Council of Peacocks
For centuries they have plotted and schemed. Now, the moment of Activation draws near.
Wisdom, an immortal sorcerer, has gathered a band of hybrid youths with extraordinary powers. They are tr...more
I read this book twice over, as a beta ~ critique reader. The thriller intensity sucked me in, hook, line and sinker. My inner scifi/paranormal/horror geek was thoroughly satisfied.
This is precisely the kind of book I enjoy reading. It hits all the buttons: Epic battles, epic moments of self-discovery, epic tales of heroes and villains, and of course there's loads of angst ridden teenagers with badass paranormal/psychokinesis abilities, trying to find their way th ...more
It is a fun read with some unexpected depth. Set between Canada and Greece it involves amongst other great ingredients time travel, djinns and wizzards.
While out camping a group of six youngsters get attacked and run from what appears clearly not human creatures.
As they are on the run we learn more about how they link to a much bigger picture.
The Council of Peacocks, a group of ruthle ...more
Last year, if you’d asked me, I would have told you writing was a lonely, solitary activity. Now I know better.
First, a thank you to my beta readers: James Marentette, Rob Welch, Bronwyn Cair, Stephanie Parent, Craig McGray and Carey Heywood.
To Charles Ekeke a special thanks for being my harshest critic. You forced me to look at some of the largest weak spots in Council of Peacocks ...more
We meet several Anomalies; people with EFHB’s, (Extraord ...more
Over the years Wisdom has made plenty of friends and enemies, and the lines can be blurred with both. Echo is a woman he took by force and made into an immortal, but he clearly has strong feelings ...more
The pace of the story moved well and there were no real gaps in logic which can be challenging for me when reading the fantasy genre.
While it's a shade or two darker than my usual read, it's also very human and relatable. I found myself cheering for good over evil, rooting for the he ...more
There is a dark world, hidden in plain sight, filled with vengeful djinn and shadowy demons. The Council of Peacocks, a group of ruthless wizards, controlled by the ruthless Propates, has dire plans for the human ...more
One of the other reviews compared the book to X-men meets Clash of th ...more
The description of the different places and worlds is so well laid out it is as if you were there taking it all in. You will love his attentio ...more
It was difficult to really like any of the characters. Most were blindly focused on mutual annihilation to the exclusion of all else.
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As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creativ ...more