#SPFBO : Finalist announcement

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300 books           10 Judges            1 winner

The 1st of June marked the start of the sixth Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (details here.)  My Introductory post is here.

You can find my updates for batch 1batch 2batch 3, Batch 4 and Batch 5 by clicking on the  links.

So, today I will announce my finalist.  To be honest, this has been a very difficult choice to make.  I had four semi-finalists chosen and all are very good reads that I highly recommend.  I can say that in my deliberations each of these books has been my finalist at some point and I think they would all be worthy of moving forward to Stage 2.  That being said, I had to make a choice and so without further ado my finalist this year is:




Voice of War (Threadlight #1) by Zack Argyle (check out the new cover) 


My three semi finalists are:

My congratulations to Zack Argyle, commiserations to all the other authors who took part.  I had a fantastic batch of books and the decisions this year have been ridiculously difficult due to the excellent.  I highly recommend the three SFs and in fact I still have a couple of other books to complete and review that I will post at a later stage.

Good luck to all the finalists moving forward.

My reviews for all four books are below:

Voice of War


Calico Thunder Rides Again

The Flight of the Darkstar Dragon


13 Responses to “#SPFBO : Finalist announcement”

  1. Tammy

    Awesome, congrats to Zack! The new cover is stunning😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like the cover change and it’s very fitting.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Captain's Quarters

    I put all four of these on me list because of yer reviews!
    x The Captain

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you enjoy them, they’re all quite different.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Congrats to Zack and Voice of War! Pretty excited that this is in audio as well. I want to read this, and chances are higher that I’ll get to check it out since I’m mostly audio these days.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think the audio was really well done. I read it split between audio and kindle and always looked forward to getting back to the audio version.
      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    Huge congratulations to all the finalists – but particularly the Voice of War. I do like the new cover! And I have had the pleasure of reading TUYO, so I shall get hold of the rest of the finalists:)). And huge congratulations to you, Lynn. What a marathon run and many thanks for taking on such a demanding task and executing it with such care and consideration.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Even at this point I’m still torn. It was a difficult decision to make.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        When the standard is so high, across the board, then it comes down to personal decisions. And that is always tricky. But the best you can ask of someone is that they think carefully through their criteria and apply it consistently and with care. And no one can fault you for your diligence and consistency:)). I mean it when I say that I’m in awe…

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  7. waytoofantasy

    Congrats on picking a finalist!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, it’s a relief to have made the choice, as tough as it was.
      Lynn 😀

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