Vault of Dreams
Morgance, Faer Princess of the Night.
And by her side, the fearsome Ultan Skölhammer, sworn Guardian of the Crown.
But Rhoswen, rightful heir to the th ...more
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It’s my first time writing a review in the form of a letter. I simple didn’t want to write any review; I wanted to write a review to you. My single greatest regret is that I’m only rating Vault of Dreams 4 of 5. Yes, I’m horrible. But, I know that you’d want my honest review above all else, and I would give you nothing less than that.
Rare is it that I find myself so privileged to read an author’s work. You write with such beautiful and romantic prose, yet Vault of Dreams is still grou ...more
The character ...more
From the first chapter, Luke's passion for writing is evident from the vivid world to the saturated prose. I recommend reading slowly or you'll miss important details as the sentences are lush yet lengthy at times - but inspiring nonetheless. You can tell he approaches his prose the same way Roshani paints her words in "A Star Touched Queen." It is definitely an art form and one that he's poured a lot of his soul into. On a personal leve ...more
Three of my absolute favorite movies happen to be Michael Bay films: Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the first Transformers film. Michael Bay often gets blasted for his “paint by numbers” filmmaking. Critics say that his action scenes are supercharged with cheap-thrill clichés and that he relies too heavily on fast camera changes, flashing lights, colors, and explosions.
In my mind, however, what’s not to love about ...more
*Thank you to the author for providing me with a physical ARC of this book*
This book was hard to read. It took me almost eight months to finish it, and partly because I read physical copies rarely these days, it took me longer to actually find some time during the daylight to read a few chapters here and there. But the most challenging among all was to wade myself through book's words and metaphors. And trust me, Vault of Dreams is full of metaphors.
Don't get me wrong, the writing is intrinsic
Time, the infinite enemy of all, unforgiveness and irreversibility weapons borne in each of its hands, crushing hills and quenching rivers like a giant fist crashing upon the land.
If someone asks me to describe this book by one word, then I will choose “charming” Why? Now, I will try to explain that.
This is not an average YA book with the chosen one and her love troubles against the backdrop of the world, which is falling apart. The highlight of this book are the characters, namely their feeli ...more
• The main characters are very well thought out.
• I liked the concept of the plot and structure of this book.
• Aerlyn was strong and brave and throughout the book I admired her, BUT my favourite character was one that she met along her journey, I don't want to say who as I don't want to spoil the story, but he was amazing and kind and sweet and selfless..
• The relationships between the characters are tangled and interesting to follow.
• VoD Contains several stories told through constantly ...more
Definitely my favourite of Luke's that I've read so far. I read it whenever I had a moment to spare.
Alright, why not start with the characters? Characters? What characters? These were real people! Loved that character development and how real everyone felt. That's the most important aspect of a book in my opinion. You could have the shittiest storyline in the history of shitty storylines and I will love it to peices if you have stellar charaters.
And the thing is, it didn ...more
My only hope is that she can forgive me for being a coward on that day, and forgive me for saying nothing about what you did to her. For letting her run away and plunge this Kingdom into the madness we have come to accept as a normal way of life.
Draped in a Scottish-inspired atmosphere and filled with gripping suspense and striking scenery, Vault of Dreams is nothin ...more
First of all, this cover is GORGEOUS. I mean, Luke did a phenomenal job getting this packaged together beautifully. From the cover to the beautiful formatting within, just perfect!
As for the story, Luke has done a tremendous job building and weaving this unique world. Some of the scene descriptions reminded me a lot of Tolkien. And the pacing picked up speed after ...more
This book isn't just a book, it isn't words on paper, it is an entire world filled with real people, love, hate, war and peace. This book made me feel in a way that connected me to Albanland and its inhabitants and, now it is over, it has left a void like only the best books can.
A genuine pleasure to read and it fills me with genuine sadness to know that it's ...more
Emerald hills and ice blue lochs, bordered by Nørds raiders and the haughty monarchs of South Angle, each dynasty eager to seize lands weakened by a civil war in which a usurper has risen to seize the cloven throne....more
Morgance. Faer Princess of the Night.
And by her side, the fearsome Ultan Skölhammer, sworn Guardian of the Crown.
But Rhoswen, rightful heir to the throne, princess in exile, leads a final uprising from the depths of the forest, an uprising that twists together the lives of the most un
For all you regular readers out there, you guys know how excited I was about this book. I think I have been raving about it for weeks now! To say I loved this book would be an understatement!! I need more from this authors works - especially because this book was a standalone and left me reeling! I am going to do this in more of a list style so that this review stays as coherent as possible!
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
Full review here: http://www.chocomeiske.com/2016/07/31...
Overall, VOD is a lyrical, character driven fantasy tale of a Kingdom at war, its rightful Queen displaced, and the efforts of these unlikely heroes to win it back and mend the wrongs against its people, populated with memorable, real characters all brought to life by the vivid and poetic descriptions employed creatively by its author, which is sure to capture the hearts and emot ...more
First off, I am so thankful to have met such an awesome person and talented writer. I got to the end and saw my name in the acknowledgement and thanks section. I began crying over it like a dork. This is the second book that I have been noted in in my life. It seriously inspires me to want to write and put my name on the cover of a book to call my own.
Ok, now on to the book. What can I say other than, I absolutely FREAKIN LOVED IT! The last couple chapters really took me by surprise. I f ...more
His newest novel Vault of Dreams is no different. It was within the very first 5 pages that I KNEW, this book was going to a favorite for 2016, if not my lifetime!
Vault of Dreams, which follows the lives of several ...more
The Vault of Dreams reads as vividly as the Lord of Rings books. I was hooked. The rightful q ...more
The story was told with a poetic description.
The characters were richly created, each different and special. Each had a point in the story.
The way each of their stories were tied together was really done beautifully. It was a joy to read and an exciting experience.
There are not enough standalone books in the fantasy world. And so it was refreshing to read a story from start to finish. At the same time. I really loved the characters and would have loved to read m ...more
Her heart caught in her throat and she nearly snorted.
"You see what you want to see."
Quill chuckled to himself. At the thorns in her voice.
"As do you, Thistle. Can you tell me what I can see any more than I can tell you want you see?"
"Then let me see what I want to see." He said, turning to face her, and she jabbed her midnight gaze at him before twisting her head to see the many sorrows sleeping bene ...more
That was an epic story!!! I have to admit that it took me some time to get through it, but it was worth it. It was amazing how you could explore each characters' journey so fully. I recommend it to everyone. **Full review to come**
This book is set in Northern Europ ...more
He has been writing since age 7 and playing guitar since age 13, publishing 7 novels across several genres and the instrumental hard rock album, Perpetual Winter, available on all digital platforms. He has also released an album with his melodic death metal band, Skölhammer, called Tiger's Tail, which is available both digitally and as ...more