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A Storm of Silver and Ash (The Oncoming Storm #1)

Write on: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 by  in SPFBO 2020 Read 1265

Round Three! 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! Next up for review - A Storm of Silver and Ash by Marion Blackwood...

If you like your fantasy with thieves guilds, the pace of a quickening heartbeat, and a bad-ass, wisecracking female lead, A Storm of Silver and Ash is just what you've been waiting for. Storm goes beyond thieving antics to paint a bigger and broader picture of political intrigue and big-battle war, too, so this is epic fantasy as much or even more than a build to the big heist. And it has very cool elves. Nuff said!

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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.