Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Semifinalist 2013
A captivating debut that is delighting general readers and fantasy fans alike. Magic, adventure, mystery, romance… Gift of the Phoenix does not disappoint.
Nashua’s Choice is a short novella that takes place in the years leading up to Gift of the Phoenix. Get more information about this delightful fantasy here.
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Praise for Gift of the Phoenix:
“As an avid reader of fantasy, I often encounter boring or overused plotlines—this was neither! With a fresh new take on fantasy adventure, Cook constructs an enchanting world of magic, kingdoms, rebirth, and death. Her masterful portrayal of characters leaves one feeling as if the characters are close friends, and one quickly devours the pages to know what lies in store…. The plot is quick to hold one’s attention as the novel opens with Nashua and an ancient ritual gone wrong. Then, one is introduced to the main characters and whisked away into a fantasy adventure like no other. Love, hate, fear, uncertainty, and more fill each chapter, and one will never be bored! I simply cannot wait to read more of Donna Cook’s work!” – Excerpt a review by Artemis at Fantasy Book Lovers Unite
“What a wonderful read! I’m normally not a reader of the fantasy genre, but really enjoyed this novel and the way the story was crafted. Donna Cook does such a beautiful job of illustrating her story through written word. I felt completely engaged with the setting and characters. The way she interwove the characters’ back stories is intriguing and creates some interesting conflict throughout. I’m looking forward to reading the prequels and sequels!” – Heidi Early, four-star Goodreads review.
“An incredibly impressive book that grips you from the very start. There is plenty of action in the story, some wonderful characters and magical, atmospheric settings. Donna has created a fascinating realm in this story which, even if you don’t consider yourself a fantasy fan, you’ll definitely enjoy.” – Excerpt of Stephanie Dagg’s review at Books Are Cool.
“This is one of the very best books I have read in a long time. The story line, characters, and locations are established in a manner more indicative of a long established fantasy writer.” – Five-star Amazon review.
“This book was awesome. I was amazed it was a first book. The book was so well done. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait for the next book.” – Five-star Amazon review.
“The story grabs you as you start to read it. For me it was hard to put the book down. I don’t read many books like this but I enjoyed it over my Harry Potters collection.” – Five-star Amazon review.
“I really enjoyed the story and … would like to see more from the author. The characters are well developed and believable and the story itself flowed nicely. The book is long but it doesn’t seem to slow down and I never lost interest or wish to skip ahead as it kept me engaged the whole time. I would like to see the story of Janus developed more as I really liked her character and felt that her story wasn’t really as developed as the rest yet she was still an integral part of it all and interesting to boot. I believe I read that there was a sequel in the works and I will definitely buy it when it is released as Donna Cook’s storytelling is well worth the price of admission.” – Four-star Amazon review.
“I read while waiting for a movie to start, I read while riding in the car, I even read while I was waiting for my cookies to come out of the oven. If I had a spare minute I put it to use! Gift of the Phoenix kept me up into the early morning hours, because the story just wouldn’t get to a place where I could go to sleep.” – Five-star Amazon review.
Read the first few chapters here.