Rhiannon H Morris

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Smashwords book reviews by Rhiannon H Morris

  • The Three Hares (a short story) on Sep. 11, 2012

    Wow! This is a little bit creepy. I live near Dartmoor in the United Kingdom and I'm not sure I want to go up on the moor alone again after reading this. The author holds you gripped all the way through and even in so few words, I feel like I know the main character. I thoroughly enjoyed this and greatly recommend it to anyone interested paranormal or spokey stories.
  • Fairy Grump on Sep. 11, 2012

    This is a great story for children. Its short and I found myself watching it like a children's picture book. Great work, River! I look forward to reading more form this author.
  • Being Different on Oct. 05, 2012

    If you want to get inside the heads of those modern society considers 'Different' this is certainly well worth a ead. I'm not sure to describe this book as good is the right word, enlightening is perhaps closer to the mark. Personally, I have no experience of any of the issues mentioned in this book, but having my own disability made it posible to connect with some of the emotions presented in these stories. The reason I give this 4 stars and total the maximum of 5 is simple, I wish the book had been a little longer, but also that there had been some form of contents page, so I could have seen what I was expecting right from the start. These quibbles aside, its a great collection of very short stories with some deep themes.
  • Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge Book 5) on Oct. 22, 2012

    Absolutely the best in the series to date. If you like action packed scene, chopped up with believable character banter its a must read. Oh, also there's love to be had. This book is an absolutely perect mix of excitement, loytlty love and friendship. I have already read this twice and intend to read it many more times before the final book in the series is released. This book is better than many traditional print book of this type I have read. Love it, Lindsay, please give us book 6 ASAP!
  • Ice Cracker II on Oct. 22, 2012

    This is not my favourite short story in this series, however its still a five star masterpiece. It gives a great introduction to the characters, if you are new to the series and a taste of some of the small adventres that don't make it into the larger books in the series.
  • Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge Book 4) on Oct. 22, 2012

    An action-packec addition to an already great series. The first three books in this series were already great, Conspiracy takes it to a whole new level, though. The plot thicks, the stakes are higher and the rewards greater, bt still the characters remain as believable as ever.
  • Pacific Apocalypse on Oct. 22, 2012

    A great story! I am not usually a reader of books like this, however the fact that I read it from beginning to end in one weekend shows that it definitely holds the attention. In addition to this, the book raises some interesting issues as to how humanit and sceience view the world. However, the book felt like it needed a little more editing. I won't denny that in places its not easy to work out what's going on. The occasional shift between present and past tense, first and third person for the primary character often left me feeling a little disorientated. That said, this book is still well-worth the read even for those like me that are not regular readers of this kind of book.
  • Enigma on Nov. 30, 2012

    Yet another entising reading from one of my favourite authors. It has all the halmarks of her writing, fast-paced, strong characters, dialog which I can almost hear and the inability to put the story down until the fine full-stop. As ever, my only criticism, is that the book is too short. I look forward to Decrypted and the excitement of a new novel which again, I will read in 24 hours or less!
  • Shadows Over Innocence (an Emperor's Edge short story) on Nov. 30, 2012

    It's wonderful to have even more backstory and information about this fantasy world that I love. This short but entracing story tells the tale from the angle of a character this world has not seen inside the head of before. All in all, well worth a read.
  • Shadows Over Innocence (an Emperor's Edge short story) on May 23, 2013

    A great short story from the Emperor's Edge universe. This story gives an extra level of realism to all of Lindsay's works. Including characters from the Emperor's Edge series this is a superb look inside the history of the world's most infamous assassin. Great book and worth a lot more than FREE!
  • Decrypted on May 23, 2013

    A follow-up story continuing to track two very liable characters. Decrypted expanded on the relationships introducing in the prequal, Encrypted. Durring this spell-binding pages, we learn more about the history of this stream-driven world and discover that, just because a people are peaceful, there's always something beneath the surface.
  • Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge Book 6) on May 23, 2013

    Wow! I can not give this book high enough praise. It has everything I have come to love Lindsay's work for: realistic dialogue, fast-paced action and most of all, a sleepless night on sleep day as I read it cover to cover. I have been looking forward to this book's release since the previous, shorter, novella released earlier this year and it does not disappoint. Amazing work, Lindsay. I can't wait for the second half. I wish Smashwords let me give this more than five stars, it desserves it.
  • Matt Archer: Legend on July 06, 2013

    This is one of the best books of this type I have ever read and that includes so-called tradition authors. 'Matt Archery: Legend' the third book in this series takes the characters and plot to a whole new level. Between Matt's unique way of telling the story, making you feel like you're there, the dialogue which feels a good deal more natural than in its preducessors, the action packed story line and the sudden twists (some foreseeable, others not) this is a book that does not want to let its reader go and will leave you screaming at the author for the next installment. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. It completely deserves it.
  • Matt Archer: Monster Hunter on July 06, 2013

    As the first book in a series, 'Matt Archer: Monster Hunter' does not hang around before plunging the main characters, and the reader, into the action. Writen through the eyes of the main character, Matt Archer, the book feels across between a diary and a story time. The narrative reflects how Matt thinks and sees others and never stops to catch its breath. From Montana in the US to Peru, the plot introduces us to huge raft of characters, each of whom is weel-defined, believable and instantly knowable. This book will leave you hungry to buy the next installment and desperate to know more.
  • Matt Archer: Monster Summer on July 06, 2013

    A short story which continues the Matt Archer story-line. Although much shorter than the full-length works in this series, 'Matt Archer: Monster Summer' is complete with its own plot twists and fast-paced action. Although I would not necessrily recommend this at an introduction to the series, it is a must-read if you enjoy the first in the series and wish to follow every move these amazing characters make.
  • Matt Archer: Blade's Edge on July 06, 2013

    Book 2 in the Matt Archer series sees Matt start to grew up. His view on the world matures and so does the plot-line. 'Blade's Edge' begins to explore the war in greater depth. We also learn more about all of the favourite characters. Between the stress of love, a super-natural war and homework, Matt Archer reveals new depths to himself. Potions of this book made me cry, whilst other made me laugh even on the second, third and fourth readings, the enjoyment favtor does not deminish. A great read!
  • Matt Archer: Bloodlines on Jan. 02, 2014

    Considering I only discovered this author in the summer of 2013, this has probably been my most anticipated book release of the last few months. Given that the previous book ended on a cliff-hanger, I could not wait to find out what happened next. I was not disappointed! * Plotline Perhaps the least significant aspect of this book is its plot. Yes, it continues the event began in MA£: Legend, but from that point of view, it does not feel like a complete book. that said, given that this is the second-to-last book in the series, this is not unexpected. The storyline still twists and turns and given that I finished this book in one sitting, cover-to-cover, I do not mean this as critism. However, where this book real shines is the characters. Characters From page one of the first book, I fel the characters to be incredibly realistic. You could taste the friendships, love and antagonism between the characters. However, Matt Archer: Bloodlines takes this to a completely new level. The characters are richer than ever. Surprises Despite having spent the last few weeks anticipating this week and trying to think of what was likely to happen, I was caught by surprise with many of the events that occurred. I won't hint at any since I try to avoid spoilers, but I was surprised more than once. this is not to say that the event did not fit. They seemed obvious and natural once I read them. Conclusion This is definitely a book I will reread many times over the coming months. As with Legend, it ends with a cliff-hanger. Although there seems to be a lot of ground to cover in the final, I can't wait to see how the author will bring this to a conclusion in just one more book, but I am desperate to find out.
  • A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus Edition (Books 1, 2, 3, & Extras) on Sep. 20, 2014

    The Dark Faerie Tale Omnibus follows half-fae half-human 17-year-old Shade as she embarks on discovering who she is what she is, her magic and if she can save the Seelie realm. Book 1 sees her introduction to the lands of fae on a whirl-wind quest. Books 2 and 3 continue this story in 3 action-packed adventures. although it took me some time to start to like Shade, the world of the fae and the subtle yet powerful descriptions of this world left me wanting more, even when Shade annoyed me. However, this irritation only lasted for the first half of the first book and come Ever Fire, I was firmly in the 'Shade's a great heroine' camp.