Small Press Bookwatch Review – THE LORDS OF OBLIVION

I’m pleased to post a review of The Lords of Oblivion, my literary fantasy novel, from The Small Press Bookwatch (February, 2018). This is one of the Midwest Book Review’s monthly on-line journals critiquing self-published, small press, or print-on-demand titles. Founded in 1976 and edited by James A Cox, Midwest Book Review is a well-established source of quality comment on books and the writing profession.

Here is the Bookwatch review:

Synopsis: Bradan is fifteen centuries old, but looks 30 years of age, and lives in San Francisco. He’s an environmentalist, drives a haunted Tesla and keeps a wolf. Life’s good and he’s almost forgotten his youth in war-torn, ancient Britain where he acquired the secret of near immortality, but also betrayed his civilization.

Then Bradan is confronted with his past when the two Celtic priests who orchestrated his treason are resurrected. The priests come to revere San Francisco’s natural beauty and try to erase humanity by provoking a catastrophic earthquake that will return the city to a pre-urban state.

In this collision of modernity and nature, Bradan must work desperately to use his limited magical skills, current technology, and his wits to challenge the priests. If he doesn’t win this battle, he’ll be annihilated along with millions of other souls.

Critique: Deftly written by Peter W. Blaisdell, “The Lords of Oblivion” is a simply riveting literary fantasy/magical realism novel about a lethal conflict that starts in the Dark Ages and ends in modern San Francisco, all in the space of one conjuror’s lifetime. Impressively original and consistently entertaining from beginning to end, “The Lords of Oblivion” is especially and unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Science Fiction & Fantasy collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated fantasy fans that “The Lords of Oblivion” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $5.95).

Amazon link to purchase The Lords of Oblivion

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