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The best books you never read

I am both a reader and a writer. I find that the best writers are in fact avid readers. I love books of all kinds but I really adore reading new authors who are just getting their feet wet. Some of the very best writers are now found in the indie set. These reviews will be of books I have devoured in my never ending quest for good fiction. Some will be up and comers who have hit the top of the chart, but most will be struggling new writers who deserve a second look.

The Fire King: A Dirk and Steele novel byMarjorie M Liu

Another fine entry into this collection of novels. It is almost as rare as the creature chosen for this tale showed up in myths as it does in novels.  The shape shifting Chimera is a mix of creatures in mythology and so it is here. 


Handled deftly by this author, we have a tale of betrayal, immortality, hatred, misunderstanding and ultimately love and acceptance.


Ms Liu writes tales that are deep yet fast moving.  We have characters, such as Sonia, who have had hard lives and need to learn to trust and adapt to catastrophic changes in their lives. This book was a fast read for me but well worth the time.