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The Resurrected by Kevin Hopson

I must be honest when I first started reading author Kevin Hopson’s book, The Resurrected, I jump to a conclusion. I’m not sure if was the well-done cover or the opening sequence of the book.  I just know that when I read about the fire that was engulfing the woodlands and moving closer to the city, well, yep conclusion born.  You see, I thought at first this could be a book dealing with a potential walking dead type of scenario.  I didn’t do my due diligence and read to much about the book up front as it was by Hopson, and I’ve enjoyed other books by the author.

I have to admit I was wrong, and for that, I do apologize to Hopson. I got to add that the opening did get me hooked and it was a very nice surprise to find that, The Resurrected, was not a medieval walking dead or cursed book.

Instead, readers will find a book set in a period of walled cities, broadswords, an Emperor, and political intrigue.  You will find that those flames are actually those of an encampment of a group that wishes to oust the Emperor of the land. The head of the Emperor’s guard, Asgall, had fought and killed for the man. Some of those were his friends, and those behind the attempted coup are called, The Resurrected.

As mentioned, the book will start informing readers of that fire as it moves closer and closer to the city walls. Those walls are protected by Asgall and his Emperor’s guard.  Their primary mission is to ensure the ruler is protected and at the same time, they must investigate threats from within. It leads one to ask who was the man who blackened the eye of an older male citizen of the city. All Asgall and the guards knew was that he bore that mark, the mark of the Resurrected.

As you read the story you will yourself meeting other key players that will have an impact on the pages. I will not name their allegiances as that may give things away. You will, however, get to meet them through Hopson’s character development. These players are Colum, Owin, Nesta, and Berian. Again, I will not give away who they are but they are players that will have impacts on Asgall, and the kingdom.

The Resurrected is book 1 in the Emperor’s Guard Series by Kevin Hopson. It is a good opening to a series as you will find when you read the story.  I found it to be an engaging read considering its length and do hope to see more of this series.

Please enjoy the video book trailer below.

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Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Reviews

 

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Three Miles Below by Kevin Hopson

A sound penetrates the miles of rock that you are working within and the earth begins to shake. It’s an earthquake and one of the biggest fears a miner can face when working miles under the Earth’s surface. A fear that can become reality at any time and for three co-workers it happens in the short story, Three Miles Below published by Museit Up Publishing.

Kevin Hopson is the writer of this short tale and takes the reader into the world of three friends. The group consists of Daemon, Tayt and Mack. The story is told from Mack’s point of view and we get to read along as he guides his coworkers in a struggle to survive so far underground.

The problem these men face is not just the possibility of dying down below but at times they wonder if there will ever get rescued. They have to take it upon themselves to leave their shelter and try and  make their way through the rubble to the elevator to the surface. They have to hope that there will not be continued aftershocks that could bring the walls down on the, or the air turning foul.

What Kevin Hopson does in this short story is bring you deep within the mindset of this small group of men. He gets you inside their minds and helps bring the comradeship they feel out in this brief story. Things may not go the way they hope but as other factors start to come to light you wonder what is really going on. It’s as you get closer to the end, and the men to the surface, that you find out that maybe they should have stayed below.  There was a possible good reason why their contacts to the surface went unanswered and it’s up to you, the reader, to find out why.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Reviews

 

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Coming in November 2012 – The month of NaNoWriMo

For many that write it’s known that the month of November is National Novel Writing Month, or as most now it NaNoWriMo. It’s a period were writers from young to old are challenged to write a novel of 50,000 words or more over the course of the month.  Those taking part in NaNoWriMo are not just writers, but according to their website, teachers, mechanics and more.

So you’d think that I’d be taking part this year as I am going on and on about the event, but you would be wrong. I’m not going to be working on a novel this month, but instead I’ll be reading my way to 50,000 words or much more.

You see I have a very busy month planned, and when you toss in a Holiday, it will be quite the thing. I’m also going to be stepping outside of my normal comfort level when it comes to reading.  You see the month has some more horror readings with in the titles listed below but one is far from it.  The book, “The Falcon’s Chase” is actually an erotica title that is published by Pink Pepper Press.

So since I’ve given away one title already below is the list of books I am hoping to review by the end of the month. These titles should easily get me past the number of words that many NaNoWriMo writers are going to be writing this month.

I realize my reading is not going to help them but how many new novels are going to come out from the massive effort that is going on? I would never be ever to read them all, if they push to publish them. I just hope that may be some day I may get a chance to read a book that came from NaNoWriMo.

So here is the list of books for this month.

Three Miles Below by Kevin Hopson

White Zombie Anthology Created by Richard Evans; Edited by Andrew Ardizzi

The Falcon’s Chase by Katie Monroe (Erotica) from Pink Pepper Press

Drago’s Revenge Book 2 in The Blood Chronicles by S B Knight

On top of what I have listed above I may be sneaking in a Movie Review and some short story work, but we’ll see if I can find the additional time.

As always, if you are a writer and would like me to take a read of one of your books please contact me. My email is knightmist72@gmail.com.

Photo Credit belongs to me as this was taken outside my home on a cold early November afternoon.

 

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2012 in Personal

 

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