The Sorrows is the first of many re-published backlist titles from Jonathan Janz and was his first book. It was originally published in 2012 and has been out of print for some time, and I am so glad that this and his other work is being re-released!
Holy crap what a ride that was! Friends, I know you have seen me screaming about The Siren and the Specter and The Children of the Dark, so I am sure that it will come as no surprise to you that I thoroughly enjoyed The Sorrows as well.
The story follows Ben Shadeland and Eddie Blaze, a Hollywood composer duo trying to beat the deadline for the score for the next horror film from renowned director Lee Stanley. Ben’s had a bit of creative block since his
horrible wife divorced him, and Eddie has taken to haunting legends in Northern California to scare Ben into inspiration.
“We are not foretold.”
Beneath the Citadel is a standalone young adult fantasy which at its heart challenges the notion of destiny and predetermination. The city of Eldra has been ruled for centuries by the High Council, which maintains its power through prophecy. It’s been four years since the rebellion was quelled, but there’s a ragtag group of friends determined to fight back against the council so that the all the lives lost meant something.
This is a difficult review for me to write. While I enjoyed the overall plot and found it to be unique, the writing style didn’t really work for me and I personally found the execution to be lacking. It is worth it to note that I buddy read this with Melanie, who loved it, and at the time of writing there is an average rating of 4.05 on Goodreads. While this book didn’t hit the spot for me, I do recommend this book! So without further adieu, let’s hop into the review!
Ragnarok came and went centuries ago, and after Asgard fell the old gods were either dead of stuck in the Netherworld for eternal torment. That is until Loki found a way to escape the Netherworld and into ours… but is he the only god to have found his way to freedom? And will Loki be yet again the pawn in the plans of other gods? Continue reading