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BETTER TO PRESERVE LIFE, THAN DESTROY IT
A YOUNG WOMAN IS THRUST TO THE FOREFRONT OF A STRUGGLE TO SAVE AN ISLAND AND END THE PERSECUTION OF HER PEOPLE
The Lost Sentinel
(Silent Sea Chronicles, Book 1)
Genre: High Fantasy
Publisher: Suzanne Rogerson
Format: Kindle Edition, 473 Pages
Date: 16th June 2017
An advance copy of this title was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced the content of the review, or the opinions expressed therein.
Would the mention of people being hoodwinked into acting against their own interests by an unscrupulous political leader, exploiting their ignorance and prejudice to persuade them to scapegoat a minority group for all their problems, cause you to think of real world events? It probably would; as would the plight of refugees; as would hardships brought about by environmental issues. In this respect, The Lost Sentinel (book 1 of a new fantasy trilogy) by Suzanne Rogerson, is a very topical novel given that theses themes very apparently served as inspiration for the story, and are central to its plot.
BACK FOR THE SECOND OF THREE VISITS
SUZANNE ROGERSON PROVES SHE’S MADE OF HIGH FANTASY HEROINE MATERIAL BY AGREEING TO BE INTERROGATED ON ANOTHER WORLD
The Interrogation Room here at Another World has remained unoccupied for far too long. Today, for your viewing pleasure, this oversight will finally be rectified as I have secured my latest
To mark the imminent publication of her new novel The Lost Sentinel, Book One of the Silent Sea Chronicles, I have brought in indie author Suzanne Rogerson to face twenty probing questions to gain some insight into her new book, herself, as an author, and (of course) to examine his geek credentials.
Enjoy the interview, and be sure to keep an eye out for the review of Suzanne’s book this coming Friday.
THE FIRST OF THREE VISITS TO ANOTHER WORLD
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BOOK ONE OF A BRAND NEW SELF-PUBLISHED FANTASY TRILOGY FROM AN UP-AND-COMING INDIE AUTHOR
Greetings readers. The end of this week will see the publication of The Lost Sentinel, book one of the Silent Sea Chronicles, the second novel by indie author, Suzanne Rogerson. When Suzanne issued her call for book bloggers to help with the promotion of her latest release, I jumped at the chance; the opportunity coincided with my recent desire to feature more self-published books and authors, plus the premise of her story reminded me of the Glenda Larke novel, The Last Stormlord.
THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN
FOR SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS THEY HAVE AWAITED THE FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY, NOW THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER
Daughter Of The Blood
(The Black Jewels Trilogy, Book 1)
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Format: Paperback, 416 Pages
Date: 6st March 2014 (First Published 1998)
In a world of demonic realms, ruled by a sadistic matriarchy of rival witch queens; where men are subjugated and enslaved via magical penis rings, to be used as both sex slaves and as weapons (to destroy young, soon-to-be witches by savagely fucking away their virginity, leaving them permanently damaged and unable to use the Craft), a long overdue reckoning is coming. Three men: two brutalised sex slaves (half-brothers, and the illegitimate offspring of The High Lord of Hell) plus their estranged father, await the fulfilment of a seven hundred year old prophecy that will overturn the decadent, corrupt order of The Blood; the arrival of an all-powerful witch who will rule over all the realms. But there’s just one little snag. When she shows up, she’s a prepubescent kid who has no idea who she is destined to become; and so it is, the mismatched trio (and allies) must protect her before she can be destroyed, or worse, corrupted by The Blood.
A LIGHT BULB MOMENT FROM A GENEROUS BENEFACTOR
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS THE BOOK CONTEST FOR INDIE AUTHORS THAT IS TAKING THE FANTASY SCENE BY STORM
If you’ve not yet heard about The Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off, this is a brief introduction to the most exciting development in independent publishing in the last couple of years. As the name probably suggests, the SPFBO is a book contest for self-published books in the fantasy genre. It is the brainchild of fantasy author, Mark Lawrence, who made the following observation in a blog post in February 2015:
“…as a new author, particularly a self-published one, it is desperately hard to be heard. It’s a signal-to-noise problem. Who knows how many Name of the Winds or [fill in your favourite] are lost to us because they just couldn’t be seen? None? A hundred?”
THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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“Your lands will stretch from sea to sea. But peace comes at the price of bloodshed. Five battles will bring you peace, four to win and one to lose. Many must die, but you yourself are safe from death, except at the hands of your own son.”
Brilliance Of The Moon
NAMED IN HONOUR OF THE SCIENCE FICTION LUMINARY
THE WINNERS OF AN AWARD PRESENTED IN RECOGNITION OF THE BEST ORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION PAPERBACK NOVEL OF THE YEAR
As you may (or may not) already be aware, The Philip K. Dick Award, established in honour of the acclaimed American science fiction author, was inaugurated in 1983; the year after his death. The ceremony is held annually at Norwescon, with the award being bestowed upon the best science fiction paperback novel published in the United States during the previous calendar year.
Below, I present you with the complete list of books (and their authors) that have received the honour.