Aphelion Review # 42 --Lies of the Prophet--

Lies of the Prophet

A Review of C.J. Burch's new novel

Review by Dan L. Hollifield

Type of music/work:

Favtasy Adventure Novel

ISBN: 1-897013-14-0
Price: $3.00 (eBook)

C.J. Burch
Cover Art by Mich Foust
Cyber-Pulp eBook Pyblishing Where you can order the novel.

Mich Foust's website

General impressions of the novel:

Tightly written in a classic fantasy style. CJ Burch brings his chacters to life before the reader's eyes.


It didn't take me long to realize that I'd come in on the middle of a much longer tale. That didn't hurt the story any, though. Its good enough to stand on its own. The references to other adventures and characters were done naturally and they added to the background of the story quite nicely. The pacing was excellent. The story moved along smothly from one scene to the next. I found myself caring about the two protagonists quite early on in the story. This is very good work. I found myself wanting to dig up other stories that CJ has written about these two and their adventures. I wanted more!

"Lies of the Prophet" is a swashbuckling adventure with just the right touches of magic, mayhem, and monsters. My only complaint was that the story ended so quickly. Everything else was first rate.

The Sword & Sorcery genre isn't an easy one to write in, but CJ Burch makes it look easy. All in all, an excellent read. I can't wait for his next novel to come out.

Background info:

I quote here from the Bio on the back of the book:

Review Copyright 2004 by Dan L. Hollifield

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