#SPFBO 2018, Batch 3 books 4-6

Posted On 15 October 2018

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As mentioned in my post here as part of the SPFBO competition I’ll be randomly choosing six books per month for the next five months, I will then aim to check out at least the first 30% of each book during that month.  I’ll post information about the first three books chosen at the start of the month and then about the remaining three during the mid way point with a conclusion around the end of the month about which books will be going forward or which will be eliminated.  The conclusion for my first and second month’s reading can be found here and here.  Ultimately, the aim is to choose one book from the thirty I’ve been assigned – that chosen one will then be my finalist.

Books 4-6 in my third batch of books are as follows:

Dark of Winter by Christopher Percy

darkofwinterThe people of Sumner are odd. Their village, far to the north where the weather is worst, is lost to a world of snow and ice and freezing death. No one trusts Sumner. No one goes there.

Until now.

King Fialsun’s soldiers are battle weary. They have spent years carving an empire that starts from the south and rises up like an inexorable branch, twisting east and west and now to new territories in the north.

Despite growing dissent, Fialsun’s power remains absolute and his might infinite. But one village remains outside from his sovereignty: Sumner.

Fialsun sends one hundred of his soldier veterans to find and to decimate the village. To bring an end to its stigma and to quash the dreaded infamy of its most lethal warrior: Threecuts.

But strange events have been unfolding in Sumner. A girl has gone missing and warriors deem they have captured a creature from mythology. All the evidence leads to the conclusion that an ancient evil is coming.

In one night the fate of Sumner will be decided. If the King’s soldiers do not reach them first, then the creatures of the Dark of Winter will.

Author Page

twitter: darkofwinterbk

Website : http://www.christopherpercy.co.uk

How to go to Hell in 10,000 Easy Steps


How to go to Hell in 10,000 Easy Steps by Douglas Todd 

Valerie wants to sell her soul. But it seems like Hell doesn’t want it, which is a real disappointment.

Actually, Hell is having some serious problems, and it looks like Valerie is going to get ensnared in them whether she likes it or not. Along the way, she’ll meet a lot of colorful and interesting people, most of whom are immortal, many of whom aren’t very nice, some of whom would like to see her dead.

She’ll also experience some truly horrifying things because, no matter how nice some of the people in it are, when it comes right down to it, Hell just isn’t a very pleasant place.

Author page

Forsaken Kingdom


Forsaken Kingdom by JR Rasmussen

At his kingdom’s darkest hour, the lost heir returns. A pity he can’t remember who he is …

To save his people and the forbidden magic they’re sworn to defend, Wardin Rath surrenders his birthright and his past. For seven years he’s held at the court of his deadliest enemy, oblivious to all he’s lost. Until one day, the spell that stole his memories begins to crack.

On the heels of a harrowing escape, Wardin’s quest for answers leads him to the last magistery, where he studied magic as a boy. But he’ll find no safe haven there—or anywhere. Plagued by threats and suspicion, hunted relentlessly by the king who will stop at nothing to crush him, Wardin is soon battling for his life, his home, and the survival of magic itself.

And this time, the enemy will take no prisoners.

Author’s Page

17 Responses to “#SPFBO 2018, Batch 3 books 4-6”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Go to Hell sounds like a different kind of story in respect or the usual… hunting grounds: I’m quite curious to hear more…

  2. Tammy

    I love the sound of Forsaken Kingdom, just briefly reading the descriptions. And I think it has the best cover of the three, just my humble opinion:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – it does sound very promising so I have my fingers crossed.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    Go to Hell sounds like it could be great fun – and I also love the premise of Dark of Winter, though I’m underwhelmed by the cover…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Go to Hell is definitely intriguing. Hopefully i’ll start these very soon.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I look forward to hearing what you make of them!

  4. waytoofantasy

    Looks like you have some interesting reading ahead! I like the description of Forsaken Kingdom.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, there are some intriguing ideas in this batch.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Another nice looking batch. Good luck to the authors!

  6. Carmen

    Ooh, this is a great batch! 🙂 I like the premise of Dark of Winter the most, How to… seems like it might be funny, and the cover of Forsaken Kingdom looks gorgeous and professional. I look forward on your thoughts on this batch.

  7. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with your 3rd SPFBO books – I like the sound of Forsaken Kingdom by JR Rasmussen. 🙂

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