Catrin Russell

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Book Review: Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth

Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth by Christopher Russell

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Considering my love for both fantasy and steampunk, I picked this bad boy up with the hopes of having my need for those genres satisfied, and in no way was I disappointed!

Christopher Russell has created an incredibly ambitious and well-written debut with his Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth. He tells a story packed with intricate and immensely detailed world-building, technology, magic systems, religion – you name it – and, as a reader, you are left in absolute awe! You just ache to explore this expansive universe (I’d take a ride on one of those airships, thank you)! And extra props for the German references with the Sarconians = LOVE!

Yes, the prologue is long, but it offers a solid foundation on which the rest of the story is built. And this continues with segments told from the antagonist’s POV, giving an insightful yet disturbingly ominous feeling just before you are introduced to a whole cast of young, inexperienced protagonists. Boy, have they got a mountain to climb!

Being very different from each other – Matteo, Vallen, Velle, Leon, Lilith, Sylette, Unter, and Renar – they all compliment each other beautifully, albeit not always in the most loving way. I expect this will play a large part in their individual character arcs as they go forward, where – admittedly – some of those named will need a tad more redemption than the rest. However, they all face their own struggles, and I look forward to following their progress as the story continues.

This book paves the way for a magnificent story, and I cannot stress enough how impressed I am by Russell’s efforts. He has truly set the bar high, and if this is how the series begins, then I can only imagine how marvellous it will be by the end!

Book 4 in the works :)

🖋️ Not about to hang around! 🖋️

🖋️ After a pretty long break away from writing new material for The Prime Series (while editing and playing about with other WIPs), work has now resumed on the fourth instalment of the series 😁🙏

🖋️ As always, the characters are in for a hell of a ride 🤣 I am so mean 🙈

Book Review: Angels Descendants

Angels Descendants by J. C. Seal

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This second book of J. C. Seal’s Angels and Demons series is a semi-standalone, focusing on a different main character to that of the first book. You follow Jason (or Iason, as he is actually called) and how he goes from a seemingly normal life, to one of mystery, mythology, and gods, in but the blink of an eye. A car crash sends his world into a spin, and he soon has to fight not only against (and with) his own newfound powers, but also that of enemy forces – even the powers of Lucifer himself. And that’s pretty badass!

Angels Descendants is an excellent follow up to the first book of the series, and it even supersedes it with its fantastic story and additional lore packed within the pages. I absolutely adore all the different abilities and powers that the angels (and their descendants) hold. They are described in a most intriguing way and they all come to fit perfectly into the plot and the developing storyline.

Another solid 5 stars for this author. This is an awesome page-turning, fast-paced read. I will definitely be picking up the third book of the series!

I was featured on KC Reads!

📚 I was recently featured by Karen Crawford and her book club KC Reads!

📚 The lovely members had all read my debut, The Power of Conviction 😁🙏 We had an amazing hour-long talk with plenty of laughs to go around 😍

📚 It was so much fun! Thank you again for having me ❤️

📚 Check out her website and book club blog here: http://www.karencrawfordmysteries.com/kc-reads/meet-catrin-russell-at-10am-mst-on-sunday-june-28th

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!! ❤️

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