Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Novel Book Reviews -- Kurt Chambers

How do you feel when you first launch you book into the world and eagerly wait for the reviews to come pouring in? Are you excited? Scared? What will the rest of the world think about your masterpiece? Hopefully they will totally get it and crave for more. But everyone is different, right? You can’t really expect everyone to love it. Some might even hate it. You know the saying … There is always one. No matter where you go. Let’s hope the ‘one’ isn’t into reading hehe!!

I am on the brink of releasing my MG fantasy novel, Truth Teller, into print, and in order to celebrate this, I have been giving away free copies of the e-book version. (Please see previous post if you would like a copy.) Last week, I received a review from one of my readers via email, and I would like to share this review with the rest of the world.

Truth Teller Review

Hi Kurt,

I just finished your novel Truth Teller. It was wonderful. I couldn't put it down and read the whole thing through in one sitting.

You have a talent for descriptive writing. I was impressed with how well you portrayed Charlotte. Her character truly reads as the typical 10-year-old little girl, self-absorbed, needing the reassurance of those she trusts around her, yet setting out boldly on a grand adventure. Elderfield is also a great character. You sense the strength of the man he is becoming hidden at times behind the remnants of the boy. Both characters are very well developed as are the supporting characters. Swallow is the mother of every child's dreams. The relationship between Elderfield and his parents and in turn their welcoming of Charlotte is truly an ideal family situation.

I thought the plot progressed with just enough conflict and tension to keep me interested to see what was going to happen next. The scene where Elderfield is attacked by the wolves was just violent enough to keep kids interested without being overly gory as so much media targeted towards children is these days.

Although at 47 I am quite a bit older than your target audience, I can still remember reading books at that age and I am sure I would have loved it then as well. I look forward to reading more of you work and to revisiting Charlotte and Elderfield as their story develops further. I look forward to the release of Wrath of Siren. Thanks for sharing your work.

KJ Conrad

If anyone reading this has a review story you would like to share, I would love to hear it :)

Truth Teller is available in all e-book formats from here:

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  1. What a great review, Kurt! You must be so thrilled. It's good to know I'm not the only one that loves your book so much. Hopefully you'll get many more reviews like this one. :)

    1. haha!! Thanks, Annie :) It is good to know you're not the only one :D

  2. Congratulations on your review, Kurt!

    1. Thank you, Lee :) Nice to see you here, my friend!

  3. What an excellent review! YEAH! I have found your book fascinating since I first heard about it. I think it would be an awesome book to have in print. Wishing you much success and many more fabulous reviews.

    1. Thank you so much, Jess :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.