Gry Christoffersen

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Karl: Book 2: The Lost Adventurer by D. J. Kettlety
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait!, 8 Oct 2013
When I reviewed the first book, most of my review was about me, about how surprised I was at actually liking a fantasy book. And, no, I haven't liked any fantasy since I read it, so it's definitely this specific series I like.

Honestly, Derek surpasses himself with the sequel. It's a much smoother read than the first, the action is upped, the plot thickens, with even more surprises and unpredictable twists. I was captivated from page one where we follow Karl in captivity, by more than one party, and we meet the people trying to help him - sometimes for his sake and sometimes for their own personal gain. We're never really sure, and nothing is simple and we're not told everything… Read more
Karl - Birth of Mystery by D. J. Kettlety
Karl - Birth of Mystery by D. J. Kettlety
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have a confession to make. I don't like fantasy. Never did as a kid, but then again I didn't like blue cheese either, until an accidental tasting a couple of years ago means I now swear by it on my pizza.

So I picked up Karl with a twinge of inborn apprehension, and was therefore even more surprised to find myself quickly immersed. A baby boy is born into the Axilion family that hasn't seen baby boys in ages. Ominous prophecies tell of big changes happening should a boy ever be born into the family. Only the grandmother is aware of the prophecies, and does what she can to keep it a secret to protect him - and herself.

It's quite an unusual story. The plot moves away… Read more
Archangel (Blake's 7) by Scott Harrison
Archangel (Blake's 7) by Scott Harrison
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Somewhere in space, a grissling project is being brought back to life. What is it, and why is a cybernetics engineer so intend on putting a stop to it? Blake and his crew take up uncovering the terrible truth about Archangel, a project that should never have existed.

When you read books based on tv shows, there's always the danger that it's going to be a generic story with characters that happen to share the names of those you know from the show in question. If you're lucky, though, you'll get an author who knows the universe and the characters very well and who can write within those perimeters. Archangel is a perfect example of the latter. Not only is it and engaging read, a… Read more