I just finished The Lord of Frake’s Peak by Lee Carlon. It is a fantastic story, and clearly the best of The Bastard Cadre series released to date.
Although this is book four of the series, I believe this story could be enjoyed by both newcomers to the series as well as those who have read the prior books. I expected this story to pick up where the third book ended. It did not. Instead it served more as a prequel to the other stories.
I enjoyed following the story of Vincent d’Rhyne. I could sympathize with his losses and appreciate the difficulty of the choices he had to make. Fahlim, a self-indulgent immortal who often offered advice whether needed or not, offset Vincent’s more serious nature, and I laughed a few times at some of his comments.
I would definitely pick up the next book in the series.
If you want to learn more about Lee or his books, take a look at his web site: http://clockworksamurai.com/
You can also find The Lord of Frake’s Peak: The Bastard Cadre #4 at Amazon.com
I try to read at least one new novel each week, and normally I like to rotate through genres. If I read fantasy this week, I might read sci-fi, horror or mystery next week. Today I updated my What I’m Reading List and noticed that Jonathan Moeller has taken it over.
As a writer he produces new content like a machine. Instead of anxiously waiting for his next book, I seem to be always racing to catch up with his backlog. Once I finish Ghost in the Mask, I’m going to switch to something else for a while, but I know I’ll be back soon. I have at least seven more stories on my Kindle that I haven’t read and he is wrapping up another in the Ghost series. I’m only going to be further behind.
I don’t have a problem with that at all.
It looks like I might have the final cover ready for Shaper of Air. It went through many iterations to get this far. Fortunately no Bothans died to provide this information.
The web site has already been updated to reflect the new cover.
Along with the new cover art, there is a new addition to the Writer’s Tools section. I’ve added a guide that reviews how to convert an eBook cover to a print cover.