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Ruin

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Ruin (Kano’s Necromantic Comedy – 1) by Karl Radle

Humanity has died out, leaving their twisted biological creations as the sole inheritors of the earth. Plagued by visions of her past, Kano wanders amid the ruins of the old world, where violence has become a way of life.

Caught up in the machinations of necromancers, the only beings capable of creating new life, she stumbles upon “children” born from one of their insane plans. The meeting revives emotions she hasn’t felt in a long time. Emotions which echo her past self.

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My Review

3 Stars

The world we know is gone, destroyed by necromancers. Now you have ghouls and golems created by artificial souls. Kano is something more than just a simple Ghoul, she has some special equipment and abilities but has memory problems. But she stays with Nove, a beastial ghoul, even though it seems she has no feeling for her, Kano would rather spend her time high than deal with reality.

But when she wakes up naked and robbed, she goes on the rampage to find out who robbed her. This leads to a group controlled by a necromancer that she decides she is going to kill. There she gets a collection of small, childlike ghouls and takes a liking to one of them. But she realizes that something is wrong with her and goes looking for help.

I will be the first to admit that after reading the blurb of this book that this is not what I expected. Kano has memory issues so I can see some of her behavior but she is just a jerk. Mind you she does get better but just a little. I was kind of lost by this world and had a hard time sticking with the story.

This is not a bad read. There is potential for a great story and I could see some people liking it a lot more than me. Unfortunately it just was not for me.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for the opportunity to share this book.

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Silverhorn

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Silverhorn by Marri Champie

Touch the crown of horns and know the world.

Willa MacLeod has it all—she’s young, beautiful, and an up-and-coming rock star. But she’s about to risk all that for a legend: Willa is determined to find a way to reach the other side of Silverhorn Canyon and find the source of her mysterious obsession. Still, she can’t help wondering whether her mother did the same before she disappeared into the Silverhorn almost three decades ago…

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Marri Champié

Author’s Bio

Marri Champié has been nominated for the Pushcart for poetry. She has won the Boise State University President’s Writing Award for fiction & poetry & the Oregon State Poetry Award. Champié works as a wildfire support driver, and lives on a small ranch overlooking the Idaho Prairie. However, she was raised in Hollywood and says her childhood was “filled with fantasy and the creation of unreality.”Silverhorn is her debut novel.

Silverhorn explores themes of magic/mysticism, history and Celtic and Native American traditions and heritage, family dynamics, love, friendship and music. It follows Willa – a young, beautiful rising rock n’ roll star who is also a cowgirl whose family ranch is the Silverhorn, a wild area that has long been off-limits to outsiders. Willa becomes obsessed with finding the truth behind a mysterious legend about what is on the other side of Silverhorn Canyon – is it a Native American legend or something far more ancient?  She risks it all to find out. Readers who enjoy cross-genre novels in which science and magic coexist, and those drawn to the Wild West will find it doubly appealing.

Silverhorn weaves myth into truth and truth into myth. For centuries, archeologists contended Mongolians who crossed the land bridge were the first Native Americans. But were they? In 1996 the controversial discovery of nine-thousand-year-old non-mongoloid remains in Kennewick, Washington changed that theory. When the tribes reclaimed the bones and buried the original site of the find, testing of Kennewick man’s identity ended. But the puzzle and speculation over America’s first people continues. Blending Native American myth and Celtic legend, Champié suggests an extraordinary possibility regarding America’s first inhabitants.

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My Review

4 Stars

Willa MacLeod is young and her rock bank is just starting to get famous. But she is also a cowgirl. Her family owns the Silverhorn, a vast wild area that has been closed to outsiders. In the wilds is the Silverhorn Canyon. There is a lot of mystery around this canyon and Willa finds herself drawn to it. But is it because her mother disappeared there many years ago or is something drawing her to the canyon?

Willa has just recently gotten famous from the band and she is still trying to process this. But she finds herself drawn into the legend of Silverhorn Canyon and goes hunting for it every day until she finds it. But what she finds more than she expected.

This story has some history and mythology wrapped up in it. There is discussion of who the first people to come across the land bridge to America were, their heritage. Then you have both Celtic and Native American mythology wrapped up to. Watching Willa discover who she really is in this world was a wonderful trip.

This is a good story, one that had me wondering what was going to happen next and hoping everything worked out for Willa. It’s one you should check out, you might be surprised.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to like to thank MZPR for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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