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Saturday, February 8, 2014

4.5 on the Masq Scale. Portals by @MaerWilson #fantasy #bookreview





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Portals

Book 2 of The Thulukan Chronicles

Written by Maer Wilson

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal




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 cross genre (Sci Fi/Urban Fantasy) sequel to Relics and is Book 2 in “The Thulukan Chronicles.”





Lucy Pireel's Review


I love a good paranormal story, and this has all the right ingredients and then some.

I must admit there were some things that could be seen as distracting. There’s a lot of dimple flashing going on, as well as quit a few repetitions as well as lengthy descriptions, but somehow they didn't diminish my reading pleasure.

In fact at more than one time I found myself enjoying the fact that there’s a lot of openly affection between the characters. Which brings us to discussing those characters. Let me tell you there’s nothing wrong with them. They are fully developed, have the ability to make you root for them and even …Well, want to yell at them. The main character often has a quirky way of expressing herself, which could be distracting if it wasn’t done in a way that makes it endearing instead.

What I mean is, that this author has the ability to make you believe these fictional characters in a paranormal novel are real, feeling persons. With lives that matter, encountering events that touch their lives in a very real way.

I love the twists and surprises that are foreshadowed as they should be, but still managed to surprise.  The way the author has build the worlds, yes worlds, is exactly how it should be done. Enough description to allow you to imagine them and yet leaves enough to that imagination.

To make a long story short, this novel is a keeper. Even though it is the second book in a series and I have not read the first, I could follow the whole and not once missed anything, nor did the author go out of her way to explain things which happened in the first book. It is done in a way that allows to read this book as a stand-alone, which I love! I’m not a fan of serialised novels, but I will most certainly read the first book just because I loved this one so much.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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