This is what could be a really nice read if not for a sudden appearance of a time travel closet that delivers tools? Really? I mean, it distracted me immensely from the otherwise decent detective story. As if the author felt his book needed something more than the mob and a detective solving a case the ordinary way.
Don’t get me wrong, if you forget about the closet and the non-story related clues, this is an old-fashioned detective story. Think Philip Marlow or any fifties mob and detective movie kind of story, but instead of doing old-fashioned detective work, he gets clues, which aren’t really clues at all, from a closet.
Like I said if not for that, it would be a decent read. The characters are well set, dialogue works like a charm. I could imagine them having their discussions and see the scenes. Nothing wrong there, but that silly closet that doesn’t really have a purpose as I suspected from the start.
I’m glad I can help Maer Wilson on this happy day with the release of …
For supernatural detectives Thulu and La Fi, “normal” is a relative term. La Fi is a medium, Thulu is a finder, and their usual clients are already dead.
But when their friend Reo is shot, and a group of stranded angels show up at their house for help to find a missing child, things are striking too close to home.
And now the portals that let the magical races return to Earth have started opening on their own.
With trips off-world, a kidnapped psychic and changes to their own abilities, Thulu and La Fi are hit with a lot more than they usually handle. Of course, their magical friends are there to help, but even they may not be enough to save an increasingly unstable Earth.
Portals is the sequel to Relics and is Book 2 in The Thulukan Chronicles.
I am reading it at the moment and to give you a heads up, my review will be, and I’m not even finished yet, a big, phat, five star one. Wait for it to show up on here, my site, Amazon, Goodreads, Booklikes, The Writer’s Shack, and The Book Junkies Weebly Review site.
Let me tell you a bit about Maer
After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she’s a writer. She’s always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she’s not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. She also co-hosts the literary podcast, MythBehaving and writes for two gaming fansites. Maer lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her two dogs, a chihuahua and a poodle. Portals is Book 2 in The Thulukan Chronicles. You can find all books and novelettes in The Thulukan Chronicles at Amazon. You can visit Maer’s website at http://maerwilson.com/.
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I love reading excerpts before I decide to buy a book, or not. If you do too, below is a part of the book for you to peruse. Let us know what you think after you’ve read it.
Since Portals is the second of the Thulukan Chronicles you might want to check out the first too. You can find the first book ‘Relics’ at Goodreads. See what others thought of it, or get your copy straight from Amazon (paperback or Kindle edition).
You can watch this interview about Relics with Maer on DailyMotion to see for yourself why you should get into this series.
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Just to give you a little taste of the book I’ve included a sample. Have fun reading.
If after reading this sample you want more, the book is available at:
And to come back to the title of the book. I have a few words I always spell wrong and have to actually consciously think about before writing them down. Do you have words that trip you up all the time?
Reviewed by Lucy Pireel
This short story read like a train on a fast track to its final destination, only never to arrive there. And that was my only gripe with it.
I loved how I immediately got sucked into the story. How the characters came alive from the moment they appeared for the first time, even the ones that don’t really make an appearance. What I really didn’t like was the fact that it has no end. That this is merely a prelude to more, the more being the full length novel about the main character’s adventures in the big city.
A shame really, where the author could have chosen to give us a full story with a proper end, he chose the leave the end semi-open, even ending it with a “To be continued”.
End verdict? Great read, but I still felt cheated by the author and his way of trying to hook us for his novel to come. When a fully rounded out short story would have done the same thing. Correction, a short story with a complete arc would have done the job even better, because I really, really do not like to be reeled in like this.
(I did not receive any compensation for this review)