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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Blood of Invidia is the first book in the Maestru Series by Tom Tinney and Morgen Batten, a strong opening that promises readers a world filled with powerful creatures — aliens, werewolves, and vampires. In this thrilling tale, a race that had disappeared many thousands of years ago resurfaces as mankind faces one of the most insidious threats in its history. Along the streets of New York, aliens are engaged in a deadly battle. Human life meets one of the worst threats of its existence. It’s then that the blood of the invidia becomes the path to stopping the aliens and reclaiming the earth. This is a story that will entice and thrill fans of fantasy and sci-fi.
Blood of Invidia is a work of high imagination, with compelling characters and creatures skillfully plotted into a fantasy that will capture the hearts of readers. The emotional pull might not be so powerful, but the intense action, the well-crafted plot, and the unique concept of the story are original. As one reads on, it is hard not to imagine the action playing out on screen. There is a lot of drama to keep the reader’s heart racing - the writing is superb, the prose is excellent, laced with descriptive imagery. Tom Tinney and Morgen Batten have used suspense ingeniously to maintain the reader’s interest. From the first page of the book, the reader is introduced to some of the key characters in the story and is pulled in by the descriptions. Readers who enjoy great writing, and who love intense action and a complex plot will find delight in these pages.