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More Great Fantasy from Down Under

Last QuarrelThe Last Quarrel, Episode One
Duncan Lay
Momentum Books
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I’ve been saying for a while now that some of the best and most exciting fantasy isn’t coming from the Northern Hemisphere.  Some of the freshest stories I’ve read over the last few years have come from Australia and New Zealand.

Case in point, The Last Quarrel.  I’d like to thank MIchelle Cameron of Momentum Books for providing me with a review copy.  I’d also like to apologize for letting it slip through the cracks and not getting to it sooner.  (Although it’s been one of those semesters.  I finished the book nearly two weeks ago, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write the review.)

The Last Quarrel has been published in serial format.  The combined edition will be available on the 23rd.  I’ve pre-ordered it.  Yes, I liked it that much.  I said it’s been almost two weeks since I finished it, yet the scenes and characters from The Last Quarrel have stuck in my mind.  I often don’t remember much about what I read three days ago, so this one had some things that really stood out. Continue reading

A Review of The Last Great Hero: The Age of Heroes

Last Great HeroThe Last Great Hero:  The Age of Heroes 
Scott J. Robinson
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I’d like to start this review by thanking Scott Robinson for the review copy of The Age of Heroes.  This novel was different from your typical fantasy, and that’s a good thing.  I have to wonder if the fact that the author is from Australia has something to do with that.  The Australian authors I’ve read in the last year or so have been doing some things that I find refreshing and different from what I’ve seen from American and British authors.

Rawk is a hero, the greatest.  He’s 55 years old, and he’s about to find out that it’s time to grow up.  Over the course of a little more than a week, Rawk discovers that maybe being the greatest living hero isn’t such a good thing, especially if he wants to continue the living part. Continue reading