Review and Spotlight: Fearless

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that’s what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it.

Fearless was a great book, the best one so far in the Pax Arcana series. There is so much to love about this story!

1) It can be read as a stand-alone novel.

On the negative side, there isn’t much that affects my overall opinion of the book. I thought some of the chapters were too long. I also would have liked it if John’s werewolf side had been allowed to be seen more often than it was.

On one point, I am on the fence. I’m not sure if I liked the more subdued version of John. His smart-assed-ness was toned down in this book. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Some readers might like this version of John better. Other readers might miss his snarky comments. There are some in this book, but not as much as in the last book, Daring.

As I said, I loved this book. Those few complaints I mentioned above don’t carry enough weight to alter my rating. I would recommend this series to anyone who likes urban fantasy with a male protagonist. I give Fearless 5 stars for, among other things, the fast pace, depth of characters, and rich mythology.

An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that’s what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it.

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