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7/22/14

THE SEVEN KINGDOMS by Harry G. Sherwin


 "THE MOST DANGEROUS SHADOWS CANNOT BE SEEN IN THE NIGHT."
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 THE SEVEN KINGDOMS
The First Crown
Book Two
by
Henry G. Sherwin
The First Crown (The Seven Kingdoms, #2)
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 AUTHOR
Harry G. SherwinMy name is Harry Sherwin - welcome to my website. I was born in Southampton, England in 1994. I currently live near Romsey where I am just finishing my last year of college.
When I was growing up I had always thought that I wanted to work in medicine like my dad and my brothers but in 2012, when the stress of exams was finally over, I realised that I had made a mistake.

It all began on a beach in Florida. I had finished my book, watched my newest film and I was bored. With nothing else to do, I picked up a pencil and began to write. It was the best thing I have ever done. I spent the rest of the Summer working on my novel, and I knew that I found the career that I wanted to pursue.

When we came back to England, I went straight to AuthorHouse to begin the long but fulfilling road of self-publishing and within a year I had my first novel published, despite having to contend with exams at the same time I might add!

I have loved every minute of my career and currently I am working on the second novel in the Seven Kingdoms series. I hope you enjoy my work and feel free to drop me a line at any time.
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 SUMMARY
 (from Goodreads)
A new Emperor sits on the throne of Justava, one who many now suspect has lead the Necromancers from the very beginning. The Masked Man is cunning and ruthless, and it will take more than a single victory for the Resistance to overthrow his tyrannical rule. In an attempt to expand his army, Brenik divides his forces, sending Nalia and Yukov to the desert lands of Al Quidin whilst he and Ornith venture into the very heart of Resgard in search of a weapon that could change the fortunes of the war. In the midst of all the fighting arrives Torrin Welfast, an explorer from a distant country. Venturing into a land at war, Torrin comes across an old man who claims to be hiding a power that dates back to the very founding of Justava and that endangers the country far more than the civil war that rages over the land. Tasked with destroying this artifact, Torrin embarks on a quest that sees him battling the Emperor and his dark past, confronting his innermost fears and desires, and that will ultimately decide the fate of Justava and the world around her.
ebook Published June 6th 2014 by Authorhouse
ISBN 1496981960 
 (ISBN13: 9781496981967)
edition language English
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 REVIEW
  The throne of Justava has a new emperor.  The masked man is more sly and scheming than his predecessor. The masked man is seeking a stone which is very dangerous and is kept hidden.  The stone was given to Torrin from an old man.  Torrin is an explorer from a far away land. The masked man will do anything to gain possession of the stone.  While this is going on, more forces are needed by the resistance to fight against the emperor's tyranny. 
THE FIRST CROWN is a very good book.  The stories go through many twists and turns with so much action and drama.  I believe if you liked books like the Lord of the Rings, you will like this book. I would suggest that you read the first book, The Darkening Lands and follow through to book two.  The characters were written with many different personalities and mood changes. One character had a hard childhood and appears that she has gotten over it.  But has she?  It just didn't seem right to me. 

I was given a complimentary copy of THE SEVEN KINGDOMS from the author, Harry G. Sherwin for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.
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LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com
bemiown@yahoo.com

 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1003606755
http://www.amazon.com/review/R33F9GX48L1TYJ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1496981952

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THE MOUNTAIN PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE by Marshall Chamberlain

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The Mountain Place of Knowledge
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THE MOUNTAIN PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE
Ancestor Series 
of
Adventure-Thrillers
Book One
 by
Marshall Chamberlain





AUTHOR
MARSHALL CHAMBERLAIN
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Marshall ChamberlainMarshall Chamberlain authors the Ancestor Series and other books in the adventure and mystery-thriller genres. Before taking up the pen, he received graduate degrees from Michigan State University and The American Graduate School of International Management, served as an officer in the USMC, and spent many years in investment banking and finance. He lives on Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, in an apartment near the water he calls the “Writing Rock.” 

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BY
MARSHALL CHAMBERLAIN
A Mayan Vision Quest
The Gruesome Foursome
The Ice Cap and the Rift
  The Owl
 Creative self-publishing in the
World Marketplace

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(from Goodreads)
A PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE INSIDE A BELIZEAN MOUNTAIN A SENTINEL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE A SCEPTER INSTRUMENT THAT HEALS AND DESTROYS A JEWELED BALL OF BLUE DEATH A RACE TO PRESERVE ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY
The burial chamber of a Mayan sorceress is uncovered atop a sacrificial pyramid at Caracol ruins in western Belize. Translation of ancient metallic scrolls and a 1100 year old diary reveal a secret entrance to the interior. Trinium, the Place of Knowledge, was created by an advanced civilization.

When a flash of blue light kills their official, the UN assigns their scientists from Africa, John Henry Morgan and Mary Ellen Rollins, to investigate. They find a powerful scepter and learn the cause of the official's death.

Protection of the mountain’s secrets requires cooperation from Belize, the United Nations, NATO and the United States. But leaks of the find cause one nation to deem the mountain a threat to world order. To neutralize the danger will bring great risks.
Paperback, Revised 2nd Edition, 460 pages
Published December 15th 2013 by The Grace Publishing Group (first published June 1st 2007)
ISBN 0974098264
 (ISBN13: 9780974098265)
edition language English

REVIEW
Butterfly Scroll Clip ArtTwo scientists, Calvin Stanvich and Donald Courtney along with a young boy are exploring a Mayan ruin.   What led to this exploration was an ancient diary that Calvin had been translating.  Calvin didn't share it all, he kept some of it to himself, a secret. Then a tragedy took place.  Donald and the young boy die due to the triggering of a strange blue light. The things that Calvin had withheld that he found out in the diary were things he had other plans for. The problem with his plans is there is too much attention after the death of Donald. Now ISUP sends John Henry in to find out what really happened. There is reason to believe that Calvin is hiding somethings because his story doesn't jive. The translation of the diary and Donald's death don't match up.  There's missing pieces to the puzzle.  Anyway, John Henry and his assistant Mary Ellen fly to Belize and find an odd entrance to a hill. I as a reader wonder if I would just enter or do a little investigating before going any further.  In this hill all electronics are killed.  There are special rooms for teaching.  This was told of in the diary. It seems like everything that happens in the hill, happens in twos.
Since Calvin was having difficulty translating some of the scrolls, he decides to get help from the Chinese. But the Chinese have other plans.  They want to gain control of the hill and all the knowledge held within. They are wanting to create weapons with the knowledge.  Now it's up to John Henry and Mary Ellen to find out what exactly killed Donald.  They also have to keep the Chinese from making weapons.
The story reminded me of INDIAN JONES, and I simply loved it. A mix of reality and sci fi.  So much adventure trying to discover the ancient, mysterious artifacts and then trying to keep them out of the hands of the enemies.
I felt that the author left the information about the hill at a minimum so that perhaps it could be brought up again in a Book Two. I believe for a book to be truly engaging, some information must be left out for the making of a sequel.  If not, it makes it hard to bring in another storyline that connects with the first.I think that this book was just a teaser.  A teaser to make the reader want more.  And that it does. As I'm writing this I see where the next book,  The Ice Cap and The Rift is ready to buy. I'm ready to read the second book.  I hope some of the questions are answered and the  scenes and characters are further described.
 
I received a complimentary copy of THE MOUNTAIN PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE from the author, Marshall Chamberlain.
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http://bemiown.blogspot.com
bemiown@yahoo.com
author@gracepublishing.org.
 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1003553095
http://www.amazon.com/review/R39Z8ESPI3CVQC/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1493554352

7/21/14

SENIOR YEAR BITES by J.A. Campbell

 TOO YOUNG
TO LIVE
FOREVER.

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SENIOR YEAR BITES
The Clanless
Book One
by
J.A. Campbell
 Senior Year Bites (The Clanless, #1)
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 AUTHOR
J.A. CampbellJulie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she’s been a writer and when she’s not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult Tales of the Travelers fantasy series. She's the editor for Steampunk Trails and a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers Association.
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 SUMMARY
(from Amazon)
Senior year is supposed to be fun: boys, dances and graduation. It's significantly harder to enjoy it when you're dead.
Thanks to an innocent game of Truth or Dare, I wound up sleeping in a graveyard. Probably not the brightest thing I've ever done, but thanks to a couple of well-placed fangs, I'm here to tell the tale.
Vampires might stalk pop culture, but they’re just myths, right? Yeah. Not so much...
Everything seems a lot more difficult when you’re a nocturnal creature of the night, especially school. I was managing, but couldn't keep it hidden from my friends. Steph decided that we should be cool, like superheroes, and fight crime.
I’m a vampire, not a hero. Living in a sleepy New England town, crime is a little harder to come by. At least it is until a serial killer moves into the area. He’s got the authorities stumped, but then again, the cops don’t have a teenage, blood-sucking, non-hero on their team. It doesn't take long for me to discover the world is full of monsters. I may be one of them…but will I turn out to be the hero, or the killer everyone is looking for 

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  • File Size: 931 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Untold Press (July 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LKPBB8E
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 REVIEW
This book is a fantasy novel by J.A. Campbell for YA. The reader goes back to being a high school senior.   You might be hangin' with a couple of your best friends, dreaming about prom, doing that dreaded homework and scarfing down on junk food.  Just a normal teenage.  Megan goes to a sleepover and takes a\up a dare.  Visit the cemetery at night.  The all out dreaded dare.  Megan goes to the cemetery and gets attacked.  She makes it through the attack but doesn't remember much.  She doesn't like the sunlight.  She sleeps a lot during the day and is having trouble with food.Instead of wanting food, it seems that everybody she knows appeals to her taste buds. Reality settles in on Meghan. She realizes what she is.  There is no one to help her, so she is trying to handle this on her own. While she is learning how to deal with this, she knows she must keep it a secret.  The trouble is, those close to her are becoming aware that there is something going on with Megan. Then, things become more dangerous when a stranger comes to town.

The author wrote a book that has characters that are described to be so realistic. The author didn't go over board with the descriptions. She just made them realistic. They sound like everyday teens. The reader wasn't bogged down with too much information that really wasn't necessary.  Sometimes all those adjectives are fill in words.  That becomes boring after a while.
The book is narrated in first person, Megan. The main character was written to be a strong willed young woman who is trying her best to deal with a very bad situation.The isn't your usual YA book.  There aren't two boys seeking one girl's attention.  The romance didn't include Megan but a couple of characters that were fill ins.  What a wonderful read.  The plot is about one main person and that is Megan who becomes a vampire.The story is actually very believable, especially for the readers who are vampire lovers. There are a lot of questions left unanswered, which makes me think there may be a Book Two.  The reader is left wanting answers and I hope the author writes another book to answer some of those questions.  I loved the tittle of the book.  How appropriate. So if you love those blood sucking little devils, grab yourself a copy and enter into the teen age vampire world.

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   I was given a complimentary copy of SENIOR YEAR BITES from the author, G.A.Campbell for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 VAMPIRE LIPS.
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 LINKS
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 http://bemiown.blogspot.com 
 
 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1002939513
 www.untoldpress.com
 http://www.amazon.com/review/R2IGMTDOIHGUIG/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00LKPBB8E