Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Schism

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia? Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a series.
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I've never been the biggest fan of sci fi / fantasy, but Michael Phillip Cash's Schism: The Battle for Darracia (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013) just might have changed my mind.  Cash is simply an excellent storyteller and writer.  With Darracia, he has created a world of characters and conflicts that pulls you in and keeps you hooked.   At 202 pages, Schism is a quick read, but it packs plenty of action in those pages.  I really enjoyed the book, and I definitely plan to check out the other books in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of Schism: The Battle for Darracia to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Gallows Humor

For one of her classes, Baby Puppy had to do a sort of acrostic thing describing herself with the letters of her name.  Here's the letter L.




Cheerful;  awww, that's cute!  At least, I thought so . . . until Baby Puppy said, "Mom, Mom, turn it over . . .






it's a noose!"

Yep, that's my girl!