The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short – Review & Blog Tour

A blend of magic, fantasy, and space travel with plenty of action and gore.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

When a soldier’s murder sparks rebellion in the tiny village of Skolja, Brohr’s past marks him as the prime suspect. Haunted by his brother’s ghost and drawn into a web of dark pacts and tangled loyalties, Brohr must choose between the path of vengeance set before him, and a chance to forge his own fate.

From the shadows, an all but extinct race of alien demigods have begun the end game of their millennia-spanning war, and one has chosen Brohr for his closing gambit. But Brohr’s grandfather harbors a dark secret that will change everything.

Above it all, a dread portent looms in the sky, spelling the death of Brohr’s world. With doom spiraling toward them, Brohr must lead an unlikely rebellion, unearth disturbing family secrets, and tame the raging ghost that haunts him. Can Brohr lead his people out of darkness, or will he succumb to his own terrifying blood lust, and destroy the very people he has sworn to save?

The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short review & blog tour
The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short – Review & Blog Tour

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls – Review

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Book Cover
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gripping, poignant memoir detailing her quirky childhood filled with incredible hardships on account of growing up in a dysfunctional family.

Walls grew up with an alcoholic father and an irresponsible and delusional mother. Rex and Rose Walls’ nonconformist ideas about the world initially inspired their four children. The Walls family led a peripatetic life, relocating every few months. They never imposed any rules on their children and encouraged them to handle their problems on their own. Rex was a charismatic man who taught them a variety of subjects and often played with them, while Rose painted and wrote and mouthed off philosophical thoughts.

However, as the children started growing up, their rose-tinted glasses were replaced by the harsh reality of life. Little by little, the Walls children’s dreams of the Glass Castle—the grandiose promises of a spectacular home to be constructed by their father—started crumbling when they realized their parents were self-absorbed people, averse to responsibilities, and they would have to take care of themselves. This realization instilled a fierce determination in them to get away from their parents and carve out a successful life for themselves.

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5 Quotes to Cheer You Up

The frosty, somber days of January are so gloomy. The Christmas vacations are over, and it’s get-back-to-work mode for all of us. Further, many of you (brave souls) make myriads of New Year resolutions; keeping up with these resolutions makes you even crankier.

So, here are some quotes to cheer you up.

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