I got a lot of books reviewed. I don’t list the review here or on my Instagram account as this could cause problems with Amazon policies.

What I choose to read is based upon my personal tastes. If you want to recommend your book, go ahead but I make no commitment on doing an actual review unless I feel I can honestly give you 4-5 stars. If 3 stars or less, I don’t post the review.

blog post reviews of books, including fantasy, science fiction, paranormal fantasy, mystery, and historical. Wherever my whimsy takes me.
High Fantasy world 4 stars book review

The Hunted Maiden by Douglas S. Pierce

I was not expecting this High Fantasy book to be so good! The cover didn’t impress me but the writing blew me away. Being High Fantasy the book is rather long and detailed, it packs in a lot of detail and flashbacks so stick with it and I think you’ll enjoy it too if HF is your cup of tea.

“Return this kindness by giving the gift of music to someone else in their time of need.”

Mouse—a fugitive and former stowaway—dreams of becoming a musician. Gifted a flute by an enigmatic man, he finds himself closer than ever to achieving his goal. Yet to his surprise, it’s not freedom the music leads him to but a strange Fae prisoner. She alone is the sole being he’s ever encountered without a personal song.

Forced together by their intertwining fates, Mouse and Seldy embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of Seldy’s past. Can they arm themselves with her precious truth in time to fight the dark forces eager to claim and corrupt her?

Nature poetry book review

For Sea and Sky by Andie Kirkdale

For Sea and Sky is a collection of poetry, prose poems, and short stories.

These works cover a variety of topics and moods. Although many do have real emotional depth, the collection is not dark or harrowing; it is an enjoyable and satisfying read for an afternoon.

The various pieces are usually short, using a wide variety of poetic forms and schemes (all listed in the back), giving it a playful feel.

This book would be especially fun for a reader who enjoys looking beyond just the words and their meaning, into the use of structure and form to add extra layers of expression.

poetry book review

Down the Stone Path by Andie Kirkdale

Down the Stone Path is a collection of nature-themed and inspirational haiku.

These haiku are varied, some funny, some uplifting, some darker. I found them surprising and fresh, a very enjoyable light read with touches of real depth.

I’ll be reviewing some of my favorite classics:

Norse mythology book with cats review

Keeper of Cats by Elizabeth H. Boyer

Back in the 1980’s, Boyer wrote several short stories about Ketterlings – made cats that were full of mischief and magic. This book was the only full length one she wrote using them. If you love Norse legends and stories about witches and cats, I think you’ll find this a favorite like I did.

Sadly only it is an out of print paperback at this time.

Byrd Nash, fantasy author using mythology, legends, folklore, and fairy tales.

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