Max’s passion for fantastic stories began with weekly trips to the comic book store as a child. Now an English teacher at a boarding school, he is always reading. Max has written for sites like Geeks of Doom and SF Signal, where he created the Indie Author Spotlight. Max lives in Connecticut with his wife – who graciously embraces his need to display action figures all over the house – and daughter, who is inheriting her parents’ affinity for books.
When I recently reviewed Black Stone Heart, the first book in The Obsidian Path series by Michael R. Fletcher, I was cautiously hopeful that book two – She Dreams in Blood – would be just as good as its predecessor. The second book in any series can be a hard task to complete for an author, both in terms of character and plot development, but also in pleasing the readers while maintaining true to the narrative. Not that it’s all about me (although I suppose it is for this review?), but damn if this isn’t one of the finest sequels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
This is not BookNest’s official SPFBO 6 review of Black Stone Heart. I’m reviewing Black Stone Heart because I personally feel that I have to. I’m reviewing it because it’s just so freaking good.
What would you do for the ones you love? Whom would you betray if it meant the betterment of the many? What is a true family – blood or found, and which one takes precedent when freedom is at stake? C.L. Clark explores all of these questions in The Unbroken, an achingly personal and epic tale where moral quandaries abound.