Friday, October 20, 2017
Thor is a simple-minded character with his heart set on heroics, whose story is driven by chance and circumstance. The way the story moves reminds me of Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall trilogy, which was one of my favorite series in Junior High. This first book in The Sorcerer's Ring series isn't special, but it has potential to become much bigger. I'll be moving on to the next in the series with an expectation of a fun and simple read.
Books in the Series:
A March of Kings
A Fate of Dragons
A Cry of Honor
Harper Hall Trilogy - Anne McCaffrey
Friday, October 13, 2017
If you are a reader who is simply curious to learn about different forms of magic, you're appetite will surely be satiated. If you are reader hoping to cast some of these spells you will find the directions easy to follow, though drawing the staves and performing the operations may be a bit tricky in some cases
From the Publisher:
Icelandic Magic for Modern Living
The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee
Friday, October 6, 2017
Part III is all about saying Yes! to yourself by Cleaning and Maintaining the Home of You by knowing when to continue healthy Relationships with people, events, or organizations, and Opening to the Endings of things when the time comes.
Although this book is meant to build on the previous books in the series, it isn't necessary to read them before diving into this book. It stands well on its own. Any reference to previous books is explained so the reader won't need to pull out the book oneself.
Having read her previous book in the series, Warrior Goddess Training, I often felt myself recalling items I had read there. There wasn't anything new in this book, but it serves as an excellent extension for the reader to dive a bit deeper into the self and continue to maintain a healthy relationship with oneself and the world around. A worthwhile read for those both new and returning readers.
Books in the Series:
Warrior Goddess Training
Warrior Goddess Training Companion Book
Warrior Goddess Meditations
The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron
Archetypes - Caroline Myss
Friday, September 29, 2017
Earth Mother is illustrated as a beautiful young African woman with a gorgeous afro and her people are shown in assorted traditional dress. The bold lines and certain stature of the characters seem stagnant, but the colors are vibrant and the faces expressive. Parents and children will enjoy watching the world come to life in this lovely book.
More by the Author:
The Precious Gift: A Navaho Creation Myth
The Summer Solstice
The Tree Of Life: The Wonders Of Evolution
More by the Illustrators:
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
Friday, September 22, 2017
Like any collection, I enjoyed some stories and poems and disliked others. Seasons of Love was probably my favorite with the range of emotions in the stories. The illustrations that accompanied each story were also great to set the mood. The captivity of humans in The Zoobadoo Zoo brought to mind the Planet of the Apes series and the aliens reminded me a bit of the Vogons from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but the story itself was unique. And The Fernando Bellisa Chronicles amused me as a satire of the typical posh vampire life portrayed in most books and movies. For me this was an enjoyable read with a variety of stories to choose from.
*I received a free pre-sale copy in exchange for my honest review.
Friday, September 15, 2017
For those who already have a good understanding of Hinduism there won't be anything new, but for those of us who would like to learn more or know very little this is a great piece.
Friday, September 8, 2017
The cover art caught my eye as soon as I saw it and I was delighted to find that the same vibrant and detailed illustrations are found throughout the entire book. A map in the beginning of the book make it easy for readers to follow both the Blue Unicorn's journey and the separate trek of his Tribe as they make their way to Muzika Woods. Each section has a small black and white illustration and is only two pages of text, making it easy to pick up and put down. Following each section is a full-color 2 page spread version of the black and white picture on the text page. The formatting in the e-book great, but is best enjoyed on a color tablet or computer screen to get the full color illustrations.
Seeing each of the unicorns special abilities corresponding to each unicorns unique metal horn is creative. Although Blue is without magic, he certainly isn't helpless and his ability to stay positive throughout the book definitely helps him on the way. The writing style is appropriate for the age category. The story moves at a steady pace and kept me hooked from beginning to end. Readers should be warned of the inclusion of death near that end, which may be too dark for younger readers.
This coming-of-age story is sure to delight fantasy and unicorn enthusiasts.
Author's Related Books:
Coloring Book - Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm
Art Book and Character Descriptions - Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm