The Whisper King by Wil Radcliffe – Book Tour Stop

This time I’ve teamed up with BookBear for their book tour of The Whisper King by Wil Radcliffe. They were so generous to send me The Whisper King to read and give an honest review. 

Thank you BookBear!


The Whisper King cover

I read this book on my kindle.

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Necro Publication

Publication Date: July 17th, 2015

Pages: 240 


Synopsis by the publisher:

My name is David Kinder. And this is my story… every goddamn bloodstained word of it.

About 25 years ago when I was six my parents died in a car crash. I was bounced around a few state homes until they finally settled me at Meripitt Hill, an orphanage just outside of Lansing, Michigan. It was there that the shadows started visiting me. Not normal shadows. These shadows moved on their own accord, and whispered strange, alien things to me. Scared the piss out of me.

Wasn’t until Donna Elizondo moved to Meripitt Hill that my life started to actually become bearable. She became my best friend. Taught me to love music and to dance. That kept the shadows away. That kept me safe.

That year we were an epic story of two. We danced. We laughed. Hell, I suspect I was falling in love with her, if kids could really know what love is.

But then she was taken away from me. Adopted.

That’s when the shadows returned for me. That’s when they took me to the Shadow Mountains to serve the Whisper King.

For 25 years I learned how to fight. How to kill. I even learned how to transform myself into a Cuthach…a monster. There were thousands of us being trained there. Thousands of us learning to reach deep inside and unleash the monsters in our guts.

When a spot opened in the Whisper King’s elite guard, the Silent Heart, I was chosen to fill it. But first I had to take one final test. A test that would determine once and for all if I was destined to be man or monster.

Wil Radcliffe
Wil Radcliffe


The Review

” It had my heart racing, my mind working and my eyes darting to the dark corners of the room.”


The Writing

The writing style in this book was really quite unique and one that I enjoyed from beginning till end. The story flowed so nicely and the way David’s story is told makes you feel like he’s sitting down with you in a room filled with dark corners.

The world building was also very well done and the only thing I felt like I missed was that I would have loved to know even more of it.

I love fantasy stories that dares to be brutal and this one definitely dares to be exactly that and even has a good dose of humor as well. Not for the faint of heart.

The Characters

David was a very interesting character with a unique voice and a strong personality. I immediately liked him and felt a connection to him. And the things that David has to go through! I’m rooting for that guy!

There are a whole lot of people and creatures in this story that we get to know. I wish that we could have gone even deeper with some of them. I think there’s a whole lot of interesting stories there, just waiting to be told.

Radcliffe has done a great job with making characters that’s hard to know if you can trust or not.

The Plot

The Whisper King is an extremely fast paced story that grabs a hold of you and refuses to let go. It was interesting, different, unpredictable and thrilling.

There were some twists in there that really took me by surprise.

And that ending!!! Good job Wil Radcliffe! You’ve captured my attention. I need to know what happens next!

Additional Thoughts

I love me some dark fantasy and this one was definitely a treat that devoured. It had my heart racing, my mind working and my eyes darting to the dark the corners of the room.

Monsters will never be the same again!


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Blood Soaked Ashes by Frankie Ash – Blog Tour – Review + Giveaway!




Eramane #2
Author: Frankie Ash
Release Date: January 21st, 2015


                                        A legion from across the sea wants her dead.

final-cover (1)The man she loves would die a thousand deaths to keep her alive.

The demon she fears would cover the lands in blood-soaked ashes to have her again.

Eramane is learning to accept her new life, a life that demands much from her. She is a Breather, and she has no idea how to be one. But when Eramane learns that a passage she opened between her world and the Reach cannot be closed, she will find herself on a treacherous journey searching for dangerous allies.

In the north are the Cloud Walkers; across the South Sea is a kingdom with a massive army. Both could end up destroying her and all that she loves, if the demon she thought was dead doesn’t do it first.


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Frankie Ash lives in Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a master’s in English and wrote ERAMANE (Archway Publishing) and BLOOD SOAKED ASHES (both available online wherever books are sold.)

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First off, I would like to thank Frankie and Amber for letting be join in on this fantastic ride and be a part of this book blog tour!

You can also check out my review of Eramane (the first book in the series) by clicking HERE 🙂

Now, over to the review!

The Writing

As I wrote in my review of Eramane, the way that Frankie Ash shifts between first person and third person perspective is very different from other books that usually just have one or the other. In the first book this caught me a little off guard but I did get used to it and felt like it gave Eramane’s chapters a more recognizable feel to them. The only time I got confused in this book was when it shifted between the perspectives in the same chapter.

Ash has created a very interesting and complex world and I loved that we got to know it so much better in this book.

Even though there were some minor flaws in the writing (could just be in the copy that were sent out) I thought it was beautifully written with an original and good voice.

The Characters

As this series progresses we really get to know Eramane and I find her to be a very intriguing character. There is so much depth to her and I really like the choices she makes throughout the story. She grows as a character and I look forward to see more of her development.

I must say that I do have a little crush on Limearsy! He is an amazing character with so much love and a bit of mystery. The perfect gentleman and also the perfect beast!

When talking about perfect gentlemen, we can’t not mention Eramane’s brother Samiah! The most perfect and protective older brother. Such a lovable character!

And then we have Adikhia. His anger and his thirst for Eramane’s love and for revenge is so strong throughout this book and I love that. No sugarcoating when it comes to Adikhia! I would have loved to know more about him though. I think there is so much more to him than what we got to see.

The book has many other characters as well and I enjoyed every one of them.

The Plot

I flew through this book and was never bored! It is an amazing and exciting story.

The love between Eramane and Limearsy was portrayed beautifully and I could really connect to them.

Kudos to Frankie for writing a story that is not sugarcoated. It is as brutal at times as it is beautiful.

It never felt cliché, which I appreciate a whole lot (cause let’s face it, a lot of fantasy books are very much so these days) and I was intrigued and captivated by this story from beginning to end.

Oh, and the ending really did surprise me!


I can’t wait to read the next book and I highly recommend the Eramane Saga!



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I hope you all enjoyed this stop of the tour!

All of my best wishes to Frankie Ash!

Until next time: Toodles!