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Book review: Truly Unfortunate -CA King (@PortalProphecy )

Truly has been having a run of bad luck. Each month is a struggle to make rent and pay reviewfor her psychiatrist. Her childhood memories have been forgotten, but within there lies a dark secret. One her psychiatrist is determined to reveal. When people around Truly start dying in mysterious ways Jeff and Miranda are called to action. Whilst they seem to be nothing more than accidents, Jeff’s gut tells him there are more to these deaths than there seems. Each of the victims had been told their fortune before meeting their end. Jeff had seen something like this before. Little did he know that starting down this path would change his future forever.

Truly Unfortunate is the first book in CA King’s Welcome to Knollville. I have read a few books by this author, and intend to continue to do so in the future. CA King never fails to keep the reader entertained. Great scene setting, character development, and attention to detail will drive the reader forward, rooting for the characters and hoping to see if and how Truly can turn her life around without giving in to the horrific demands being made of her. Discovery, hardship, and perseverance fill this supernatural tale and marks the start of what promises to be a gripping and engaging series.

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Book review: A Halloween’s Curse by C.A. King (@PortalProphecy)

Willow and her friends have a lot to learn. Forced to flee their home world they ended reviewup on Earth, a place with unfamiliar customs and technology. But none of that is really a concern, not when they consider the danger faced by the people here as King Cornelius advances his plan to dominate every realm. Some he wants to destroy, others, like this one, he wants to control. Worse still, Mike is still missing, and Halloween, the time marked by the next prophecy approaches. Can Willow successfully interpret the prophecies and stem the approaching dangers?

Something that shouldn’t walk this realm is loose, and it’s sights are set on those with power, but is it behind the disappearances of those with magic,  or is something more sinister afoot?

This is the fourth book I have read by this author, so it seems time to admit that I am now a fan. The fact I’ve just purchased book three in this series, and eagerly scan through her other works is a testament to her ability to weave a story. The characters are well-developed, with magic being important but not overpowering and all encompassing. The story is plot driven, intricate, and filled with mystery. I’ve read the book that comes before this one in the series, but it could be read as stand alone as each story is contained, while part of something much larger. A must for lovers of urban fantasy, magic, and character driven and detailed plots.

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A Halloween’s Curse

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Book review: A Keeper’s Destiny by C.A. King

E Pepvo Eco Glay Callum, The council above all others. This was what the people were reviewtold the letters meant above the large iron gate. And the council ensured this was held true. They were the strongest, they were the best, such was enforced. And who would question it, people were told they no longer needed to learn, why read when you have an assigned duty to fulfil. Little by little freedom was being taken away, no one remembered when the arena was last open, or when children were permitted to play outside. The truth is, the council were just looking after themselves, protecting their lifestyle which they feared would lose if the people realised how strong their own abilities really were. They fooled themselves into thinking their actions would avert a prophecy of disaster, they were wrong and their own actions left them unprepared for the danger.
The first thing I did when I finished this book was to buy the next one in the series. I loved everything about this book, the vivid characters, the forming relationships, the developing powers, lore, realms, history, magic. The list goes on. I read a lot and this is easily one of the best books I have picked up this year. I rarely get this excited about a series, but this is a must read. brilliantly written, well-paced, immersive, honestly, I can’t find the words to praise this book enough.
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Book review: Answering the Call by C.A. King

Jade’s dreams are unsettled. At first she blamed the horror movie she and her friends reviewhad watched, but sleep was something she desperately needed, and with her father about to make his position in equal rites of races from all realms known, it was something in short supply. She had no choice  but to live the nightmare, but it was in fact a message, one destined for her. A new future is being written, new dangers and adversaries are rising, and these seven are ancient, dating back to the time sin was named. There are seven of them and she must find the strength to survive them all.

Surviving the Sins, answering the call, is the beginning of what promises to be an interesting and involved series. I was introduced to this author’s work when I came across Tomoiya’s Story: Escape To Darkness, which I enjoyed reading, and this book was no different. I am actually going to circle back to The Portal Prophesies series, as I believe it comes first and I am eager to read more work from C.ng. Answering the Call is a fast-paced, character orientated read which you’ll struggle to put down.

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Answering the Call

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Book review: Tomoiya’s Story: Escape To Darkness by C.A. King

Tomoiya ‘s whole universe had just expanded. No longer was the known bathed only by 51LzAofuvpLsuns of orange and yellow light. Another side had been discovered, the dark to the light where the suns covered the land in shadow. What starts as a tale of Tomoiya becomes a focus for the book within her possession, the story of Allaynie. The books ends on the eve of her wedding, but that was not where her journey stopped, and the lesson needed had not been learnt. Travelling through the stars Tomoiya learns the truth behind the tale, and how close her own life intertwines with a figure she had once believed to be only fictional.

C.A. King does what few authors have succeeded in doing. She has taken the stale and over-used vampire mythos and breathed fresh life into its decaying form. I thoroughly enjoyed reading, in fact I did so in a single sitting never once taking my eyes from the well-designed plot which alters the source of vampire legends in a way that could easily be so true to life, yet one I’ve never seen before. Just a single person can change everything, and in this tale they certainly do. This is one series I will certainly be investing my time in. It is a strong first book for what promises to be an interesting and imaginative series.
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