Book Review: Alchemystic by Anton Strout

[Full disclosure:  I know Anton Strout personally.]

Long time readers of my reviews might know that I often name-check Anton as the reason why I feel confident reviewing the works of people I know.  I wasn’t that kind to his first novel. 

Alchemystic is NOT Anton’s first novel.  It shows.

There’s a good balance of action and humor, with just the right level of snarky asides to keep it from getting weighted down, but still feeling natural and compelling.  The first third of the book sometimes slows a tiny bit for (very necessary) exposition, but then it gets moving at a breakneck pace that pulls you right with it.  Anton’s clearly mastered the action-packed (yet quipping) urban fantasy genre, and it’s great fun to go along with the ride.

Popular posts:

  • Link Salad: References From The Digital Publishing Talk
  • Who Knew - A 100 Word Story
  • Quantity, quality, and Alliteration Ink's increased publication schedule for 2014
  • Are You Built For Monogamy, Or Should You Trust An Expert Outside of Their Field? (ATTN @drroshiniraj )
  • Gods - A 100 Word Story
  • A Mess of Reviewing Going On
  • The Only Thing That Needs To Be Said About A Gay Character In Beauty And The Beast