Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Review: Tears of Min Brock by J.E. Lowder

Tears of Min Brock

Author: J.E. Lowder
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Morehouse Media Group, Incorporated (July 29, 2011)

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, J.E. Lowder. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.



My thoughts:

I started and stopped reading this book at least five times and I can't really get past the first quarter of the book. The writing is okay but neither the story nor characters held my attention. The book just didn't work for me. Here are some of the positive reviews for this book. Read here.

About the book:

Book #1 in the fantasy fiction War of Whispers Series.
When Elabea, a girl of fourteen summers, hears a whisper calling her name, she asks,"Is this proof that the land of Claire wasn't destroyed in the Dark War?" But her question ignites fear in her village. "The Oracles of the Cauldron forbid you to speak...the name! Death will come! We will be cursed!" Furthermore, when her best friend, Galadin, rallies beside her, the villagers divulge a dark secret: their fathers were the only survivors of the massacre at Min Brock. Forged as outcasts of their own homes and village, they fear the worst when the Cauldron sends warriors to destroy them. Desperate, they flee to Claire where Elabea is promised to become an all-powerful storyteller and Galadin a great warrior. But does Claire exist? And if it does, will it be an ally or a greater foe? Battling whispers, warriors and mysterious creatures, Elabea and Galadin must also contend with the darker questions about their fathers' past and the...Tears of Min Brock.

About the author:

I’ve played bass for Shania Twain, had a black rhino charge me while on safari, and I’ve been in the Oval Office. In high school, I went backstage to interview groups like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sorta like “Almost Famous” but without Kate Hudson! As an author, I draw from all these experiences (and then some) when crafting my stories. The quote that sums me up the best is by G.K. Chesterton: “Nay, the really sane man know that he has a touch of the madman.”

I’m married, the father of four wonderful children, and a proud grandfather. I currently live near Nashville, TN where I write, bike and am always on the prowl for adventure and stories.


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