Saturday, January 2, 2016

Forged in Death by Jim Melvin (The Death Wizard Chronicles, #1)

Forged in Death
by Jim Melvin

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Death Wizard Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publication Date: August 20, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 262 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Death Wizard Chronicles is a sexy, action-packed six-book epic fantasy series: Book One (Forged in Death), Book Two (Chained by Fear), Book Three (Shadowed By Demons), Book Four (title TK), Book Five (title TK), Book Six (title TK).

The DW Chronicles is not for children and teenagers -- or the faint of heart. But if you like graphic fantasy that is bursting with excitement yet still has a lot going on between the lines, I think you'll love my series.

In a groundbreaking paradox, the Death Wizard, a champion of good, derives his power from a source traditionally seen as negative -- death. His nemesis, an evil sorcerer, derives his power from the sun, the benevolent source of all life. Their struggle to control the fate of the planet Triken will take your breath away.

Forged in Death by Jim Melvin
(The Death Wizard Chronicles, #1)

Forged in Death (The Death Wizard Chronicles, #1)Fantasy fiction for adults who want to escape to new worlds filled with dragons, magic and chaos, Forged in Death by Jim Melvin opens with a solid punch to the gut. Imagine finding yourself held prisoner in a dark, be-spelled pit with no way out, no way to even stretch out without causing yourself horrible pain. That is where we meet our hero, Torg, a user of death magic, a man who “has died a thousand times” and earned the right to be called king.

This is Torg’s journey, his fight against Invictus, who uses the power of the sun to defeat his foes. Follow Torg as gruesome battles are waged, sexual heat is presented as an in-your-face event and the fortitude of a man is tested on a regular basis. The cornerstone for this series, Forged in Death has a world that is created, fleshed out and thoroughly entrancing as even a wisp of air feels as if it has touched the reader.

High fantasy is as personal as what toppings one wants on their pizza, how thick the crust is and how much sauce is too much, but Jim Melvin has done a marvelous job of getting everything just right, adding his own personal touches and not being afraid to use bold and confident strokes in his writing. Mr. Melvin has set the stage for future installments and left the door wide open for readers to wonder what will happen next!

Solid reading, great characters and a world unlike any we have known. Prepare to lose yourself on the planet Trikon, next stop, book two!

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