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Friday, March 11, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT & REVIEW: Wytchfire By Michael Meyerhofer

By Michael Meyerhofer
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing

Book Description

In a land haunted by the legacy of dead dragons, Rowen Locke has been many things: orphan, gravedigger, mercenary. All he ever wanted was to become a Knight of Crane and wield a kingsteel sword against the kind of grown horrors his childhood knows all too well.
But that dream crumbled—replaced by a new nightmare.

War is overrunning the realms, an unprecedented duel of desire and revenge, steel and sorcery. And for one disgraced man who would be a knight, in a world where no one is blameless, the time has come to decide which side he’s on.

My Review:  

Michael Meyerhofer has built a fantastical realm with his descriptive imagery, impressive dialogue, and motley characters. Wytchfire contains the common fantasy elements of swords and sorcery. The content though is written in a more elaborate and emotional way than most.

Rowen is a simple man who is on a journey in a war-torn world. He uses both intellectual and physical skills to fight his way through a treacherous period. The battle scenes are vivid and sharp. The author includes plenty of surprises to keep the interest there. I’m ready for book two. I highly recommend Wytchfire and give it 5 stars.

Author Bio                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Meyerhofer grew up in Iowa where he learned to cope with the unbridled excitement of the Midwest by reading books and not getting his hopes up. Probably due to his father’s influence, he developed a fondness for Star Trek, weight lifting, and collecting medieval weapons. He is also addicted to caffeine and the History Channel. His fourth poetry book, What To Do If You’re Buried Alive, was recently published by Split Lip Press. 

He also serves as the Poetry Editor of Atticus Review. His poetry and prose have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Brevity, Ploughshares, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rattle, and many other journals. He and his fiancee currently live in Fresno, California, in a little house beside a very large cactus.