turning the last page by the following evening I was quite surprised!
Very engaging fast paced story with a lot of depth, intrigue, and great surprises. Typically books that have the engaging fast pace of a book like this lack in character development and depth but that is definitely not the case here! The author has a talent for building great depth and detail into the world and the characters in such a way as to never be boring and flow well with the ongoing story.
I highly recommend The Last Goddess and am very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)