Today, I got a four star review for Numen the Slayer:
“Numen the Slayer by Grady P. Brown would make a great revenge flick! In this fantasy world of divided and bickering kingdoms, Numen Magnus is forcibly removed from his kingship and cast into the wilds of Umbran. He then goes on a quest for revenge, but more one of self discovery. It’s a fun book filled with a great journey that will satisfy any fans of Tolkien-esque fantasy!”
My Kaiju novella, Karmathaur, got a four star review on both GoodReads and Amazon UK today! Here it is:
“From the first line to the first echoing roar of Karmathaur itself, it is clear where the inspiration for the story lies. The story starts with a genetic experiment that is almost thwarted by the police, then moves on a few years later to when the genetically modified and radiation filled zygote (a fertilized egg) has hatched into the monster Karmathaur. We follow a set of friends as they find out about the cult behind the creature’s creation while they battle for survival. The story very much plays out like a Hollywood blockbuster, and like a Hollywood movie it is fast paced, action filled but low on character development. Interestingly the characters start to develop but the one problem with the story halts that, the fact that it is so short. It really follows the blockbuster formula that it is about gruesome deaths and high-octane set pieces. Whilst I am happy with this and soon became aware that this was where the book was heading, there is a sense of loss, that by making it potentially twice the length it could make you feel more for the characters. That said, for a book that costs 99p on Kindle you can not go far wrong, and it could easily be made into a film to rival that of Godzilla or Pacific Rim. The writing is a bit stilted at times but it gets its message across. The one thing that sets this story apart from those films is the end, the hint that this beast, created to destroy the world, might just be more than the sum of its parts.”
My latest fantasy book, The War of the Gilded Beasts is in need of reviews in both Amazon and Goodreads. If anyone is interested, please give me your email and I will send you a complimentary PDF file for your inspection. Thank you for your cooperation and Happy Holidays.
With the new and improved version of my Kaiju novella released, I am eager for reviews to find out if it is a good enough improvement from the original. Is anyone interested in reviewing this work on Amazon? If so, please give me your email and I will send you a PDF file version of the work. Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Numen the Slayer got a new five star review in the United Kingdom branch of Amazon:
“I have to give this book 5 stars. The story had perfect character development, pace and motive for the villains. I was sucked into this book and took my time reading it instead of skipping through it. It made you care for Numen and Grady Brown’s attention to detail was enjoyable. I knew who people were and what they wore, it was like a detailed picture was painted for me on every page. I’m so eager to read the next book and see what happens in the empire. 10/10 for me.”
This was a very enjoyable and unexpected story. In some ways, it reminds me of other dystopian stories in which a fascist organization enforces the lives of its citizens. For example, I did notice some similarities to the film Equilibrium. Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone who likes a dystopian world and how a status quo can be changed.