Our Write Side November 2016

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On the following pages, you'll find six books in various genres available for review in the month of November. If you're interested in any of these titles, please contact us by November 15th with the book's title and your preferred format. Reviews are due at the end of the month (ideally, but this is flexible).

 

- Our Write Side Review Team

Kat Avila - kjavila@ourwriteside.com

 

David Wiley - david.wiley0@gmail.com

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: PDF, ePub

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Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail.

Caught in the middle of a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths, Suzie must uncover the reason she’s been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.

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The Mages came from Atharron. Immortal, kingly beings, they rule over Theldiniya and guide us towards peace and salvation. But what about before these godly men arrived on Theldinese soil? What drove them away from their homeland? From the land of of Atharron, where Giants roam and Magic is forbidden, we explore their stories...

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: upon request

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The Queen's Alchemist by Poppy Reid

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Blade of the Destroyer

by Andy Peloquin

Genre: Dark Fantasy 
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The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: 

Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal. 

Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death. When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?

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The Things of Man by Vince Wheeler

Brad Manford, a successful attorney and loving husband and father, has a dire secret: He used to be someone else. And his memories of that former life? Gone. Replaced, inexplicably, by false recollections from a life he never lived.

Who, really, is Brad Manford? And what was he doing during those forgotten years? In his debut novel, Vince Wheeler spins a story of surreal self-discovery, leading, ultimately, to an unimaginable truth.

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Available Formats: Print, ePub, PDF

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Five Friends... Three Races... One Enemy...

A group of elves who originally set out to gather information on the humans, end up on a mission against time to save the human race and put a stop to their Shadow Masters. Where will this adventure take the young elves and what will they uncover on their travels? 

Throughout history, crystals scattered across Tridea have been used to aid in the use of good and evil. When the crystals turn dark, an evil force of shadow soldiers and humans set out across Tridea. Meanwhile, a small group of travellers set out on a reconnaissance mission to find the humans, but when they find an unexpected prisoner and a secret about themselves, a power is awakened deep inside. Learning who they truly are is easy, but knowing what the darkness holds for them is another thing.

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: .mobi, Print, ePub, PDF

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Tridea's Children by Kevin Peake

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Thirty years ago a spell was cast that exploded the magic in those who wielded the power and millions were consumed by fire. Countries and Governments that had grown dependent on wizards for the new arms race were left floundering and confused. Tensions rose and bled into World War III, and the world was broken by the global bombardment. Magic was thought lost forever.

Reese, a young girl of only fifteen, knows the stories and the lore. She has grown comfortable with life in the miles of caverns that make up Mammoth Cave. When Tereo, a wise traveler, arrives to weave a tale of history and fact, the pulse inside her screams out that she is meant for more. Tereo knows that Reese is the only one that can help him perform an unimaginable task. Together, along with her cousin Erik and her friend, Emily, the ragtag team set off to move the Center of Magic – and stop the gathering evil from destroying the final spark.

Dangers, both magical and mundane assault them from all sides. New faces and allies find them while betrayal lurks close. It is a journey of fantastical determination, one that sweeps this group into heights none could dream of before and into the very depths of despair.

Pulling from our own past and myths, this is an alternative history that combines lore, legend, current fiction and popular mythos to create a tale unlike any you’ve read before.

Center of Magic by

J.S. Fields

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Genre: Fiction

Available Formats: .mobi, Print

Contact: David Wiley