THE KING’S TRIAL by M. L. Farb

  Five Stars   Yosyph is a developmentally disabled, mixed-race man who is mute--in public--in this high fantasy abounding in metaphors about following God's guidance instead of one's own understanding. In private, Yosyph works with his...

CIRCUS PHANTASM by Naomi P. Cohen

Five Stars    "Welcome, welcome, welcome. Welcome to the Circus Phantasm.   College freshman Emma has a problem. She can hear people's thoughts and what she hears she wishes she couldn't. She especially doesn't like to hear...

Prelude and Abduction: in A Minor (Keith Robinson)

 3 1/2 Stars Khalen the Mih'schen is adrift. Since the death of his mentor, he's been journeying with two Solemsiel Master Arrangers, trying to save a religious relic. His mentor rescued him and taught him...

THE KING’S SWORD by C. J. Brightley

Five Stars  An ex-soldier, Kemen Sendoa, is not so much retired as left for dead after his squad was ambushed by a barbaric people north of the kingdom of Erdemen. He is wandering through...

The Chase (Bradley Caffee)

4 Stars  Perform, or wake up in a new body.   Earth's one world government has had a hard time making all of its people agree on laws. Only one law a year can be changed, and...

The Crescent Stone (Matt Mikalatos)

Five Stars   This was one of the most interesting YA fantasies I've ever read! Matt Mikalatos has combined the tropes of high fantasy with present-day life of teenagers in real trouble. Madeline is dying of...

Tinker (Jill and Luke Williamson)

4 Stars  Cale "Tinker" Vardi wishes he could go to school, but on his planet, school costs money. He used to go to school, but that is before his parents died and his uncle took...

An Unexpected Adventure (Myth Coast Adventures Book One) (Kandi J Wyatt)

Three stars    An Unexpected Adventure by Kandi J Wyatt starts the way many movies and books for middle grade children start: a group of friends find something totally unexpected that they must...

The Deepest Cut (Driven to the Hilt, Book 1) (D.G. Lamb)

4 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐ He is utterly alone. His father is dead, branded a traitor. His mother too is taken, slain by a creature no one has seen in years....

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