Novella Review: Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Faith and Moonlight

Faith and Moonlight (Echoes of the Ascended, #4) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Published: December 15, 2015 by Gelineau & King
Series: Echoes of the Ascended
Other work(s): A Reaper of Stone (Echoes of the Ascended, #1), Rend the Dark (Echoes of the Ascended, #2), Best Left in the Shadows (Echoes of the Ascended, #3)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 104
Rating: 4.5/5, PG-13

Roan and Kay are orphans.

A fire destroys their old life, but they have one chance to enter the School of Faith.

They are given one month to pass the entry trials, but as Roan excels and Kay fails, their devotion to each other is put to the test.

They swore they would face everything together, but when the stakes are losing the life they’ve always dreamed of, what will they do to stay together?

What won’t they do?

Once again, we return to the realm of the Ascended, Aedaron, and meet two new characters: Roan and Kay. After a devastating fire consumes their orphanage, the two youths set out to establish a new, more stable future. By enrolling in the School of Faith, a place where aspirants attempt to become one of the Razors of legend, Roan and Kay hope to stake their claim in history.

But doing so proves Continue reading

Novella Review: Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Best Left in the Shadows

Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Published: November 15, 2015 by Gelineau & King
Series: An Echo of the Ascended
Other work(s): A Reaper of Stone (An Echo of the Ascended, #1), Rend the Dark (An Echo of the Ascended, #2)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 80
Rating: 4.5/5, PG-13

A Highside girl. Beaten. Murdered. Her body found on a Lowside dock. A magistrate comes looking for answers. For justice.
Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside. She is a daughter of the underworld. Bold. Cunning. Free. When an old lover asks for help, she agrees. For a price.
Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer.

With Best Left in the Shadows, we revisit the realm of the Ascended (namely,  Aedaron), where fantastical creatures are the norm.  Only this time, our journey focuses on Alys–a sharp-tongued, cutthroat and information broker with plenty of Continue reading