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The Jealousy of Jalice (A Disaster of Dojokin #1)

Write on: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 by  in SPFBO 2020 Read 1369

Hello everyone! As a guest judge in this year's SPFBO 2020, I have been tasked with reading 5 of the 30 books in Booknest's batch this year, and choosing 1 of them to go on as a semi-finalist. My 5 books are The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey, Wayfarer by K.M. Weiland, A Storm of Silver and Ash by Marion Blackwood, Architect by RT Mulder, and Chasing Sunrise by Emily Mah. I will also be writing a brief review for each of them. Once that is done, I'll announce my choice of semi-finalist - and that's all happening today! First up for review - The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey...

The Jealousy of Jalice is a harrowing journey of old friends that have grown apart who set themselves upon a mission to save their land and their people from a possessed and power-mad sorcerer king - only one of them has to be kidnapped by the others against her will to make that happen. The story is set in an interesting and rather fresh world, and I found that, and Nolan's development of the various cultures, to be my favorite elements of the book. The book is well-written and well paced, cast with deeply emotional and driven characters, and is altogether an enjoyable read. Check it out, you just might love it.

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Dyrk Ashton

Dyrk Ashton is a Midwestern U.S. boy who spent some time in Hollywood. He teaches film, geeks out on movies and books, and writes about regular folks and their trouble with monsters. Author of The Paternus Trilogy, of which book one, Paternus: Rise of Gods, placed third out of 300 entries in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO 2016.