Posts that have been tagged with: "Jon Sprunk"

Review

Blood and Iron

Posted: August 12, 2014 by Writer Dan in Books that are Mediocre Meta: Jon Sprunk, Dark Fantasy
Blood and Iron

I’ve been thinking about the concept that lies at the crux of this review for quite a while now. I’ve come across it a couple times in the recent past–the most recent while watching Disney’s Frozen–and each time my realization as to why I wasn’t enjoying the story as much as I should have been eluded me for quite a while. Hopefully I’ve learned something about this concept after having seen it in action for the third time.
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Review

Shadow’s Master

Posted: February 24, 2012 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Jon Sprunk, Fantasy
Shadow’s Master

SHADOW’S MASTER (Amazon) is Jon Sprunk‘s concluding volume (maybe) to his assassin-themed series published by Pyr. It’s a series of books that I quite enjoy due to its fast-paced nature, fun characters and extreme quantities of action. The first novel, SHADOW’S SON (EBR Review), was a great debut novel that lacked some polish while tempting readers with its potential. SHADOW’S LURE (EBR Review) was about as good of a sequel as I could ask for. It improved on nearly all my problems from the first novel.
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Review

Shadow’s Lure

Posted: February 7, 2012 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Jon Sprunk, Fantasy
Shadow’s Lure

There is just something about assassin novels that I love. A while back when I read Jon Sprunk‘s SHADOW’S SON (EBR Review), I was immediately struck by how smooth the novel was, and how fun the main character was. Sprunk’s first novel wasn’t perfect, but it was loaded with promise.

As you all know by now, when it comes to judging new authors I use a slightly different measuring stick. With the first book I want to be pleasantly surprised. The second book is all about improvement. I’m happy to report (and very relieved, because Sprunk is a ridiculously nice guy with an even nicer wife) that Sprunk’s second novel SHADOW’S LURE (Amazon) is better in nearly every way when compared to his first novel.
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Review

Shadow’s Son

Posted: June 16, 2010 by Alan in Books We Like Meta: Jon Sprunk, Heroic Fantasy
Shadow’s Son

We had the very distinct pleasure of meeting Jon Sprunk and his wife this past World Fantasy (coincidentally both Jon’s wife and son have the same names as Steve’s wife and son). We had already heard a lot about him, and had emailed back and forth a few times. It was obvious we would like him, and we did. So when his book came out we were nervous about reviewing it. Jon is a friend, and this is his first book. Luckily we don’t have to hate on his book! It was a very fun book to read.
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