PUBLISHED! Elegy: The Black Diamond by Martha Gilstrap Master gemsman Shay Bladen had a perfect life until betrayal forced him away from the remains of his home. He flees with nothing but an heirloom battleaxe created from single black diamond. With nothing but a cryptic note, he searches for answers among the bloodstone pillars […]
Archive | February, 2013
This story was really hard to stop reading, even as my eyes grew blurry, each night, when I put aside the day, and stole away to enter the fantasy world of Shay Bladen. His adventures, his pain, his experiences, were well written, and the reader (me) FELT involved, as if I had become his confidant, as he went on a long journey to discover his destined glory. His enemies became mine, and I could have cheered for the terrible deaths of his tormentors. I felt his grief for the family he lost, his respect to his warrior teacher, and excitement thrilled me when he discovered what lay beyond the doors. The monsters were scary and the whole book ended too soon.