Someday I’ll be Redeemed is the first book of Kelly Blanchard’s Chronicles of Lorrek series, and it is a book that lives up to every bit of its hype. The book was recommended to me by a friend and she was so insistent about how good it was that I bought both the Kindle edition and the paperback.
The book is masterfully crafted and creates in the reader the desire to know more about what happens next. The world is vast and the characters many and each are interesting in their own way. Some are likeable, some are detestable, but each will leave an imprint in your mind. The titular character Lorrek caught my imagination as no one else except perhaps Vixen, the former assassin. Though all the other characters are interesting, I found these two the most memorable. The world that Kelly creates is vast and complex where technology co-exists with magic and the different Kingdoms each with their own problems and dynamics are brought out well. Magic is the key in this world, but technology has its own place.
I’m not going into the plot in deep because I don’t want to spoil anything, but there are a few things that are given away in the blurb itself. The book opens with Prince Lorrek whom everyone had believed dead appearing back and the rest of the book is a mix of his journey to right the wrongs of the past and his memories and it all ends in a cliffhanger that has the reader salivating for more. The narrative is from various points of view, but as a fan of this form of writing, I enjoyed it a lot. Each voice is distinctive and interesting.
Pick up this book. You will be entertained and intrigued.
Paperback can be purchased here
Kindle edition is free and can be purchased here
It has been a while since I posted anything here. Fact is, real life has been really hectic, and in spite of my best intentions, I have not been able to post anything here.
Of course, this does not mean I’ve been idle. I’ve been taking on editing projects and also been working on some of my own original works. Hopefully, within a couple of years, I’ll be in a position to do this full time.
I’ve also been reading some books. Re-reading rather. I didn’t want to start anything new at the moment, because I don’t have sleep to spare.
You know what I’ve realised? Real life will always be hectic. Jobs will always be stressful. But I cannot let that come in the way of doing the things I enjoy, like connecting with all of you lovely people.
So, I’ll be posting something on a regular basis here. Don’t forget to send a request if you need something edited!
See you soon!!
Continuing the Shaudrey Universe series is Spirit’s Lullaby, the second book of the series. The story is set five years after the first book, Fire’s Song and it continues the story of Tella whom we met for the first time in Fire’s Song as a precocious teenager. Tella is grown now, and is partnering with Lydia in slaying demons. The voice of Tella is quite distinct from that of Key and the author must be applauded for bringing distinctive voices to each of these protagonists. Tella is also characterised by the same independent, questioning spirit that Key had, and her humour is less subtle. Again, we have angels and demons and other magical creatures. The theology that was touched upon in Fire’s Song is further deepened and explained here. Faced with a conspiracy of global proportions, Tella must find answers in order to save the world. With the help of Lydia and Danielle who also shares Tella’s ability to see spirits, angels and demons, Tella battles to save everyone from the demons’ domination. With cameo appearances from Key, Lee, Emmyth and Kegan, Spirit’s Lullaby is much darker in tone than Fire’s Song and even more interesting. J E Mueller has penned a bestseller here and Spirit’s Lullaby is a must read for fans of the fantasy genre.
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I heard of this book from a friend and loved the sample I read in kindle, so when I got an opportunity to read the full book, I jumped at it.
Princess Kikara (or Key for short) has been cursed while still in the womb, a curse that kills anyone she touches, accidentally or otherwise. Despite her mother’s desperate attempts to provide her with a normal childhood, Key realises she’s cursed and runs away from home in an attempt to break the curse.
The book has its ups and downs, but the tale is interesting enough to hold a reader’s attention till the end. The story is narrated by Key from the first person, and her voice is matter of fact and dramatic by turn. There’s sufficient sarcasm and humour to give her a distinct voice of her own. Though Key is the protagonist, there is a supporting cast of characters that are fleshed out well. The magical universe is well realised and the world feels real yet magical. Magic is a common phenomenon, as are demons and angels. The complex mythology makes it even more intriguing to the reader.
Fire’s Song is recommended for fans of fantasy as well as fairy tales.
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