The Mace of Souls by Bruce Fergusson

The Mace of SoulsThe Mace of Souls by Bruce Fergusson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another very well written book in the Six Kingdoms series, this being book two. Attention to detail with a well written and edited style make this a very difficult book to put down once you begin to read it. The characters are well fleshed out with flaws becoming to their personality. I especially like this sort of fantasy without all the frills and lace thrown in. The plot is intriguing and has great flow, pulling in the reader and keeping the pages turning. This has potential to be a five star read with just a few small additions such as a map and context or key for several words used in both books. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

His Dark Empire (Tears of Blood, #1) by M.R. Forbes

His Dark Empire (Tears of Blood, #1)His Dark Empire by M.R. Forbes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I admit I was hooked right from the beginning and enjoyed reading this book. While it may not have the most in depth world building or the most layered fleshed out characters, both elements were within the book just enough to give a good idea of the world and characters. The writing was very well done making this a real page-turning enjoyable read. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my honest unbiased review. This in no way influenced my opinion.