Saturday, April 2, 2011

Best books of March

Bakkian Chronicles, Book I: The Prophecy

1.Bakkian Chronicles, Book I - The Prophecy by Jeffrey Poole
Dragons, griffins, and BNPs (Bugs of Nightmarish Proportions). Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined what was in store for them.

After learning he had inherited an enormous mansion and a huge tract of land from a reclusive set of relatives, Steve Miller, along with his wife Sarah, decide to take a few days off to investigate their new-found fortune in the quiet resort town of northern Idaho, Coeur d’Alene.

While taking inventory of the vast manor, they discover a unique set of doors on the top floor. Mistaking them to be an ornate decoration, the doors are accidentally activated, presenting the two new homeowners with a tantalizing decision: step through or ignore? No harm could possibly befall them by simply walking through an open door, right? Curiosity getting the better of them, they step through, sending both husband and wife on a one-way journey to a land of unimagined wonder!

Realizing they were now stranded on a world populated with creatures that should exist only in one’s imagination, they enlist the aid of the local king and queen. Their troubles continue to escalate, however, as it is revealed their arrival had been long foretold by an ancient local prophecy, bestowing upon them the status of Royal Bodyguards to the young crown prince.

Stuck on a foreign world where mythical creatures abound, trying to avoid being attacked by griffins, and hoping to impress a living, breathing dragon, the newly appointed babysitters must find a way to return home soon before harm could befall the young prince.

Some days it didn't pay to get out of bed.

Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga)

2.Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga) by Robert Day
'From the blood of the noble serpents he shall rise,
born of the snow and mountains by the star- child
and raised by the wolf under the shadow of the watcher.
Washed with the blood of innocents and wielding the dragon's flame,
he shall rise from the flames and strike at the hosts of hell,
and death shall be his guide to either salvation or destruction.

then the son of the Lion shall travel to the sylvan ocean,
and within find the daughter of the long-lived,
so shall they unite their people as one to follow the river of blood
that the Skymaster has ridden.'

:The Chronicles of Yas, T.E. 1105


Following on where Demon Gates finished, Ashar'an Rising follows Valdieron, descendant of Kay'taari Dragon-riders, as he continues his quest to restore the Disk of Akashel.

Heading South toward Dak'mar, he hopes to discover more about his heritage and locate pieces of the Artefact. With the Demon Hordes invading the Elven realm of Lloreander, and Ashar'an Assassins dogging his every move, can he harness the combat training of the Dream Plane of Kel'Valor in time to battle the rising threat?

Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver DirkThe Treasures of Carmelidrium

Bear Waters, one of the top bounty hunters in the city of Northport, is in trouble.

He is in pursuit of a mad cultist whom the Sheriff's Guard has called the Silver Dirk, after the weapon he uses to attack - but never kill - his victims. After some consultation, he has deduced that the Silver Dirk is preparing for an ancient ritual intended to summon the Elder Gods, those ancient beings of horror from primordial days.

But in his pursuit, he - along with his friend and ally, Grace Hilltop of the Sheriff's Guard - has been transported to a world that we would find very familiar, but that they find amazing and unfamiliar.

Getting home is but one issue facing Waters and Hilltop. They have to get home before the Silver Dirk can succeed in his plan, threatening the well-being of more than one world.

In this opening volume of a new series blending fantasy, science fiction, and much more, Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk begins an exploration of Bear Waters' native world, one closely resembling our own, and several others in a stimulating adventure spanning multiple worlds - and multiple genres.

When a hooded man steps in front of her car, Missie is thrust through a portal into a medieval world where she encounters monsters and mythical creatures. Here, her flute has magical powers to heal and destroy and to empower "The Treasures of Carmelidrium." She is romanced by a prince and hunted by the villain. Will she find her way home? Does she want to?I know I always cheat for third and name two books but I really have trouble with it.

 YA Spotlight

                                                           An Oak of Hope (Brandeis of Aura)

For ages the world has been savaged by the different magics that lay claim to Aura. Legend foretellsof a Chosen One who can control them all and bind them together. Though few have emerged through the ages and none have been successful, a young girl of the central clans begins her own legend in seeking the key to all magic.


  1. great how you've fit your book reviews into the A-Z challenge.

  2. Thank you for listing my book, Scott. That means a lot to me.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  3. Michelle I won't be able to do it every day lol. I'm just trying for as many as possible.

    N R you are welcome I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Thank you for sharing. And congrats, authors, for making the Best Books of March list! :)

  5. Thanks for choosing my book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Hope you and your family had a good time at the zoo! Many eons ago I used to be a zookeeper. :)

  6. Jeffrey Pierce hopefully Escaping Destiny is this month.

    Jeffrey Poole what kind of animals?? That would be a cool job.

  7. Let's see. Polar bears, beluga whales, sea otters, red wolves, raptors, reptiles, siamangs, tamarins, etc.

    There are a lot more, to be sure. Oh! Was also one of the zoo's certified divers. Dove with whales and hand fed cold water sharks found in Puget Sound area. Pole fed big tropical sharks from outside the tank. :)