Tuesday, November 29, 2016

*Review & Giveaway of Epic Fantasy*
"Soul Blade" by Aaron Hodges!

Hiya guys! Happy Tuesday!

DRR has a great book to share with you today - the third in a trilogy I've been reading. I've reviewed both the first book (Stormwielder) and the second book (Firestorm), and was excited to finish this adventure up.

Check out my review, sample an excerpt, and enter an awesome giveaway below!

The Sword of Light Trilogy, #3

 Soul Blade
~Released: November 28th, 2016

~Release Week Price: $0.99

~Length: 300 pages

~Genres: Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery

The Three Nations are crumbling.
Darkness is gathering.
And only Eric remains to stand against it.

Eric stumbles through the wilderness, searching, hunting – desperate for sign of his sister. But the girl is gone, stolen away by the power of the Soul Blade. With each passing hour its hold on her tightens, her spirit fading before the onslaught of its magic. If he cannot save her soon, it will claim her soul. And he will have to kill her.

Meanwhile, Gabriel is locked in the cells beneath Ardath. The darkness presses in around him, absolute, suffocating. Time, hope, sanity, all have long since slipped beneath the waves of his despair. Only it remains – the unrelenting voice of the demon. It haunts the darkness, tempting him with promises of freedom.

How long can he resist its call?

 About the Author

 Aaron Hodges
Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand. He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to quit his job and see the world. During his travels he picked up an old draft of a novel he once wrote in High School – titled The Sword of Light – and began to rewrite the story. This book, Soul Blade, marks the final conclusion of that epic tale.

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Read an exclusive Excerpt of Soul Blade HERE!

 My Review

 4 Roses

Excellent wrap-up.

This is by far my favorite novel in it's trilogy, and I'm glad I've ready the entire series.

The characters all grew - exploded, even - from where they started in the first book. The action, mystery and danger had me wrapped in suspense, not willing to put the book down until I'd reached the end. Even then, I was still wanting to read more, wishing the story could continue.

The writing is wonderful, pulling you in to the story. I felt as though I was there with Eric, and found it difficult to pull my mind back to reality. This is a story I've enjoyed enough, to where I wish I would have enjoyed the first book even more. Had I known what all was coming, I certainly would have.

I can't say too much, without revealing spoilers, which is the biggest challenge when reviewing the end of a trilogy. Overall, I would say, this is a great adventure to get lost in, and these characters will stay with you. It is a rich story, and gets better with each book. I would recommend this series, and plan to enjoy it several more times in the future.

*I received a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.


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