Wolf in the Shadow Reviews
Wolf in the Shadow didn't go at all like I had thought. A divergent from tropes, the ending left me wanting more. What will the trio do when something darker is at hand, and friendships are tested? Prove that life is more complicated than Little Red Riding Hood and the Bad Wolf. I can't wait to see what Lissa Dobbs does next.
Something is killing the folks indeed in Black Crystal. This is one of the best stories I have read over the course of this winter. Timothy Hawkins, Eleanor Hestenfield, and Justin Harper are Shadow Walkers who arrive in Black Crystal to deal with the deaths that have been occurring there. What they don't know is that the secret awaiting them is one that will change their lives forever. I will give no spoilers, but when the truth is unveiled, it will blow your mind, as it did mine. When I found out the secret, I was so very surprised. I must admit, I never saw it coming. I loved the writing style of the author and the way she told the story pulled me in from the very start and held me on the edge of my seat to the very end. The story was paced great and the words flowed without a hiccup. The plot was well written. I love her vision and creation of the Shadow Walkers that molded the story and birthed into being a new idea of warriors. The ending couldn't have been tied up better. You don't want to miss this story! Lissa Dobbs is an outstanding author and I can't wait to read her other works. I am a fan!
I was delighted to finally read, "Wolf in the Shadow." I was quite curious about the storyline and love the title. I adore a well-spun yarn and this fast-paced, fantasy story did not disappoint.
A band of three, (one woman and two men) set out to a village named, Dark Crystal to solve the mystery of violent deaths and the disappearances of its inhabitants. With wonderful symbolism and fantastical imagery ( Badass weapons, clothing, scenery all made for another world, a alternate reality.) I found myself asking what is this? A dream? A nightmare? The Dark Ages?
Eleanor was my favorite character. A strong-willed, mysterious young woman with a few secrets, really big ones. I vacillated on 4 or 5 stars, not due to quality, but length. I didn't get quite enough of the suspense and wanted to stay in the woods, just a little bit longer. For the sequences with Eleanor and her discoveries I couldn't help but push my review up into a solid five.
There is no doubt in my mind that if you have ever find yourself in the deep woods, the descriptive, suspenseful scenes from this magical story will grip you in their elegant shadow, as this story did me.
Aradia's Secret Reviews
This was the first time I have read Dobbs and I don't think the last. The world is well done and the characters are well developed. Fresh but flawed. Gwendolyn's mother passes on and she is the only one left to see to the needs of her people in the village of Crowrest. They soon realize that something is wrong with the magic that is so much a part of their lives. As a descendant of the goddess Aradia, Gwen is charged with fixing the problem. With only a cryptic message left from her mother, Gwen sets off with her best friend, Vonner to locate the goddess.
While traveling from E'ma Thalas to Ragekeep and beyond the couple encounters many obstacles along the way. The ancient god, Ixreyus and his devoted followers want her quest to fail at all costs. I found this book to be very well written, the descriptions really came to life. The story is seen totally from Gwen's POV and I would have loved just a little of Vonner's also. Great story though and highly recommended.
“Aradia’s Secret” is a fantasy filled with magic, action, and adventure. In her tale, Dobbs creates worlds within worlds—places for gods, goddesses, and demons to roam freely about the principalities of elves, humans, and halflings... just to name a few.
The plotline to “Aradia’s Secret” flows well and carries the story forward at a good pace. Dobbs’ characters are well-formed, with a likable leading heroine, and others of varying backgrounds who allow the reader a glimpse into their unusual world and pasts. On Gwen’s epic journey to find the goddess who controls the flow of magic to her people, she battles many enemies alongside her faithful companion, Vonner, for whom she has developed feelings. But like most romances—even supernatural ones—there is a twist, and Gwen suspects that her dear friend may not be working in her best interest.
“Aradia’s Secret” is an expansive adventure that will provide readers with a good vacation or weekend read, and it gives readers a sense of satisfaction with each quest that the lead character successfully accomplishes.
Corridors of the Mind
Absolutely loved this book of shorts. Lissa Dobbs has a way with words, once you start reading you're creating a movie reel in your mind and this book I couldn't put down. It is truly that good. Enjoyed every word.