Nils's Taste in Books
I used to say that I like epic fantasy with a lot of cool action and amazing adventures. I still enjoy that, but having explored the reaches of what indie fantasy has to offer, my tastes have widened a bit. There’s a lot more to fantasy than action and adventure, and I particularly like when an author mixes up the fantastic with the everyday issues we face as humans in the real world.
I strongly believe that it’s the characters who make the story, and that what they actually do is secondary to that. I like characters that feel real, that I can relate to, and that have their own reasons and motivations.
My motivation for reviewing books is that I want others to discover, read, and enjoy them. I don’t add a rating to the books I review here, but I will not review a book that I wouldn’t give at least four stars out of five.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to review books on request. Committing to reading and reviewing a book creates a sense of obligation that sucks the joy out of reading. I don’t mind hearing about interesting new books to check out though – I just won’t tell anyone I’m reading them until I’m done.
More Favourite Books
- All That’s Left Behind, by Miri C. Golden
- Child of the Night Guild, by Andy Peloquin
- Raven’s Ruin, by J.A. Andrews
- Witch Gold, by Justine Rosenberg
- Kingdom of Essence, by Holly Karlsson
- Dragon’s Reach, by JA Andrews
- Storm & Shield, by JD Evans
- Magical Midlife Madness, by KF Breene
- Rumble in Woodhollow, by Jonathan Pembroke
- Land of Perpetual Night, by Miri C. Golden
- The Fated Sky, by EM Swift-Hook
- South Coast, Nathan Lowell
All-Time Favourite Book:
- Moominland Midwinter, by Tove Jansson
Nils's Published Works
Roy van Waldenberger is two people
To those who know him, he’s just Roy – a middle-aged man, tired of the limelight, and looking forward to retirement.
To everyone else, he’s The Wolf of the North, celebrity wrestler and werewolf. One of the most fearsome fighters in the history of blood sports.
It’s a mask he wears, and he hates it.
Who are you, without your demons?
Alene Money lost everything. Her friend, her suitcase, her freedom. They took her home away, and when there was just she and the beast, they took that too.
Snowflakes dance like butterflies.
Young Emma of the anfylk dreams of a quiet life in her little village in the big forest.
She wants to raise a family and grow old in peace and quiet, with the love of her life by her side.
It’s a plain and simple dream, but it’s hers, and she’ll do what it takes to achieve it.