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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

VBT: Review & Giveaway - 24 BONES by. Michael F. Stewart

 24 Bones 
*Michael F. Stewart*


Every five hundred years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is soon to battle her born-into-light brother. Abandoned by their parents, neither wishes to play the preordained role of beast and hero. When their loved ones are taken hostage, they are forced to follow the path laid out in myth, culminating in a battle first fought six thousand years ago in ancient Cairo. A mythic clash where one defeats the other and both become gods.

To break free from their fates, Samiya and her brother must unravel a mystery twisted by cults, greed, and magic. But myth is a powerful force and failure to live up to it may not only destroy their lives but the lives of the ones they love most.

When the phoenix dies, the only certainty is flames.


24 Bones isn’t the type of book I typically read, but I’m adventurous, so I thought I would give it a shot.
This urban fantasy is very plot driven, and was full of unexpected twist & turns. This is a good vs. evil type story, and you honestly don’t know what side you want to root for. It’s all based on your perspective. There is an obvious connection between Taggert, and Samiya that only becomes more defined throughout the book.
The world building is phenomenal as is the mythology that drives this story. The author did a very good job with this. There is a lot going on in this book, and sometimes I felt lost, but it was easy to pick it back up, and keep on with the adventure.
I enjoyed the secondary characters in this book, there were a lot of them, and they added their own uniqueness & excitement.
All in all this Urban Fantasy was well written, and left you thinking.
****4 Stars/5

Format: ebook
Price: $2.99
Pages: 305
Publisher: Non Sequitur Press
Release: February 14, 2013
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Michael F. Stewart's Bio:
After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.
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  1. Thanks for taking the adventure with me, Tawania! I really appreciate the great review. FYI, I've knocked the price down to $0.99 for the duration of the tour. :)

  2. Tawania, thanks for giving Michael's book a try. I'm glad you enjoyed his urban fantasy novel :)


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