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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2018 Reading Challenge

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Brutal: An Epic Grimdark Fantasy by James Alderdice...On Sale for 99 cents through Saturday!

A man of violence. A duchess with dangerous desires. Two warring wizards. Things in Aldreth are going to get Brutal. A man known only as the Sellsword has come to the border city of Aldreth, where rival wizards struggle for control of a weak-willed duke. Amidst murderous conspiracies and a scandal plagued dynasty, the Sellsword plays all sides to his advantage, bringing about a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men, while wooing the reckless and willful duchess. Though corrupt paladins, demonic adepts, and a surprisingly formidable assassin stand between the Sellsword and the unwholesome truth, spells and blades might not be what take the Sellsword down. It could be plain old bad luck... BRUTAL is an powerful sword and sorcery tale with colorful characters and wit straight out of a 80's flick. If you like humor in your pulp, gritty heroes, despicable villains and grimdark fantasy then you'll love this riveting debut by James Alderdice. Grab a copy now!

Buy Brutal to get lost in a bloody sword 

and sorcery adventure today! Now on sale for ONLY 99 through Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at midnight!!

{My Review}
Brutal is a wild tale of a strong man who hires out as a Sellsword. He comes to the town of Aldreth where two wizards are battling for power and control of the people and the riches found there. This book is not for the weak stomach as the Sellsword is quick with his sword and not to be taken lightly by his enemies, which most find out way too late. The body count is high as so many foolishly go up against the Sellsword. 

I truly liked this character as I found him to be somewhat of an "Anti-Hero" at times. He dishes out justice where he sees fit but on the other hand protects those whom he feels needs his attention and compassion. There are many bright characters that almost jump off of the pages of this book and this story plays out as an action movie in your mind while reading. The action is almost non-stop and it rushes along at a very fast pace. It's been a long time since I've read a book that doesn't give you much breathing room.

I was surprised by some of the twists the story took in the last 1/4 of the book. I won't be giving any details away but let's just say you probably won't see it coming either. This dark fantasy book is about war so it's very violent but is well written, full of magic, betrayal, and a lot of things to keep you intrigued until the very last page.

{About the Author}
James Alderdice writes dark fantasy and weird westerns because the voices in his head won’t quiet until someone else can hear them. He is a great fan of sword & sorcery, ghosts and lost ruins, so of course he lives in Utah with his wife and children.                 

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