Jason thought that it was the end of his life after being attacked and hunted by a band of ruthless thugs. Instead, he tapped into the source of creation and emerged from his Death Experience with magical powers.
Rescued by a mountain troll and a battle mage, ...more
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I wanted to like this book so much! I am a complete sucker for the Undiscovered Hero trope (aka "Yer a wizard, Harry!") and that's definitely in play here. The world it is set in is interesting, the characters engaging and funny, and the plot is a fun one. So why didn't it wow me?
The problem here is entirely in the writing. The author spends way, way too much time telling, not showing. As an example: early on, the main character is injured and must spe ...more
This is a new author for me and I loved this book. I read it in one setting and enjoyed it so much. My only gripe is the next book is not out yet. I hate waiting. I also returned it and then bought it. I am not giving up this book. It is mine!
I first picked this up under KU but after reading this story I had to purchase the book. If you’re looking for hot sex and a quick story you’ll be disappointed. If you’re looking for characters and a storyline that will keep you glued to a book you’re in the right place. Jason, the MC, is neither weak nor extraordinarily strong physically but he is a person who has learned to survive despite being tossed on his own at a young ...more
This book checked all my happy boxes. Urban fantasy? Check! Complex gay protagonist? Check! Smart, funny and creative plot with a new take on the genre? Check! Warm and fuzzy moments that just make you smile? Check!
I can't wait to find out what happens next in this series. I hope the author's creative juices are flowing freely, and we won't have to wait for long.
By the way, this story is by a new author and I hope he continues writing because I would love to see more of this world. Please, please, please don't take three years. I re ...more
So this book was so so good. I can’t wait to see how Jason grows over time. He’s got such an interesting perspective I really like it. I will say it’s a bit of a slow burn though, so there are parts which seem kind of slow. That being said the overall story and the characters all make up for any minor slow sections. I would really like to see this turned into an audiobook though. I think that would be amazing.
A hugely entertaining read! So good I read it in a day. With a remarkable different take on mage magic, it didn't just redefine urban fantasy, it blew it out into orbit.
I loved the snarky dialogue and the theme of found family (as opposed to your given family) and that life is what you make of it. Lemons/lemonade
Tremendous world building and character development, a must read for all scifi/fantasy lovers. Free on KU, take a chance, you won't be sorry!
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I'm always on a lookout for a gay fantasy/supernatural genre and was glad to find this.
There is no doubt as to who my favorite character of this book: Bermuda Moses of course! There are things that always catch my eye when I read a book. Very cute animals and children are my weaknesses, plus add a very exciting MC(s).
I do love our MC, Jason and the fact that he is gay was a big bonus! I love how the author centered on his character development as a pe ...more
I liked this much more than I expected to! The narrative voice put me off a little, but it hit its stride more after a few chapters (and the book is quite long, so that helped). I thought the world building was interesting--I've never read before about magic that works by the user imagining little cartoon characters who go off and do whatever he needs; it was really charming. The action is unrelenting (not my favorite ...more
No spoilers from me. This is a well written novel. It has a system of magic, there’s humor, there’s action. It satisfies me greatly to of read it in one day and know there’s more to follow.
I also am grateful for the ending of novel having a section dedicated to thanking readers, giving colored photos of authors pets, art and partner. Very nice personal touch. Makes you recognize an author is an actual person and relatable.
I recommend reading this if you’re into Urban ...more
I liked this book very much. It is a totally new take on the magical and supernatural world. Quite different than anything I have read before. There is drama and suspense and violence but also a lot of humor and fun. The characters are strong. It does have a bit of a cliff hanger at the end. Just makes you anxious for the next book in the series. I thought it was very creative and clever and would recommend it to any one not afraid to think outside the box.
Loved this book. Fresh new take on wielding magic, imagination and creativity in line with current popular culture. Really fun, I could really picture all the little ‘minions’. Toss in suspense, friends, magic, villains, personal growth and best of all CATS, and you got me hooked. Cannot wait for the next book
Really enjoy the mix of characters. The mc goes through a a great mix of action and self discovery. This hooked me quick and I didn't get bored. There was lots of funny mix with just enough sad and suspense. Really great read will be looking forward to the next book.
With so many books coming out about adapting to magic this or magic that it was a pleasure to see such an interesting a new take both on magic and the construction of the universe. I am eagerly awaiting the continuation of this adventure and I enjoy the very natural inclusivity of the characters
I am not normally one to leave a review on my impressions of the books I read. That being said this novel was amazing and truly left me begging to know what happens next.
The cast of characters are engaging and I for one am totally invested in their future adventures
This book gave me so much more than I could have anticipated. The magic usage is creative. The characters are distinct. It manages to be a beautiful wrapping of intensity and comedy that keeps the reader utterly engaged.
I started out slowly not being sure what I was getting into but after a chapter I was hooked and finished it in a day ( a day that ended at 3 in the morning!) Love big, strong men do John was my favorite character. Looking forward to following Jason on more magical adventures.
This took me by surprise. I was looking for light, and I got that, and so much more. I cannot wait for the next book. Jason is lovable, clueless, but so smart. The others in the House are just as wonderful. Magic, humor, battles and belly rubs!
New authors are tough...the time, the commitment. Hoping they don’t leave a cliff hanger! Well yes, the author did but what an interesting story. The good guys have hurts,enough to give them the excuse to be jerks. The fact they aren’t and the charm they are written with is refreshing. This isn’t your typical HEA romance, our guys have...layers. So I’ll keep a eye out for the sequel.
Purple farts? Mountain Troll, Mage and a Granny; what do they all in common? Magic, of course!
Love all the characters, the good and the bad ones. Fell in love with the imagery of the internal healing process.
Read the book, you'll know what I mean!!!!!
Thank you Michael for your encouragement to submit a review, and offering an example.
And thank you for your photoshop pics. They are stunning 😊
At 10 years old I learned everything I needed to know from Louis L'Amour and after rigorous practice in front of my bedroom mirror, I was ready to take on the bad guys. Later, I became a spy after reading some Tom Clancy - and infiltrated the kitchen and the living room and learned all the secrets available from living in a small trailer.
I finally found my true c ...more