Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tinkermage - GnomeSaga (Book II) - by Kenny Soward - The story started in Rough Magick continues

4.5 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Tinkermage continues with the GnomeSaga which began in Rough Magick earlier this year.  Author, Kenny Soward, continues to weave a wonderfully complex world filled with stone creatures, swamp elves, orcs, gnomes (of course), and more.

Niksabella Nur and her brother, Nikselpik, continue to develop their skills in magick as the threat to Hightower, from the Baron and his forces from the Ultraworld become more of a threat.

There is plenty going on in Tinkermage; in addition to preparing to battle the Baron's forces, Nikselpik has to be on the lookout for the former First Wizard out for revenge, and there is romance in the air for Niksabella.  That being said, book two in the GnomeSaga dragged a bit for me. Although there is a big battle scene near the end of Tinkermage, it's not the one we're waiting for.  Look's like we'll need to wait for book three for that one.

I do like Kenny Soward's writing style, the ebb and flow of his words, his attention to detail, and his well-defined characters, all contribute to another good read.

Soward does a good job of bringing the reader up to speed with some highlights from Rough Magick, but I certainly recommend reading book one before reading Tinkermage.

I would be remiss if I didn't give kudos to cover artist Arman Akopian.  I actually found myself attracted to a Gnomestress.  There's something I never expected to type.

Tinkermage is published by Ragnarok Publications and is available in both paperback and Kindle formats from

If you love epic fantasy, you'll love this series.  Highly recommended.

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