Today marks the 2nd birthday of Red Litten World, the third book in The Bell Forging Cycle. I tend to talk a lot about my books. So to change things up, I figured it’d be fun to celebrate the anniversary of Red Litten World by letting you speak. Below is a collection of reviews written by readers. I pulled these today. All of the selected reviews are all public, and I’ll link to their location. Since it’s Red Litten World’s birthday, let’s work backward from there…
Red Litten World
“…weird fantasy fiction at its finest.”
“It is pretty rare that I like the third book in a series as well as the first, but I do. The third book in this series is just as well-paced, suspenseful and intriguing as the last.”
“Reasonably entertaining Lovecraftian trilogy.”
“Thank the sweet little baby lord above that I had Red Litten World to keep me company! And I finished it in one day! And it was glorious!”
“Red Litten World is the best so far. Loved being back in all the rich texture and detail of Lovat.”
Buy Red Litten World, the third novel of the Bell Forging Cycle, in eBook or paperback today!
Old Broken Road
“…one of the few male written dark fantasies with some extremely well-written female characters.”
“K.M. Alexander knows how to craft an interesting story and I can’t wait to devour the rest of his works.”
“Well written and deftly plotted with great character development and plenty of thrills and action.”
“Wish I could rate this one at six stars.”
“A delightfully creepy journey into uncharted lands of imagination and dread.”
“Actually a 3.5.”
“Amazing followup to The Stars were Right! Love the exploits of Wal and his crew!”
The Stars Were Right
“The book never lulls. It’s hard to put down. The characters are likable, and the plot is well written.”
“One of the most imaginative action/suspense fantasy horror/thrillers I’ve ever read.”
“A great new spin on Lovecraftian themes, and definitely worth a read!”
“This is like reading for a book by Jack Vance in his prime for the first time, a Jeffrey Thomas’ Punktown story, or one of Gene Wolfe’s New Sun novels.”
“It is very rare to run across a Lovecraftian inspired tale that grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go.”
“A gritty adventure through a city rich with life and death, in the style of a tale told over some cheap whiskey at a dusty dive bar on the outskirts of a bizarre Lovecraftian town.”
“Alexander does a fantastic job evoking a tangled, towering city of hidden alleys, bustling markets, colorful inhabitants, and plenty of those hole-in-the-wall diners with the best local cuisine you’ve ever had.”
“I fell in love with the protagonist Waldo from the start. Almost as much as I love the world in which he lives.”
“The world is explained as needed by the main character and neither leaves us guessing about important story elements nor bores us with a world-history.”
“If you are a hp Lovecraft fan then this book is for you. (Even if you arnt you should give it a read!) What a fantastic book!”
“This book changed the way I look at fantasy as a whole. It was also loaded with a ton of what I’d consider mystery as well. I read straight through the night and couldn’t put it down.”
Buy The Stars Were Right, the first novel of the Bell Forging Cycle, in eBook or paperback today!
Huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time and left reviews on my books. Reviews (both positive and negative) are vital to the success of a novel and its future promotion. Without a minimum number, a lot of promotional houses won’t let someone like me submit special offers on their work. Likewise, new readers won’t know what to expect before they make a purchase. So if you like a book (or a series of books) be sure to leave a review.
I know a lot of readers get stressed about reviews, but they tend to overthink them. Reviews don’t need to be an extensive book report, and you’re not writing an article. (Unless you want to of course.) Just write up a few quick sentences saying why you liked or loathed a particular novel. It helps a lot.
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