Book Review: Falstaff’s Big Gamble by Hank Quense

Book Details:

File Size: 375 KB
Print Length: 230 Pages
Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing
Publication Date: August 10, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

This novel is Shakespeare’s Worst Nightmare.

It takes two of the Bard’s most famous characters, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf.

If that isn’t bad enough, these two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare’s most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus.

Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff, who embezzles money from Othello. After Hamlet becomes king (with help from Falstaff) the rogue becomes the dark nemesis behind the throne.

Never read Shakespeare? Not a problem. No knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays is required to enjoy this romp through the Guandarlandian countryside.

Not familiar with Shakespeare? No problem. You’ll still enjoy this romp.

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Book Review: Escape From Ancient Egypt by AK Taylor

Book Details:

File Size: 1447 KB
Print Length: 182 Pages
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Seeking his revenge on Neiko for exposing him, Francesco banishes Neiko into ancient Egypt just like he did her friends eleven years ago. During her stay there, she unravels the mystery of what happened to her four friends. Now she’s faced with a bigger problem—how to get home. After a series of unfortunate events, Neiko is now entangled with Pharaoh Ramesses II. Francesco also comes to make sure their fates are sealed. Can Neiko and her friends beat impossible odds and return to Hawote and back to the present?

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Book Review: Prey of the Spirit Bear by William Hill

Book Details:

File Size: 851 KB
Print Length: 293 Page
Publisher: Otter Creek Press
Publication Date: September 14, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Prey of the Spirit Bear is a gripping young adult adventure set in America’s National Parks where Native American legends and old world monsters roam the lands. The story follows the investigations into strange sightings, raven deaths, and a mysterious crystal skull by a National Parks junior ranger, a Boy Scout, and a reluctant gamer of mixed heritage with blood ties to Native American spirit beasts. The Old World collides with the New where stone arches, caves, and natural bridges connect the realm of Above with that of below. The trio must rediscover lost secrets and stops an ancient threat before monsters are unleashed into the civilized world.

National Parks visited include Arches, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Devils Tower, and Great Smoky Mountains. The book includes compelling pen and ink drawings at each chapter heading inspired by southwestern art and landscapes to visually enhance the story. Prey of the Spirit Bear reads swiftly at 384 pages.

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Book Review: The Chronicles of Kale, A Dragon’s Awakening by Aya Knight

Book Details:

File Size: 2642 KB
Print Length: 396 pages
Publisher: Silver Knight Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 31, 2011
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Kale Firehart is a young dragon, and the sole survivor of his race.  As a tyrannical general and his massive bloodthirsty army close in on Kale, the most unexpected circumstance transpires.  With time against him, Kale’s trusted friend, a veteran arcane sorcerer, transforms him into the one thing he despises most—a human.

Kale must unwillingly live among human-kind as he embarks upon an extraordinary journey.  With a band of unlikely friends by his side, can Kale overcome the obstacles before him and return to the life he once knew?  The age of dragons is all but over…

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