Time for another amazing book review, by me, Ray Dawson.
Today I will be doing two short and sweet book reviews from author Shawn Cowling. You can find information about him from his blog Shawn Writes Stuff.
- The first book is a web series called Wren. Wren can be found here at JukePop.
I don’t talk about plot or story in reviews unless I really don’t like a book as I believe any book worth its salt should be enjoyed by the reader. This story was not what I was expecting and while it did get off to a slow start I was hooked by the clever naming of the characters. The story had some fun twists and turns along the way and I appreciated the landscape building. This is a continuing saga and I believe it isn’t over yet. The last chapter that I read ended on a bit of a cliff-hanger and I am interested to see where it goes.
2. The second review is for a short Horror/Science Fiction story named Roan’s Demon found on Amazon.
Writing in the Horror genre can be difficult. There is a very fine line to walk between “eewww that is gross” and “Ahhhhh that is freaky”. I think that Cowling walks this line quite well. While I did have a few issues with continuity, I did, at the end, find myself wanting the story to continue. I’m interested to learn more about the backstories of some of the characters and to see if the evil will persist. I will also say that I found the end satisfying, not the direction that I originally expected it to go.
Over-all I found Cowlings works enjoyable and imaginative. I will investigate his works further and may report more on them in the future.