Reviews

Magical Missions - The New Chosen Ones

Jaime Enrique Gutierrez Perez (Xlibris)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Jaime Enrique Gutierrez Perez tells a riveting fantasy tale of magic, destiny, and courage in Magical Missions - The New Chosen Ones. Set in the mystical realm of Multiria, the narrative follows the journey of Tina of Sirigia, a young warrior princess tasked with defeating the evil entity Rogius and his dark forces. Accompanied by her childhood friend Cezanne of Terrania and the disgraced noble Rodion Dragao, Tina embarks on a dangerous quest to gather allies and fulfill her destiny as one of the New Chosen Ones. In a land infested by dead...

Morbid Thoughts and The Domino Effect

Perry Muse (Gatekeeper Press)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

Morbid Thoughts and The Domino Effect by Perry Muse offers a raw and heartfelt account of the author's journey through life's trials, from harrowing accidents to a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Muse's narrative weaves together moments of humor, resilience, and introspection, creating a compelling reading experience for readers. Muse's candid exploration of his battles against physical and mental adversaries is at the heart of the book. From surviving catastrophic accidents to confronting the shadowy specters of morbid thoughts, he opens his so...

Gillespie Field Groove

Corey Lynn Fayman (Konstellation Press)

| Reviewed by Eugene Lasha

Gillespie Field Groove by Corey Lynn Fayman is a captivating mystery that combines elements of urban change, racial dynamics, and the enduring allure of music. Against a rapidly transforming cityscape, private detective Rolly Waters investigates a case involving a mysterious guitar linked to Jimi Hendrix and the enigmatic past of Lucinda Rhodes's deceased father. Lucinda hires Rolly to track down a Stratocaster guitar that her deceased father owned, and as he follows the trail, he becomes embroiled in a world of mystery. Gillespie Fie...

HERE BE EVIL

Michael John Woodhams (Independently Published)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Here Be Evil by Michael Woodhams is a gripping blend of crime thriller and speculative fiction that plunges readers into a world of mystery, intrigue, and otherworldly danger. Set against the backdrop of London's iconic landmarks and the rugged landscapes of Wales, the novel follows protagonist Paul Trigger, head of the Ministry of Defence's Section 'S,' as he investigates a series of brutal murders with DNA evidence suggesting a perpetrator beyond the human world. The narrative opens with intriguing details, gradually escalating in tensio...

The Balanced Business: Building Organizational Trust and Accountability through Smooth Workflows

Andrew Temte (Amplify Publishing Group)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Balanced Business by Andrew Temte is a comprehensive guide for leaders seeking to navigate the intricate balancing act between trust and accountability within their organizations. Following his previous work, Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire, Temte goes deeper into the practical implementation of these principles, offering a roadmap for creating a management operating system (MOS) that fosters clarity, alignment, and sustainable growth. Temte begins by debunking the myth of a “silver bullet” for management success, emp...

Wolves and Empires

Daniel McKenzie (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Wolves and Empires by Daniel McKenzie is a spellbinding tale of adventure, betrayal, and high-seas drama set against the backdrop of 17th-century Europe. Captain Lucien Dumaine and his crew aboard the Vengeance are thrust into a world of political intrigue and danger as they embark on a mission to deliver secret communiqués and treasure to Cardinal Richelieu in Paris. What starts as a straightforward assignment quickly spirals into a thrilling saga of piracy, battles, and unexpected alliances. McKenzie expertly weaves historical events and...

Doctor Fearless

Lili Anne Dean (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Doctor Fearless by Lili Anne Dean offers a mesmerizing journey into the captivating world of Dr. Victor Sterling, a man seemingly perfect but utterly broken within. With his silver-gray hair and irresistible charisma, Dr. Fearless captivates people, exuding confidence and professionalism as a renowned surgeon. Yet, beneath this façade lies a true narcissist skilled in the art of seduction, weaving a spell that convinces anyone of the unparalleled beauty in his eyes. Meet three empathetic women trapped by the enigma of Dr. Fearless: Susan,...

Shadows of Askargaard

Kevin Nichols (Independent)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

In Shadows of Askargaard: The Last Falcon, Kevin Nichols crafts an enthralling tale of courage and redemption while exploring the conflict between light and darkness. Set in the aftermath of a decisive victory, the story plunges readers back into a world where shadows lurk and heroes are forged in the crucible of adversity. At the heart of the narrative is Cartyr “Pug,” Bastille, a young squire burdened by past failures and haunted by the weight of newfound responsibilities. Pug's journey becomes a quest for identity and purpose when fate...

Send Down the Master in Person: Reflections on Adolf Eichmann

A. Keith Carreiro (Copper Beech Press)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

Send Down the Master in Person: Reflections on Adolf Eichmann by A. Keith Carreiro is a trailblazing tribute to the generation that fought against the atrocities of Nazi Germany. Carreiro's work is an annotated narrative that examines the depths of Adolf Eichmann's role in orchestrating the Holocaust while also paying homage to those who fought against such unspeakable evil. Written from the perspective of a fictitious Mossad agent involved in Eichmann's capture, the work paints a vivid portrait of the horrors unleashed by the Nazis and th...

The Bundu Bunch get to Write their Names

Allan Low (Bundu Bunch Publishing)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

The Bundu Bunch Get to Write Their Names by Allan Low is a captivating children's book that follows the journey of four orphans – Sipho, Jabu, Monica, and Jacob – as they navigate life on the outskirts of a valley in Africa. Despite facing challenges such as collecting water for their community and enduring taunts for their inability to write, the quartet finds solace and unity in their newfound friendship and collective identity as the Bundu Bunch. Low's book brilliantly portrays the characters' struggles, vividly depicting their daily li...