Hello. Some times has passed since my last journal. I have been a bit busy because I am currently into studying for a master degree (after my degree in Biology) and that's also the reason for my decreased amount of submissions.
I wanted to take little time (don't worry, it will be short Xp) to highly suggest you two books' authors I've never done fanarts before. Both of them also good artists and active on Deviantart.
While different stories, they share a level of high quality writing skills. Rich and still fluent to read.
Wrote a series of books (The Summer King Chronicles) with sentient Gryfons (aka Gryphons Xd) into a fantasy world inhabited also by wolves, other animals, dragons and absence of humans (magic so far is only expressed through spirits etc.)
*Main protagonist is male Gryfon , having a chosen one destiny and a good character development.
*Villains are interesting and complex: they receive proper explains for their action and a good background
*Supporting characters are a surprising point. They're not just good at helping the hero, but there is a particular degree of personal initiative by certain secondary and supporting characters that make them very interesting.
* Plot involve a number of twists, secrets and explains. Keeping high the attention of the reader.
Main criticism (in my opinion) to the series could be an excessive expectation toward the chosen one hero expressed in the first book. However I think the author fixed this in the following books with the increased amount of personal initiative by secondary characters, balancing the "chosen one" element.
Wrote the first book of a series (second book not yet released) about Lyons. They are basically evolved lions into a post-human world with certain anthropomorphic skills (like grabbing tools and creating others).
*Main protagonist is a female. While she has a very strong will and clear desire to overcome her gender's social expectations
, the author managed to create a strong-will female without making her a "Mary Sue" (common mistake for female protagonists).
*Supporting characters have all some kind of detailed and interesting background. With peculiar choices from the author like a very interesting mix of anthropomorphic features and real-life lions behavior (polygamy
perceived as normal).
*Plot is capable to flow well, while I predicted at some point a pair of twists, such prediction were welcome because matched my expectations
being logical ones.
Main criticism (in my opinion) it's toward the villains who tends to be quite flat and totally negative. I think however that (being just the first book) there is full space in the sequel/s to address this, and give them more features and details.
I suggest all the watchers of my gallery to follow these accounts and read their books. I tried to avoid spoilers or details to not ruin the reading, and even if I gave a criticism to both the series keep in mind that in my opinion NO BOOK is absent of this and in such cases the positive points totally overcome the negative aspect.