This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite
Wow. Just, wow. How's that for a review? Pretty great, right? Well, that's definitely what I thought when I finished reading the highly unique, highly inventive and highly fantastic book by author Mark Stone, Calasade: Sanguiem Isle. Follow the story of Caderyn, a wounded and flawed man. Caderyn drinks too much, his wife has died, and he feels responsible for that. When he's commissioned to find and rescue a little girl who has been kidnapped from her own bed, Indrasena, he agrees to go on this journey, mostly because he definitely needs the money. But it's through this adventure, and the secrets that he uncovers along the way, that Caderyn learns what it might take for his own redemption, if only he's up to the task.
I loved this book. Loved. It. And I don't say that lightly. I am a consummate lover of works of fantasy, but lately, I have been getting a bit weary of it. So many books seem too similar; it's almost as if all authors are following a formula when they're writing. Well, that is certainly not so with Mark Stone and his awesome work, Calasade. This book is like almost no other that I've read, and in a day and age when fantasy seems to be the genre of choice for many authors, that really says a lot for the creativity of this author. Any reader who loves the fantasy genre or is looking for a simply great read, should absolutely pick up Calasade: Sanguiem Isle as soon as they can. You won't be disappointed!