Liar's Island Review - James E. Wisher

Liar’s Island Review

The Day – 10-12-20

Yesterday morning the weather decided to remind us that Winter was coming in the foreseeable future. I woke up to 24 degrees and a hard frost. Not exactly nice. On the plus side, when I checked the rental house, I found the furnace working again, so that was a relief.

I had a couple errands to run in the morning. My cousin has a birthday coming up and I need to pick him up a gift.

After lunch and a movie, Two Mules for Sister Sara, an excellent western that’s on my list for reviewing, I made it to my writing desk around 2:00. I managed a solid 5 pages for the day.

One of my characters is fighting a demon and I have no idea how she’s going to defeat it. You might think that was something the writer should know before starting the fight, but not me. I’m hoping she’ll figure it out and let me know what I get started again this afternoon.

I got the copyedited manuscript back for The Heart of Alchemy and I’ll be working on that this week as well. My designer shared a work in progress for the cover and it’s looking great.

Liar’s Island Review

I finished the book I’d been reading last night and since the main villain is a demon, I figured a review would fit with our theme.

This novel is set in the Pathfinder Universe and features a thief and con artist named Roderick and his magical sword companion. It’s the second book in the series featuring these characters.

Our heroes, and I use the term loosely, are summoned to an island nation by its king. The king wants to buy Roderick’s magic sword, but the sword has a personality and no desire to be sold. Roderick is also uninterested in losing his best friend.

Unknown to everyone, one of the king’s advisors is a shapeshifted demon. The book follows Roderick as he tries to first escape then defeat the demon.

I won’t spoil it with too many details, but if you like a somewhat sketchy hero, Roderick is a good choice. I give this book a recommend.

We’ll end with a preorder update. The Master of Magic is up to 680. Thanks everyone for your support.

Talk to you tomorrow.

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