Kingdom Society

The Black Hood

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/08/2023
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Author Biography

I grew up a passion for story telling and creating new worlds. When I was a little kid, I started with classic series like Lord of the Rings and Narnia. Those authors inspired me to finally begin my own quest. Throughout the years I've gained love for anime, sci-fi movies, and still love my comic books. I wanted to bring a kit bash style book to people all around the world. I hope you love it as much as I do.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Kingdom Society: The Black Hood is a work of fantasy in the action and adventure subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and is penned by Nathan Helm. Filled with exciting combat and intense emotional character development, we follow our central protagonist, Alyeth Zane, through a turbulent time that will shape him into the hero he needs to become. His sister Cindrel and his master Xylok are the only ones Alyeth hopes he can trust as the rest of the world descends into darkness, and the unknown future he finds himself in is filled with mystery, all centered around the ominous Black Hood.

Nathan Helm has masterfully crafted a work of sword and sorcery adventure that weaves other genres into its core fantasy world to deliver a fully rounded and unique experience. I particularly enjoyed the mystery elements of the plot as the suspense around the wicked Black Hood built up. Some fascinating blends of science fiction concepts in this world added to the internal logic of how the magic and lore systems fit together. The story is deeply character-led, with particular attention paid to Alyeth’s emotional journey and a lot of narrative work around his actions and dialogue. You always feel like you know his thinking, making us root for his survival and growth. Overall, I'd recommend Kingdom Society: The Black Hood for a highly immersive fantasy that is super easy to get invested in. I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.