Reviews

“What Reed manages to do in this series is no less than provide the new generation of fantasy readers their own Lord of the Rings to covet, to examine, to love. It’s precious!”

— Nathaniel Parker, The Newest Fantasy Reader Magazine

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“With each successive book, Reed proves the power of imagination has not been killed by television. He’s a first rate storyteller, and I hope his readers continue to anticipate each of his books for years to come.”

— Emily Dupuis, The Dragon’s Horde Book Blog

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“While you can’t deny the mainstream appeal of Reed’s The Tales of Kintyre Turn series, those of us fantasy readers looking for some substance to go along with our sword and sorcery will be disappointed. All Reed gives us is more Nice Guys™, more steel bikinis, more dopey sidekicks plodding along behind idiot heroes, and increasingly implausible situations. But the man is a bestseller, you can’t deny that. And even if I don’t like the messages behind the narratives, teenagers are reading; and it gives me a chance to share conversation with my kid. Well, forces me to, really. The stories are great, and the action literally leaves me and the kid breathless, but here’s hoping that the next book in the series is smarter. I mean, c’mon Mr. Reed. It ain’t 1987 anymore. We’ve grown up reading your books – it’s time for your books to grow up, too.”

— Anonymous, The Reading Dad.

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“Derivative, but in a sort of entertaining way.”

The Monday Evening Post

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“OMG, I love it! This is great! And Reed’s clearly still got his slash-goggles on for Bev and Kin, which makes this book even moar fantastic! I’ve been waiting for it fivevaaaar. I am the happiest fangirl on the planet right now!”

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“Every time I pick up a new book in the Tales of Kintyre Turn series, I hope that this will be the book where Reed creates female characters that are characters, instead of plot devices. This book was not that book.”

—Vi Wolfe, When Pub’s Weak

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