Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars by Kevin Hearne. Book Released 03-03-15! Book Review by: Sharon Powers.
Uncategorized / February 25, 2015

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. [1]      We could say, “Once Upon a Time.” But, however we say it, Star Wars has become a legendary story, a myth, that has become part of cultures around the world. The Star Wars stories are far from over. As you can see, we have a brand new story to add to the expanding mythos surrounding the Skywalker Clan and the Jedi Knights. The author of this new novel is none other than Kevin Hearne, well-known author of the Iron Druid series. Kevin Hearne is absolutely one of my favorite authors.  [f2]      I was captivated when I first picked up Hounded, The Iron Druid Chronicles (Book 1), and immediately was entranced by Atticus O’Sullivan who wielded a magical sword Fragarach, and later on, Granuaile (who eventually becomes an Iron Druid); but the character I loved most was Oberon, the sausage craving canine, of the Irish Wolfhound variety–you’ve just got to LOVE Oberon!       Anyway, when I saw that Kevin Hearne was authoring this new Star Wars book, I readily volunteered to be one of the privileged few who would read the novel and present an impartial review…

Saint Odd: The Climax of the Entire Odd Thomas Series; Also, The Prequel: You Are Destined to be Together Forever [from the Odd Thomas Series], by Dean Koontz.
Uncategorized / February 21, 2015

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      It is here, at last. Saint Odd. The Climax of the entire Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. The long-awaited novel everyone has longed for; on one hand we get to read about Odd, again, but on the other hand, we fear both Oddie’s death, and that the final book won’t tie up all the threads that were woven throughout the series, and that we will hate the ending (for not living up to our expectations).      Here follows a quick recap. These are the novels that preceded this final installment of Odd Thomas: ODD THOMAS: THE JOURNEY A short and poignant story about young love. Learn about the catalyst that shap- ed Odd and Stormy’s lives.[2] (.5) A prequel: You Are Destined To Be Together Forever, Odd Thomas Series Prequel:       The prequel that readers longed to read, takes us all the way back to the beginning–Odd’s pivotal relationship with Stormy Llewellyn. Read this short story to learn about the prophecy that made the young couple believe that they would be together forever. When a carnival came to town, the pair go to visit the “Gypsy Mummy,” a prognosticator that dares them…