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Book Review: Cruzader by Omar Morales


When Omar Morales, Guinness World Record holder for writing the longest comic book published, asked me to review his graphic novel, I had no idea what to expect since I don’t think I read more than one graphic novel in my life.  And once I saw the cover and started reading, I realized that Cruzader wasn’t like anything I have read before. 

It’s a comic, it’s a fantasy, and it’s a Christian novel all in one filled with unrighteous villain both from and out of this world. I must confess, I usually wouldn’t pick up a graphic novel especially if it’s a religious one. But reading the Cruzader taught me the real meaning of not judging a book by its cover. I actually enjoyed leafing through the vivid graphics and reading the brief but encompassing dialogue. And the preachy vibe that usually makes me avoid religious books and films was not as intense in the Cruzader. 

The book itself felt more like a series of short films that can be enjoyed independently. Although, you have to read them all until you get to the final few stories where things begin to change. I must admit, I would’ve loved to see more conflict in a lot of scenes. But I guess the concise nature of graphic novels doesn’t leave much room for that. 

All in all, I really enjoyed reading the Cruzader and looking forward to what Omar Morales has in store next. Please grab a copy and let me know what you think. You can also follow Omar on his blog and social media accounts. 

Bio
: Omar Morales is the creator, writer, publisher and eternal sufferer of CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican – a supernatural tale about an exorcist who is forced into duty as a holy hitman for the Vatican against his will. He summarizes CruZader in five words sure to give comic book fans the chills, “Aliens. Prophesies. Sinners & Saints.” Morales literally blew up with CruZader, producing a poster-sized version of chapter one to gain entrance into the Guinness Book of World Records as the titleholder for “Largest Comic Book Published” which you can see at the Guinness website: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-comic-book-published
Bio video: https://youtu.be/4eWFjeWiPaE

Links: http://www.theforcemedia.com or info@theforcemedia.com to purchase direct from me. For a free preview of CruZader chapter one: http://www.freedablecomics.com/comic/cruzader-agent-of-the-vatican/
 

Social Media: http://www.twitter.com/thecruzader ; http://www.facebook.com/theforcemediallc.com ; https://www.instagram.com/the_CruZader/ ; https://plus.google.com/+omorales81 ; https://www.youtube.com/user/omorales81 ; http://thecruzadercomic.tumblr.com/

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I’m still accepting submissions for book reviews. If you have a book that you want me to review or if you want me to promote you or your project on my blog, email me at inquiries@missbenison.com Next available slot is April 15th, email me to book it. 

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Book Review: The Siege and Other Award Winning Short Stories


 

In her collection, The Siege, Esther Newton has proven to be a versatile writer who is able to tell engaging stories, and create strong characters in a terse manner. While each story is an average of 2,000 words long, when reading those tales, the reader feels that he’s traveled a long way with the characters and the plot, as every sentence is in its place, and every word propels the story forward.

My two favorite stories in the collection would be The Siege, the title of the book, which tells a fast-paced tale of entrapment and liberation. And, The Best and Worst Bonfire Night Ever, which is great because Newton was able to narrate multiple events, from multiple viewpoints, in a brief number of pages.

Perfect for the prolific and the novice readers alike, The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories is a collection to keep on your tablet for whenever you need to escape into a fictional world. The book could be bought on Amazon and several other e-book sellers.

 

Book Link: http://www.amazon.com/Siege-Other-Award-Winning-Stories-ebook/dp/B00LCCG9S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409628682&sr=8-1&keywords=the+siege+and+other+award+winning+short+stories

 

Esther Newton’s Blog: http://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/