Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Chosen by M. Todd Gallowglas review

Today's review is a part of the Blog Tour de Troops. If you are interested in finding out more getting some free books check out the tour's homepage for more info.

4 stars

First Chosen by M. Todd Gallowglas follows the birth and life of Julianna Taraen. At birth she is imbued with the faith of the Saent of Grandfather Shadow as a hidden gift that will come into play at a point later in her life. Because of this unwanted gift her life is visited by tragedy on a regular basis as the Goddess of Lies Yrgaeshkil seeks to manipulate Julianna into using the gift at a time and in a way that will be to her own benefit. The plot is woven very skillfully and I can't really say anything else for fear of spoiling anything for the reader.

The book starts out a little confusing as there are a lot of unique races and gods to learn about, but as the story unfolds everything is cleared up very nicely. The magical system is very well done with the power of faith being the basis for the magic that people can use. The story also has a couple of clues to what may be coming in the rest of the series. The character Maxian introduced at the end of the story really made me eager to see what would be coming in the next book. I have a theory about who he is and I am very curious to see if I am right.

This book is filled with vivid characters engaging in some fantastic fight sequences. If you are a fan of fantasy with a bit of a darker side this book will suck you in and leave you wanting more.


  1. thanks for review cant wait to read it. stopped by from blog tour. rhonda

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment on his blog as well to get the free copy.

  3. thanks for the review. Look forward to reading.

  4. So is this actually a historical romance type of book?

  5. thanks for the review.. i like the cover

  6. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    KainsHottie I would say dark fantasy more than anything, but not historical romance at all.

  7. It sounds like an awesome book. I already left a comment on the author's blog so I am looking forward to reading the book. Dark fantasy is right up my alley. Thanks for the review.


  8. Thank you so much for sharing with us your wonderful review today! I have hopped over from Todd's blog to read a little more about First Chosen, the lovely book he is giving us party goers at the Masquerade. I really enjoyed your review. I have signed up to follow this fun blog, as I also note some other very interesting reads on your sidebar and am curious to read more of what you have to share. Over the last year I have become a true indie fan and so appreciative of all the indie books that are out there to fuel my reading addiction with out breaking my bank account. It is a true treasure to find a good indie author and watch their awesome journey and support their efforts in achieving the wonderful goals before them.