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3.27.2018

Mythical Doorways ~ Review with Giveaway and Party Invite



Mythical Doorways
A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology
By Katy Huth JonesD. G. DriverLauren Lynch, H.L. BurkeSavannah Jezowski, A. J. BakkeLaurie LuckingJenelle SchmidtArthur DaigleBokerah Bromley, and J.M. Hackman 

This is a delightful and entertaining compilation of fantasy stories that will take you to lands exotic and fantastical. With 11 stories one is sure to discover a new land one wants to visit again. All the stories were a delight to discover with some ranking higher in my personal preference than others but all were well written and I met a few new writers I'd like to again met over words and pages.

The first story Everwild by J.M. Hackman finds Flint North with hours to make a decision that will permanently affect his life. Leave the life he has always known for the unknown of Everwild - a fairy realm that a golden key he has been given will allow him to enter. But can a decision be made based on only a quick glance?

The Well of Fate by Savannah Jezowski finds Ratatosk, a squirrel, determined to change his destiny. But can a tale-spinner become a hero? Tosk is determined to try but facing the challenges that await him will take a courage that he may not possess.  And keep an eye out for an interesting identity reveal at the end (hint, hint)

Jericho and the Magician's Daughter by H.L. Burke finds Jericho Carver in an apprentice position to Magician Hedward Spellsmith. Jericho loves his work but he finds Spellsmith's daughter's thwarted desire to practice magic unfair. But if he goes against his master's wishes he could find himself let go. But Rill's desire to learn is one temptation he may have trouble denying. 

When a young man's desire leads to his banishment in Katy Huth Jones's Dragon's Oath a whole new world is about to open up to him. But new worlds with no one can be lonely and dangerous so when an unlikely rescuer comes to his aid Ethaniel makes a new friend who teaches him a valuable lesson about anger and extracts from him a promise that will lead to healing and a hope for the future.

When the self-recriminations about past decisions drive Seta to seek a better life in The Hallway of Three Doors by D.G. Driver she wants to never make a decision again. But choices are inevitable and Seta has one to make that will determine not only her future but that of the people she has let down in the past.

Door Number Four by Bokerah Brumley finds Cadet Rase Flannigan facing his fears of never achieving his life dream. Today is the day that he has to prove himself and his skills under pressure. If he can find the strength and determination within himself he will earn a place within the Creature Caretakers Corps (CCC). But can someone convinced they will fail, be able to rise to the challenge?

With days to decide where she will spend her life Heidi is on the Threshold (by Laurie Lucking). Can she leave behind her family for the magic and enchantment of Lockwood? Or will she give up her best friend Shawn when her sixteenth birthday? With decisions that no fifteen-year-old should have to make Heidi must discover what her heart is telling her.

In the Idiot's Graveyard by Arthur Daigle Sorcerer Lord Jayden and Dana Illwind find themselves battling an ancient evil that has been awakened by the greed of fools who don't know what they are dealing with. Can Jayden's skills and knowledge of ancient Elven history be enough to stop this threat before the land is ravaged and the people destroyed? With the help of Dana, they have a small hope of success.

The Cosmic Cravings by A.J. Bakke may be one of my favorites starring Bree a mouse-mage who now calls Deart home. Who couldn't love a mouse with a universal chocolate craving that can't be satisfied? But with chocolate only to be found on Earth Bree has a major problem as everyone knows portals can't connect to Earth. What's a mouse-mage to do? Why keep trying with a small mishap or two that just may prove helpful in the end!

Dragon Ward by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt is another one of my favorites in this book. Gwyna and the dragon Keltarrka find themselves in a unique and unexpected predicament when they enter a magical doorway at the same time. Since the war dragons and people have had a distrust and dislike of one another but that may soon change when a forbidden doorway offers a new understanding to both races.

What Lies Ahead by Lauren Lynch finds Roman slave Vassus on a search for what he most desires. But to get what he wants he must rely on a Greek guide and trust that an ancient doorway hidden into a cliff will grant him his desire. But the desire of his heart will take him into the past and offer him a glimpse of the life that he will fulfill.

If you want a sample platter of a clean fantasy reading get ready for some reading that will whet the appetite for more offerings from these writers! I enjoy fantasy reading that is clean and suitable for readers of all ages and this is one I would recommend as fitting this criteria.

I was provided a review copy of this book with no expectations of a positive review - all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Anthology


Eleven Tales of Magical, Mysterious, Mythical Doorways! 

Step through portals and into adventure as the authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy take you on another journey into fantastic worlds. Travel through time, space, and realities to encounter monsters, mechanical foxes, and the Fates themselves. You'll fly with dragons, save implausible beasts, and perhaps find your true home. Choose your path wisely, for dangers lurk in the lands beyond. In the third anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, eleven authors promise you journeys into fairylands hidden within the modern world, futuristic universities, and lands of ancient myth. So what are you waiting for? Cross through our Doorways for the adventure of a lifetime!

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