the best of 2016

A list of my favorite books (from my 5-star rated list) read in 2016.  They may or may not have been published in 2016.  Sometimes I am blessed and run across a book years after it has been published and find a new favorite.

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The Path of Decisions by Mike Shelton

The first book in the Cremelino Prophecy series, The Path of Destiny, is a story of seeking your identity, The Path of Decisions is a story of finding your identity.  In the first book, Mike Shelton gives us a long character development story with little adventure.  Fortunately, The Path of Decisions sees the characters solidifying their identities and it moves us into the adventures, intrigues, magic, and good versus evil found in a solid fantasy, adventure, sword and sorcery fiction novel.

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Flash Point by Thomas Locke

Wow wow wow and wow!  Flash Point definitely qualifies as a five star techno thriller. Brilliant!  It is filled with mind-blowing science combined with fast paced action.  Flash Point is a book that you won’t want to put down.

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Warrior Mage by Lindsay Buroker

This is pure fantasy of the best kind.  The scrapes these characters get into and out of go way beyond plausibility.  It's fantasy!  It is really fun fantasy, of the type that would make an incredible action movie if millions of dollars were available to make it just right.  Lindsay...you are an incredible self-published author.  Are you ready for Hollywood?

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The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy

The Glass Gauntlet is filled with non-stop fun and action that would take the energy of a pre-teen or magically enhanced grown up to keep up with. Your child's heart rate may increase but it shouldn't be too dangerous. Don’t forget though; you have to accept danger to be a member of the Blood Guard.

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The Blood Guard by Carter Roy

As the Percy Jackson books are based upon Greek mythology, The Blood Guard series is based upon Jewish mysticism. In both series’ there is a component of magic. If you are comfortable with those two issues then this is a great book for your child. The message is positive in that it’s protagonists seek to overcome evil. They are kind to strangers and odd-balls, incorporating them into their sphere without question. Good things happen and it is a truly fun story to read.

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