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Brooks’ old magic is strong as ever

The Measure of Magic by Terry Brooks  average rating 4.1 stars on Amazon and 3.93 on Goodreads 

11389978Items of note – Master fantasy author Terry Brooks adds another significant piece to the foundation and backdrop of his epicShannara tales, with what appears to be a two-book effort titled Legends of Shannara.  Typical Brooks style and detail permeate from the pages as his small band of underdogs takes on the Demon known as the Ragpicker.  Personally, I wasn’t happy about him throwing a demon in the mix because the previous series was all about wiping them out.  Oh, and the trolls – you’ll witness the first big clash in centuries with trolls trying to dominate humans and elves alike.   Read the rest of this entry »

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To review or not review

I’m still a rookie book reviewer in so many ways but one of the lessons I’ve learned is to be selective because you owe it to yourself and the author.

I have to say up front that I subscribe to an approach where if the material doesn’t reach a certain plateau, call it three stars, I won’t write about it.  While negative reviews may be entertaining to some, I feel most readers are looking for good reads from the outset, so that’s where I put my time and energy.  I’m also not one to diminish people who’ve made the kind of investment a writer makes throughout the process of creating a story.  It serves no purpose for me and is probably why I love working with the team at Kindle Book Review. Read the rest of this entry »

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