Evalyce Worldshaper books # 2, 3, 1.5 by J. Aislynn d’ Merricksson mini reviews

Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing okay. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DON’T HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW BECAUSE I NEED MY SLEEP. YOU KNOW??!?!?!?!? Anyways, I have been getting a lot done lately. I have been pre-making a BUNCH of posts, I wrote a couple thousand more words for my Novel and I finished a 5 page essay in one day and I am super duper proud of myself. Have any of you seen Black Panther yet? I want to but it is sold out everywhere near me for the next week since months ago so once I can watch it I am going to. I was able to have the opportunity to read these 3 books after the first. You can check out my other post here.

Anyways, why don’t we get ahead to the post?


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Pages: 164

Author: J. Aislynn d’Merricksson

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Publisher: CreateSpace

Publishing Date: December 28th 2015

Description according to GoodReads, After claiming two of Amaraaq’s three aspects and freeing Vander, Kalla kyl’ Solidor has become the Mother of Wolves.

But taking a Consort has woken the Lady, and their stay in Arkaddia will result in unexpected shifts within Kalla’s tiny, yet growing pack. She will learn more of who she is, and of the role she is to play in the future. From Arkaddia, the group travels deep into Dashmar to challenge another of Al’dhumarna’s pawns, and Kalla will be pushed further along the path to claiming her last aspect – The Empress.

An estranged family will be reunited, but not without considerable strife. World-shaping changes await the land of Evalyce, the whole world of De Sikkari, and Kalla kyl’ Solidor: the Mother of Wolves.”


Review:

  • I highly suggest reading my review on the first book which is linked up at the top of the page because I would say this book was in the same lane as the other book.
  • The only things that I feel like I need to add are:
    • This book became very fast paced which felt that wasn’t needed as it went from one problem to the next leaving no wiggle room.
    • Also there was a lot more information on certain characters who we didn’t no much about in the first installment which I greatly appreciated.

I give this book 3/5 stars. 


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Pages: 139

Author: J. Aislynn d’Merricksson

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Publisher: CreateSpace

Publishing Date: June 6th, 2016

Description according to GoodReads, ” Kalla has claimed the third and final aspect of the waking wolf goddess.

Now, she and her magister must take the Quill to Ganysha so the Elephant Lord may recreate the binding, and they must find Grael’s Fang before they can face the Nagali. And if that wasn’t enough, there are still lands to be freed.

Meanwhile, darker troubles are brewing. Grosso, at the Nagali’s behest, has begun to corrupt the Emperor of Argoth, fomenting war amongst the normally peaceful Argosians. If the Fleet is mobilized to attack, there will be none to stand in the way of its military might. A return visit to the skycontinent of Argoth has unprecedented repercussions, not just for Kalla, but for her entire pack.

Finding the Fang will be no easy task either. They must brave the tropics of Su Ramerides and the dragons that live among the dense jungle and volcanic mountains. New friends will be found and new enemies made. Redemption and forgiveness abound for those who choose to look. And the most unexpected is yet to come.”


Review:

  • This book was exactly like the first book in my mind but a little more complex and officially ended.
  • The pacing of this book was perfect.
  • The characters had a good resolution which was enjoyable.
  • The ending of this book felt very sudden and a little bland in my opinion but was still none the less enjoyable.
  • In conclusion, this book was a enjoyable, cute read.

I give this book 3/5 stars. 


 

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Pages: 107

Author: J. Aislynn d’Merricksson

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Publisher: CreateSpace

Publishing Date: September 5th, 2015

Description according to GoodReads, “Librarian’s Note: Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.

What if you were faced with a killer you couldn’t see? When a group of miners on the Sikkaran skycity of Port Jericho accidentally release an ancient magick, the Jerachi are assaulted by a force they have never dealt with before.

As the killings continue, this city of mercenaries and Hunters begins to fall prey to the fear. The city is threatened with collapse, and utter destruction until some rather unlikely allies set things to rights, and put Port Jericho on a new path.”


Review:

  • This book was a great side book but felt like it wasn’t needed inside the book series and could’ve been used for a different type of book.
  • The characters were wonderful and how they were delt with was great.
  • The pace in this book felt off.
    • It wasn’t to fast nor to slow.
  • In conclusion, this was a cute little read but felt like it wasn’t needed.

I give this book 2/5 stars. 


 About the Author:

Allemerra! That’s ‘hello’ in Argosian. Argoth is one of the countries of the world of De Sikkari, where my Evalyce novels take place. It is a vibrant world, as real to me as the mundane world here. The ‘J’ in my name stands for Julianna, but I prefer Aislynn.

I have a degree in anthropology you see. I approach my writing from the viewpoint of an anthropologist. My sister calls me a ‘biblioanthropologist’. I like the word. It fits perfectly! What are writers but consummate anthropologists? Writers must employ the skills of the ethnographer, the cultural anthropologist, the archaeologist, the linguist, and sometimes even the psychologist and the naturalist in order to weave their stories. I do not craft this world. I merely found the key to it and happen to have the skills (and courage) to share it with others.

I was destined for a career in forensic anthropology. A medical issue thwarted those plans and I ended up with a bachelor’s in archaeology, and later a master’s and a doctorate in philosophy. Along the crooked path away from what I found familiar, and into the unknown, I
discovered a knack for poetry, and a gift for writing. I’ve honed these raw skills to something worth sharing, and found the key to a world I’ve fallen in love with.

There was a decade-long love affair with teaching, in which I crafted many of my own classes related to mythic studies, anthropology, archaeology, and ethics. My favourite class crafting was for an intro to mythology class. I did not want a boring listing such as Intro to Mythology. So…. I tweeted several famous people, authors, actors, and the like, the question- what would you name a class on mythology if you wanted to be creative. The last person I ever expected to respond was Mark Sheppard (Crowley on Supernatural. His response was ‘Bob’. So I took the challenge, and in the end, I had a class called BoB, a gift from the King of Hell. The full name was Blessing of Bragi, Bragi being the poet and keeper of stories in Norse mythology.

An observant person may notice that my eyes are heterochromatic. One is blue and one is hazel. Now, true heterochromia is rare. In my case it is a personal choice. That medical issue was a serious one. At the age of twenty, I lost my right eye and had prosthesis put in. That gave me the opportunity to express my eccentricity and insist on an eye that was a different colour. It also forced me to confront one of my greatest fears- that of losing my eyesight altogether.

I think I have Loki to thank for that. I follow a Norse spiritual path called Rokkatru. Brother Wildfire always has lessons for me. Fun fact-Loki is also known as the Lord of Laughter. My lessons generally are to teach me to laugh at the mild or major setbacks in life. It’s a lesson I’m slowly learning.

My crooked path has led me to a wonderful home in Northern California, where I live with my sister, bond-brother, bond-mate, niece, a guinea pig, and two kitty cats. Yes, we have a large house! Sometimes it feels a little crowded, but most often it is nice to have the closeness
of family.

I spend my nights as an innkeep, which usually gives me ample time to write, or to read. I love to read! I was an early reader and I always have a book with me. That’s a passion that lead me to becoming a professional book reviewer, freelancing for several review groups such
as the San Francisco Book Review. Such bliss! Paid to read! What could be better?

Synmerra! That’s good-bye in Argosian 🙂

Feel free to stop by Port Jericho! Always happy to see new people.
http://www.aislynndmerricksson.com


You can find and contact J Aislynn d’Merricksson here:

– Website: http://www.aislynndmerricksson.com/
– Creativia page: http://www.creativia.org/arcanepunk-adventures-in-the-world-of-de-sikkari-fantasy-and-science-fiction-author-j-aislynn-d-merricksson.html
– Creativia Mother of Wolves: http://www.creativia.org/mother-of-wolves.html
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Evalyce
– Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cala_Gobraith
– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14165624.J_Aislynn_d_Merricksson
– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.-Aislynn-dMerricksson/e/B013M16DMW/


In accordance with FTC guidelines/regulations for bloggers and endorsements, please note that all the books reviewed on this blog were either purchased by me or provided to me by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review and nothing else. I gain nothing in return for the review other than the book itself.
My reviews reflect my honest opinion and remain uninfluenced despite Lola’sBlogTours through which I obtained these books.

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