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September 15, 2017

New Release: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

by Donna Huber

The highly anticipated release of the sequel to The Brothers Three (read my review) is here! Picking up right where book 1 left off it is full steam ahead with non-stop danger for these three brothers who are transported to another universe.

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September 2017; Cloaked Traveler Press
ebook, print; fantasy
If you haven't read book 1 in the Blackwood Brothers Saga, then you should read it first. (And until September 22, both books 1 and 2 are on sale for only $2.99 each). With the addition of two characters from our world, there is a rapid fire replay of the events of The Brothers Three for their benefit (and any reader needing the refresher). While efficient, it was not subtle.

I love that Layton Green can pull a reader into the story and keep them turning pages. I'm not big on the fantasy genre but I didn't want to put this book down.

Caleb and Will are separated from older brother Val at the end of book 1 when they are transported back to the parallel (sort of) universe of Urfe. Along with them came Caleb's sometimes girlfriend Yasmina. Val is left to find his own way back to Urfe to rescue them.

One of the reasons I wanted to read huge chunks of this story at a time was because there are 3 different storylines in this book - Caleb, Will, and Yasmina as they try to make their way to New Victoria; Val as he arrives in New Victoria to train as a wizard and try to find his brothers; and then there is Mala who finds herself in 'the place between worlds' with a Majitsu. As the chapters rotate between these plots you are anxious to get back to the other characters as they are all in danger.

Green spends a bit more time on world building in this volume and while there is still some references to other fantasy universes, I felt that he was making Urfe his own.

Of course, we are once again left with a cliff hanger at the end so again I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment. Remember you can start this series today (through 9/22) by picking up The Brothers Three for just $2.99.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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