Paige Reiring is a student at the Ohio State University studying English. She spends most of her days crying about fictional characters (as she's sure her readers do, too), playing video games, and sleeping. Spawn is her first published work, though she's been an active member on many forums dedicated to writing. She began her first feature-length novel when she was nine and shared the story, which was about a man named Nicotine who brutally murdered her parents and trapped her in a fantasy world, with her fourth grade class. She has been writing ever since (though that novel has been, thankfully, dropped).
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Shadows And Teeth, Volume 1
by Antonio Simon, Jr, Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, Mark Meier, J.S. Watts, Paige Reiring, Richard Phelan, Viktoria Faust, Brittany Gonzalez, & Darren Worrow
Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of ten stories features a range of international talent, award-winning authors and new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
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- The Order of the Four Sons: Book I
on Sep. 29, 2013
When you look at the cover of The Order of the Four Sons, you probably think you’re about to dive into some ancient Egyptian, high fantasy epic with mummies and gods and goddesses and a lot of cats.
Well, you’re not.
It becomes pretty obvious when you read the summary, but neither the summary nor the cover give the potential reader a good grasp on what this book is about.
So let me help you out.
O4S is a sassy, dark novel about a ragtag team of people who are tasked with saving the world from some seriously evil shit. There are a bunch of historical references and characters, most of which are used very well, including Frank and Jesse James and Jack the Ripper. The book is written in third person omniscient, which can honestly get obnoxious and clunky sometimes as you jump around from character to character. The cast, however, is very lively, and the authors obviously know their characters very well. One drawback to this is that the characters also have a lot of names, one in particular being referred to as “J.D.”, “the Colonel,” and “Garnett,” which is sometimes confusing.
Let me say one thing: the first chapter is fucking awesome. I was so pumped. I was so freaking pumped to read this book. And then exposition happened. A lot of exposition. The first half of the book just dragged on and on and on. It was especially painful when I saw the obvious different writing styles of the two authors for the first few chapters, and I found one to be significantly better than the other. They eventually find their groove by, you guessed it, halfway through the novel, because that’s when it gets good.
The last half of the novel is so awesome, I can’t even describe it. While the world is somewhat confusing and there is obviously some information missing, I didn’t care. The historical tie-ins are fantastic, and I found myself craving more background chapters from Elizabeth and Katarina, the story’s villains. Honestly, I could read a whole book just about the two of them. I would read a whole book between just the two of them.
If you can get past the dragging first half of this book, you are in for a pretty great book, and a good start to the beginning of a series.