Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Blog Tour / Book Musings - The Realms of Edenocht by D S Johnson


Welcome to the blog tour of Realms of Edenocht by D S Johnson. I am your host today and I will be reviewing the book today.



Blurb :

Shazmpt has been prepared his whole life to complete the prophecy; however until recently, he was unaware of his true identity as a powerful war wizard.
Hidden on an island in a time realm not his own, he must now search for ancient relics in order to stop the growing evil in the world. All he wanted was to hunt in his beloved forest, but is thrown into a world of sea serpents, dungeons, enchanted castles, miniature men, and air buffs.
Driven by duty and hindered by self-doubt, he is sent on a quest to unite the magical realms once more. He must learn to harness his good and evil powers, but will he survive the shadow…?

Purchase Links
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I0J0T62

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/realms-of-edenocht-ds-johnson/1124089808?ean=9781535107464

My Musings :

I had this one on my Amazon wishlist for a while. So I grabbed the chance to review it when it came my way. The book cover is perfect for the fantasy niche and appropriate to the story. 

The starting of the book made me doubt whether it was a fantasy story. It felt like a Sci-fi one but then when the first chapter started, all my doubts were cleared away. There was a bit of a disjoint between the prologue and the first chapter. Usually the beginning is not that disjointed.

For a fantasy tale, this was a medium sized book and it was a very fast paced read in addition to it. So it literally took only half a day to finish the story. And it kept me wanting to continue. It was  fun and addictive. There wasn't any time to have my mind wandering. From the get go, there was lots of things happening at once. It was a full ride just reading how Shaz goes from a lad to a wizard. 

The writing style was simple and the narration was easy to follow. The imagery had me immersed in the realm introduced by the author. The characters were rich and well portrayed. Shaz goes through an eventful journey to get to where he is needed. The smooth flow of the tale kept me stable even through the surprising twists and turns taken in the story. 

I can say that the author has done a commendable job of writing a fantastic setting and a adventure rich story for fantasy lovers.

I received a copy for reviewing purposes.

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 3.5/5

Meet the Author :

A little about me, first I want to tell you a story, about a young girl who thought she was dumb. Yes, in the first, second, and third grades this little girl, was in the ‘Resource’ program or ‘Chapter 8’ as I have also heard it called. Even though she was then put in the regular class, she knew all too well by then she was not a smart child. All the way through high school this girl struggled. She graduated with a glorious 2.9. Yes, it was heart breaking for those little numbers to reflect the great struggle and all the efforts she had put forth.

She went on to start beauty school, figuring she wasn’t college material. Suddenly, she learned that she wasn’t dumb after all. She was what is called a kinesthetic learner or ‘hands on’ learner. She LOVED it. She went on to do very well, for many years. Until, life got complicated. She had five children, a husband, and a disabled mother who now required constant care. While contemplating how to earn a little bit of extra income, now that doing hair wasn’t an option, a thought came to her, ‘Write a book’ it said.
She replied by looking around and with her finger pointing at herself, she said, “Who me? I graduated high school with a 2.9 remember?”
The little thought came again, “Yes, you. Write a book.”
It so happened, that she had been telling her children nighttime stories for some time, so she did. It took five years to learn from the internet, a few writing classes, some great blogs, a lot of practice, one very good editor and the awesome support of her family. But she did it, and now I bring The Realms of Edenocht Series to you! Yes, that little girl was me, but no longer.

Contact Information
Website: www.dsjohnsonbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanne.johnson.12532

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/44211843-d-s-johnson

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