Woo ah! might as well ask which was my favourite raisin in the wedding cake. Far too many authors/genre have woven their magic in my time to list or offend by not listing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A charm of Gold Finch at the bird feeders, literally race to see how many of these little charmers have fluttered down to breakfast. A single pair came for the first time this year followed by their three offspring-word seems to have circulated on the vine and the numbers have peaked at 30-35 (they are quite flighty to count) much to the annoyance of the almost resident House Sparrows.
Jaram: The Final Journey
on Sep. 05, 2014
Read 1 to 3 straight through, could not put the story away. Was disappointed that it came to a final exciting end and having to re emerge back into the real world and the washing-up.
The Battle of Verril
on Sep. 10, 2014
Masterfully woven epic series drawn in twists & turns through legend & prophecy from Androcles to Space Odyssey & beyond.. Although I found some of the threads distracting I could not give any less than a highly recommended goodread.
A Warrior's Redemption
on Sep. 17, 2014
Would have really enjoyed this adventure, however, found the extensive religious dialogue annoying in it's repetition, quantity and placement. Will not be making a rush to read books 2 & 3 already on my bookshelf.
The Rise of the Red Shadow
on Sep. 26, 2014
Having devoured the expertly crafted Book of Deacon trilogy this prequel did not disappoint.
on Sep. 26, 2014
Hope this was just a taster!
The Road to Amber
on Oct. 27, 2014
Cannot believe I read this to its end, such ritual abject misery and deprivation,
what poison mushrooms brought this nightmare into being?. Would not recommend if you are on a downer to start with. Did I enjoy it? NO, more compelled to read it.
The God Sword
on Nov. 16, 2014
Following the Rebels of Halklyen another enjoyable read. Look forward to
The White Wolf.
Blood Gift Part Three
on Dec. 03, 2014
Ms. Abbott's writings continue to improve. It is easy to relate to the characters
and visualize the set, which can be as exhausting for the reader as the cast &
we do not have travel rings.
The Wall Between
on Dec. 09, 2014
Even better than Kingdom Beyond The Rim, another I could not put down.
Excellent characters that all added to a storyline with a grand finale that leaves one expecting more.
Kingdom Beyond the Rim
on Dec. 09, 2014
The few typo's show the author was really carried away with the moment, as was I so they do not detract from an excellent storyline. Vivid characters described in detail come alive in the imagination.
A Portal for Your Thoughts
on April 17, 2015
As an avid follower of the Bakkian Chronicles & Tales of Lentari I was thrilled to find another episode added to the virtual bookshelf, it did not disappoint, even ending as as it did in suspense - which almost made it only a
4 star rating - but that means there is another on the way, wonderful!
on April 21, 2015
Perfect weekend off, no one at home and a book that demanded it not be put down until finished, two actually, both Grace Dravens
on April 21, 2015
Another of Grace Dravens contributions to my perfect week-end off. No one at home and a book that demanded to be read.
The Brush of Black Wings
on Jan. 07, 2016
Another great Grace Draven droll plot. Look forward to a continuance very soon.
Evolution's Essence (Book 3 and conclusion to the Star Pirate Legends)
on Feb. 06, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed all three of this series-lost 1 star for (I think) incorrect predicted text & 1 for a bit of a race to finish three quarters of the way through which held plenty of material for a forth book. Would still recommend it a worthwhile purchase for the characters alone.
A Viking Tale
on March 26, 2016
Loved this, turbulent tale,never sure it would be a happy ending.
Ravens in the Sky
on June 11, 2016
To quote Erin Miller 'He better release the next one soon' look forward to 'Ravens Bane'.
The Highlander Howls, The Beginning
on June 13, 2016
Although 'The Waltons' style emotional displays overly saccarine and the
spoken dialect not exactly 'Oor Wullie' in both The Vanishing & The Beginning
thoroughly enjoyed the bones of the tale and look forward to #3.
on July 31, 2016
The most disappointing feature of this book is....it ends. Could not put it down,
Characters,settings events, timeline[s] so .......jummy!
on Aug. 28, 2016
Loved this, enormous descriptive detail,which truthfully became a little distracting as the tale unwound it meant skipping parts to follow the dialogue
flow. However, re-reading it in its entirety whilst awaiting what must surely be
book 2 of a trilogy will give great pleasure.
Be With Me
on Sep. 22, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed this gentle story of hard life in Iron Age Britain.
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse
on Sep. 27, 2016
Not a typical whodunit, not my typical read but yes! I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and characters of this pre-revolution French drama. I am sure to include further Aristied Ravel mysteries in my 'A' list
Quivers and Quills
on Oct. 05, 2016
Although the start is a bit slow it soon snowballed to unputdownable. Look forward to catching up with the twins later adventures but know will be disappointed if their finding their ideal 20th C. versions of Robin Hood & Guy of Guisbourne are not carried through-Sigh!
The Bride and the Brute
on Oct. 16, 2016
Loved the characters & plot but the story itself seemed very abbreviated especially towards the end. Will not put me off other O'Donnell creations.
Of the 222 pages less than half were the actual story the remainder being
advertising for excerpts from her other books but since it was a freebee
Shadow of Hope
on Oct. 31, 2016
Amazing story, perfect balance of dialogue and detail-played out in the mind as if one was there.
on Oct. 31, 2016
So ridiculous its got to be a classic, chuckled my way through from start to finish and still chuckling. Got everything a good family film needs so why isn't it?
Behind My Back
on Dec. 14, 2016
Look forward to a continuation -(at least one more)-totally empathised with Lennox and her convoluted introvert/extrovert nature.
Magic Thief of Gavalos
on Jan. 22, 2017
An amazing epic adventure,really pulled me in. Extremely well researched,
could carry on and fill the page with esteem-instead highly recommend anyone
with remotest interest in the Greek Pantheon/witchcraft/adventure to just read it.
Surrender Of A Highlander
on Jan. 26, 2017
Perfect balance of characters & their roles, good guys,bad guys,ghost guys & gals. Just everyday life in highlands with a few twists. Thoroughly engaging read