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Book Review: Og-Grim-Dog The Three-Headed Ogre

Og-Grim-Dog: The Three-Headed Ogre by Jamie Edmundson

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Og-Grim-Dog! What a champ!

So, I’ve spent a few nights now at the Flayed Testicles, and I have to say – I found myself thoroughly entertained! This book was relatively short, but it’s full of adventure(ing), swearing, alcohol consumption, looting, and the splashing of holy water, so what could ever go wrong?

I loved the world-building, and how Og-Grim-Dog begins by telling his story from somewhere in the middle, yet somehow still from the beginning. I liked the twist this provided, as well as the varied cast of characters. I especially loved the star of the show, Og-Grim-Dog, and “their” conversations. The way ogres work – the different personalities of the heads, and how they bicker – is incredibly entertaining.

This book gives off such a classic DnD feel, bringing back memories from playing the tabletop version of this game “back in the day”. I would most definitely recommend it to anyone with a fancy for litRPG!

Looking for ARC readers!

🖋️ I have finally finished editing the third book of The Prime Series, The Resurgence of Light!! 🖋️

📚 I am therefore looking for any potential ARC readers, either those who have previously read the first two books of the series, or those who are willing to give the series a try! I will of course provide copies of the books for free 😁🙏

📚 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭: In a sweeping war between humanity and demons, a Priestess of the Light is forced to choose between heart and duty. ⠀

Fate, prophecies and an impossible love will blur the very line between good and evil.

📚 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: The Resurgence of Light, The Prime Series (Book #3)

📚 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: High/epic fantasy, Medieval fantasy, Dark fantasy, Fantasy Romance

📚 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 (for the series): Bloody and violent scenes, torture, consequences of prolonged sexual abuse, emotional scars and suffering. It also includes some steamy scenes and mature language.

📚 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐛: The blurb for The Resurgence of Light contains spoilers, so please check it out on Goodreads using the following link: https://buff.ly/2AweTqd

📚 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠? 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲! I would love the reviews to be posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or BookBub. Contact me by commenting below, or message me through DM and we will take it from there!

𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: https://buff.ly/3gtLU5M

Righteous Dawn update!

📚 Since I’ve gone through my already published books, I did a quick addition to my short story prequel, Righteous Dawn, as well: an excerpt from the first book of The Prime Series – The Power of Conviction 😁🙏

📚 For anyone interested in reading the prequel, it is currently offered for FREE if you sign up to my newsletter! You can find it here: https://buff.ly/2YNFgS3

📚 Happy reading!! ❤️

Book review: Underbelly

Underbelly by Karen Crawford

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

Considering my almost disconcerting fascination with crime and murders, it’s surprising how little I read from the same genre of books. So when I won this little bad boy in a giveaway, I decided to dive right in!

And no regrets here, people!! Damn! Enter Taryn Winter, a retired homicide detective. She is pulled back into the world of murders when a serial killer is discovered to have been killing prostitutes at a local hotel. Taryn’s old colleague and friend Daniel invites her to join the investigation, seeing as she has previously worked with many of the local prostitutes, and having been a protector of sorts for them.

Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Taryn finds herself not liking the development of their investigation, and a vedge forms between her and Daniel.

With constant twists and turns, this book was a hell of a ride! Classic “I know who it is” that turns into “what!?” Brilliant!!

With strong, believable characters, well-described surroundings, and an exciting plot, this book made for an entertaining read! I honestly finished it as quickly as I could. It draws you in, and you just need to know how it ends… And maybe even forces you to jump onto the next instalment of the series!! Luckily, it’s also on my TBR 😀

Book review: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels by J. C. Seal

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

Packed with lore, mythology, demons, angels, and a burning love – this book will keep you entertained from the first page to the very last!

Set in modern times, Bela – a half-demon – works tirelessly to save and gather others like him, bringing them to a safe haven he calls The Farm. Unconditional in his love and faith in others, he befriends a human, and suddenly his own past begins to unravel, and things come to light that he had never expected.

Also telling a sizzling love story, this book never lets up! It will keep throwing new twists and turns at you, and you are just forced to keep reading into the wee hours of the night! I definitely recommend it!

Book review: The Curse of Chalion

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

This novel may be a low-key, thoughtful, soul-reaching read, but my goodness, I couldn’t expect it to be so wholly engaging in the subtle – yet beautiful – way it was penned! I am glad I read this!

Fantastic characters, not only Cazaril, a man who has suffered much and only wish for a new life for himself; but also the others, not in the least the spirited Iselle and her entourage! They are all believable and engaging, and you find yourself swallowed up by their world and just praying everything will be alright at the end!
Oh, and I love the theological aspect of this book: The Gods and the religion, the devouts/saints, and the fact you get to see their miracles (and more…) through prayer!

All in all, it is a pleasant read that works as a stand-alone, despite it being part of a series. I truly recommend it!!
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