Greetings, fellow indie writers and readers! I am Beem Weeks, author of the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel JAZZ BABY and SLIVERS OF LIFE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. My goal in life is to promote the indie movement to the world. I can be found on Twitter @VoiceOfIndie and @BeemWeeks. I enjoy indie films, loud music, and a well told story. Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Slivers Of Life
If you're into fantasy stories that recall the brilliance of C.S. Lewis, The Assassin Princess is your book. Author Blake Rivers has taken the familiar genre and sprinkled in his own unique spin, avoiding the usual clichés common to such stories. And where The Chronicles of Narnia were aimed toward a younger audience, Blake Rivers nudges his tale into a decidedly grown-up light.
The Assassin Princess opens with our protagonist Ami being yanked from her world and pulled into another. This other reality is still here on planet Earth, though it exists in another layer. She's the lost princess of a place called Legacy, where she's expected to reign as the rightful heir to the throne. But trouble ensues when Ami's half-brother Adam enters the picture, looking to take the throne for himself. Ami, an artist, discovers she has all the powers one would expect of a mythical princess. This girl is not one with which to mess. As she travels through this alternate realm, she learns all about these amazing powers she possesses, putting them on display in a classic battle between good and evil.
Rivers has filled his novel with vivid images of talking unicorns, intricate plot lines, interesting characters, and fantastical scenes that would surely make C.S. Lewis himself jealous. This book is well written and highly entertaining from start to finish. And though I'm not one to normally read the fantasy genre, I can honestly say I enjoyed this novel. I highly recommend it to anybody who feasts on good fantasy stories.
I give this 5 out of 5 stars.
This review can also be found on Amazon and Amazon U.K., as well as on my GoodReads page: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/4570737-a-new-book-review
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