Reviews

 

Here you will find a few select reviews from readers. There can be varified by checking at www.Amazon.co.uk. All reviews were available to view at time of publication.

 

 

Piper:

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars Great use of traditional tales 7 Dec. 2015

By Ignite - Published on Amazon.com

 

The Second in the Book of Jerrick series sees our protagonists a couple of years older than when we last met them. As before, we are pulled in different directions as we wonder who are the goodies and who the baddies. Nothing is quite as it seems. Michael and Tamara in particular, best friends in the first book, find themselves in opposing sides in a monumental struggle which affects the whole world.

One of the really enjoyable aspects of this book is the way that traditional stories we've all known since childhood are cleverly woven through the tale. It's as if the story of Michael and Tamara, the Council and the Inquisitors, is our story too. I'm intrigued to know how it's all going to be resolved. Bring on Book Three!

I received an advance copy for review.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Love the new twist given to classic tales

By angelinaballerina on 15 Dec. 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

 

After reading and thoroughly enjoying “Inquisitor” the first part of The Book of Jerrick series, I was keen to read the follow up. I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed “Piper” even more than “Inquisitor”. The book has a darker edge, which made for a captivating and more engrossing read. The plot romps along at a nice pace. The text paints some really powerful visuals while not interrupting the flow of the story. Despite being part of a series, and despite leaving the reader wanting more, “Piper” reaches a satisfactory conclusion.

A particularly enjoyable aspect of this second book, which I wasn’t expecting, is the use of classic tales, which are re-mastered to suit the unfolding story, and then woven into the narrative in a particularly interesting way.

From the first book to this, there is some great development in both plot and character, and a marked advancement in the author’s skill to tell a tale. All three points bode well for the next instalment, which I hope is not too distant as I am really looking forward to seeing where this series will go next.

If you like a well told fantasy in a real, modern setting, I recommend giving this series a go.

 

 

 

Inquisitor:

 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Where is the truth? 13 Mar. 2015

By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

 

Any story of an eleven-year-old boy which takes place in a boarding school where children with special powers learn how to use their gifts is inevitably going to invite comparisons. Don’t do it. Read this on its own merits. Michael’s uncle died when he was born, leaving him an old, locked book in his grandmother’s safe keeping. Michael was the first baby born in the new millennium, a fact of significance. There are two secret groups here, the group which runs the school, searching for its new Grand Inquisitor, and another, called the Elder Council. Michael has been taught to distrust the Council but should he? Who is telling him the truth?

This story’s strengths are that Michael is a believable character and is faced with puzzles and trials, both physical and mental, which test his mettle. Nothing comes easily to him and though we are willing him on, we don’t know who he can trust either. He is faced with a great conflict which sees him fighting his best friend. I felt that sometimes his, and others’, feelings were a little adult for children of that age but the story carried me along with it. I’m pleased to say that this is the first of a series. I’m sure I’ll read the others.

 

 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Impatiently waiting for the second book. 23 Mar. 2015

By SianAngharad

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

 

Despite being similar to Harry Potter in style and humour, Inquisitor: The Book of Jerrick is wonderfully written and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into the plot of the novel. Having read, and re-read Inquisitor in a matter of days, I can honestly say that it was hard to put down at times, but the sleepless nights due to reading were well worth it.
Inquisitor is never boring and I was constantly trying to second guess the author- Who is good? Who is evil? Does it matter? What side will Michael take? Is it the right side? These many questions, and the plot, had me gripped right up to the final chapter. The characters are always believable and you take them into your heart, wondering what will come of them at Braxton Academy and how they will cope with all that's thrown at them- especially Michael and Tamara.
I am desperately and impatiently waiting the second book! If it's half as good as the first, then I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

 

 

 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Great contemporary fantasy!! 9 Mar. 2015

By Amazon Customer

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

 

This book starts out with in a similar read to harry potter. A young man with a gift gets Invited to a prestigious secondary school with 5 houses and one of these houses is thought how to use gifts a bit like magic but a little different. However the long term plot is very different. The main character has a book of great power that two factions are warring over and it’s not clear which of these factions is in the good guys and which are the bad guys, this and the feelings you develop for the characters keep you turning pages. Which side of the war will Michael fall on and why? Is Emily’s prophecy becoming self-fulfilling? My heart bleeds for Tamara and I worry for Rupert and Emily. The book is feels like it’s aimed at young adults but I am a lot older and still really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to any one that enjoys contemporary fantasy works.