Mr.Johnson imagination never ceases to amaze me with the worlds he creates and writes about. This book has it all, dystopia, intrigue, romance, sci-fi and mystery. Mr.Johnson does all his own artwork for his books, one of many hats this author wears ( the cover is one of his pieces)You have to have strong protagonists, this author gets into your heart and mind, they’re creative characters with different outlooks on life. His worlds are very descriptive, easy to visualize. Get ready for a trip to ” The Promised Land”. Not your regular sci-fi story. Take the journey into ever blue skies. Morgan and Stephanie won’t disappoint!
It’s 1976, and hippie student Colin and his new girlfriend, Kate, begin their life together during that heatwave summer. But something—or someone—intrudes into Colin’s mind and won’t go away. It leads them to unwind an extraordinary tale, taking them back to events some 500 years ago, to Jusuf, Rodrigo and Gwenna.
Who are they, though, and what is their link with Colin and Kate? And what’s the sinister mystery at the heart of their story that threatens the very existence of Colin and Kate’s own world?
A fresh and original time-slip novel of romance, revenge, religion, and redemption, where twentieth-century England’s North West and fifteenth-century Cornwall are unforgettably evoked with colour, richness and wit. If you like beautifully engrossing tales of mystery and intrigue, you will love
The Forebear’s Candle.
Created by master storyteller Clive S. Johnson, author of Solem (Fantasy) and Beyond Ever Blue Skies (Science Fiction), and the six volumes of the Realm of Dica Series (Fantasy).
I’m glad Clive didn’t change his way of writing with this new book, still using old tongue language. Clive’s style of writing draws me in, I haven’t read another author like him. I’m glad I got the paperback to read poolside as it added to the spookiness of the book, I’m surrounded by woods. Janeen had to leave her village because she had a demon in her, she stayed longer than most children with a demon in them by bewitching the villagers. She didn’t know this, but her father and a friend did. There came a day when her dad knew it was time for her to leave, she was seventeen then. I wonder if the parents know what happens to the children they send away? Luckily she has Sharman, Craith and Dwelgefa. They realize this isn’t a normal case, so the journey begins through the countryside, up rivers and through dense forest. I can visualize the countryside because the description the author writes is so clear I got the goose bumps running up my arms and legs at times. This book is full of mystery, adventure, demons and a little romance. The characters I came to look forward to being with each time I opened the book will be missed. I took the journey, felt the fear, adrenaline and faith with the characters and their creator. You should to! Clive never disappoints, I’ve read his Dica series which blew me away also. This author is one of the best story tellers of the written word. He makes maps to help you visualize the countryside he’s writing about and his drawing blow my mind. Don’t miss out, take the journey!
A Great series ENDED: StarMaker Stella ( Sixth novel in The Realm of Dica) by Clive Johnson
I weft and weaved my way through Clive Johnson’s The Realm of Dica series. It’s a craft he’s perfected throughout this whole series, his prose is mystical, poetic to say the least. His characters will stay with me, as they’ve become part of my thoughts, always wondering what their up to next. I’ve got to know these people and will miss them very much. Geran and Falmeard’s love story, Precinda’s story, Nephril’s story and one of my favorite, Stella’s story. Every book calls your attention from the start with Clive’s book covers, he’s a great artists, from his maps to his drawings and his cover art. In this book Stella needs to know why she feels different from others, she’s never felt part of the realm of Dica. She is a star maker but doesn’t feel that’s what she should be doing. Stella is a strong willed young lady, she comes from Geran & Falmeard after all, Precinda “is” her aunt. Stella’s journey isn’t just about her, it’s about the Dica Realm and all it’s people. Will Stella find what she’s looking for, will she find herself and be happy? I’ve enjoyed being part of this Realm, watching the characters grow. What a brilliant mind the author has. Bye Dica!!!😞😞 May peace be with you all.
Prescinda is leaving Grayden and her marriage. She’s looking forward to going home to Blisteraising to be with her sister and Falmeard. Nephril surprises Prescinda with his arrival, he tells her of talk of a new distant city. Prescinda doesn’t believe him until he says Falmeard has heard of this distant city also and is meeting up with them on their way there. Prescinda is curious and joins Nephril instead of taking the coach ride home. What I love about this book is the characters are stronger and stay true to themselves throughout the journey. Nephril knows they need to find out more about the distant city and what it could mean to the Realm of Dica. We find out about different nationalities within the Realm that Prescinda has strong opinions about, she surprises me with her attitude, but she’s still one of my favorite characters. This book shows a different side to the Realm of Dica. One of my favorite lines is: “Telling time by the sun’s celestial arch”.The ending is one of my favorite ones of all 5 books. The sisters surprise me! There’s so many twist and turns that only Clive can tell with his poetic way of story telling. You can tell Clive lived in the Realm during writing this story. It’s a very well written series. You’ll need to use his awesome maps and a dictionary to help you through this different language that only Clive can write and get you excited about reading. I recommend you read this series. The book covers bring you in and the writing blows you away. Take the journey!