• the lost war, justin lee anderson,book review

    The Lost War

    Hi again, from a cold and blustery England. Apologies for being gone a while: I recently moved home and haven’t had the internet for a few weeks. Today, I’m excited to finally be reviewing The Lost War, by Justin Lee Anderson. Summary The Lost War, by Justin Lee Anderson is set in the fantasy land of Eidyn. A great war has been fought against an evil Draoid (magic wielder), and the people of Eidyn are still recovering, while demons stalk the land. It is up to…

  • Echo, Jordan Leach,book review

    Echo (What Do You Regret?)

    Happy Wednesday, I hope you’re well. Today, I’m going to be reviewing Echo, a science fiction novel, by Jordan Leach. Summary of Story Echo Fray used to do the bare minimum in life, considering himself a failure in all things, until he met Natasha Vixen, a brilliant and yet unstable time-traveller. The chance of a lifetime transforms Echo from a failure, into a man with a mission-  live the life he truly wants, with no regrets. The story is told in a non-linear, yet meaningful…

  • Angel of Meridian

    Angel of Meridian

    Hi guys, I hope you’re all well. Today, I’m reviewing The Angel of Meridian, by author Justin Hyde. Story Set in November, 2019 (Between Switzerland, Italy, and Hawaii), The Angel of Meridian follows Professor Cameron Skull of the Alpha Meridian College as he steps into a nightmare of a mission. While scouting the Swiss Alps, he stumbles upon a horrific secret that his colleagues will find hard to believe. The story mainly follows Cameron Skull as he digs deeper into the mystery of an ancient…

  • daed remnants, armarna forbes, book review,urban fantasy

    Dead Remnants

    Dead Remnants, by Armarna Forbes is a YA Urban Fantasy tale that follows young Ashen on a journey into the afterlife. As a young child, Ashen was visited by a terrifying supernatural presence, but it wasn’t a one-time occurrence. When Ashen’s life ends unexpectedly she finds herself in the midst of a war between beings of the afterlife, but she’s being forced to pick sides. Which side will she choose? Story The story is told through multiple points of view, each explaining the character’s life…

  • abduction chronicles, thomas l hay

    The Abduction Chronicles

    The Abduction Chronicles is an abridged version of two respective books: An Abduction Revelation and it’s sequel. The year is 1960 and seventeen year old Tommy has destroyed his new car. The problem? He can’t remember what happened: all he recalls are three strange lights in the night sky, and nothing else. Fast forward to the modern day and Tommy is about to experience far more than he ever imagined. Story As Tommy grows up, his life becomes increasingly complicated. He serves in the navy…

  • the god queen, m l tishner, book review,fantasy,sci fi

    The God Queen (Rebirth: Book One)

    Summary The Velocio, a series of God-like humanoids are soon expected to return to the people, to give them hope that the Federation can overcome the corrupt Dominion. Story Young Rei has worked in a tavern all her young life and is eager for adventure. When she has a chance to join the federation, she grabs it, determined to do good. However, her life is not as simple as she believed: secrets have been hidden from her, important ones that will upend everything she’s ever…

  • shadows of atlantis,mara powers

    Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

    Good afternoon, how are you today? It’s yet another drizzly Tuesday here in England and today, I’m sharing a review for one of my old favourites, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers. Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is a fictional novel that explores the culture and downfall of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Mara Powers has studied this legendary place for over thirty years and has created a compelling story of humanity’s inner spirit, our relationship with nature, and the greed/deceptive employed by those…

  • post plague kidnapping, v b law

    Post Plague Kidnapping

    Good evening from a drizzly England. I hope you’re well today. Today, I‘m reviewing  Post Plague Kidnapping, by author V. B. Law. Summary Post Plague Kidnapping is set in the late 2030s in the Southern US. Leah (our leading female) lives alone, fending for herself on a daily basis. She prefers it that way: when you’re alone, no-one can hurt you. No-one can leave. However, Leah isn’t the only person to survive a world-wide viral infection. Other groups have been observing her town for some…

  • The Pariah Child, Serafina's Return, Lyrica, Fantasy, Natasha D Lane

    The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return

    Good evening from a stormy Eastern England. How are you today? Today, I’m reviewing The Pariah Child, Serafina’s Return by Fantasy author, Natasha D Lane. Story   The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return, by Natasha D Lane is a fantasy sequel, following young Serafina as she returns to her beloved alternate world, Lyrica. It’s been two years (Earth time) since Sera last entered Lyrica and now, sixteen years later in Lyrican-time, the world of Lyrica is at war. While on Earth, Sera has her own troubles,…

  • strange secrets, book review, fantasy

    Strange Secrets

    Good afternoon and welcome to Bookish Beyond. I’m Dax and today, I’ll be reviewing Strange Secrets, by Mike Russell.   Strange Secrets is a unique collection of unusual short stories that discuss topics such as; The nature of reality The afterlife Our individual perceptions of our world.My favourite stories were Missing Persons, Reality, and The Forest. Each explored its theme well and had me thinking deeply about it for days after. Writing Style Russell’s writing style uses simple combinations of words, painting a clear picture…