Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"The Calm Before" by Jules Hedger


SERIES: Reign and Ruin #0.5
PUBLISHER: This Thistle Press
GENRE: NA Fantasy
SOURCE: Freebie
LINKS: Goodreads

Three men. One girl. The stage is set for the storm to hit.
Maggie's story did not begin with a fall into Palet. Before she gave up her life on Earth to enter the Reign Walk, her fate was long decided by three points of a triangle: Marty, Cirrus and Lucan. In this special Reign and Ruin novella, spend time with the men of the Wilds in their final moments before the Daughter of Palet entered the room and changed their lives forever.


This is a prequel/companion novella of "The Wilds"—the first instalment in the Reign and Ruin series—in which we can read some scenes that give us little (but good) insides of Marty, Cirrus and Lucan. They are the main male characters of this exciting world Hedger has created, one I can't help being fascinated by, and saying I love those three would be an understatement. Of course, that is for very different reasons, but I do have an appreciation for each of them nevertheless. We get a few additional info herenot just about them, but also Paletand it's all very useful in order to understand certain dynamics and actions better and make the journey to follow an even more interesting one.

You should definitely read this alongside "The Wilds" to be properly absorbed into the fantasy world of Palet and its unique characters, and guess what? The author gives you the chance to do that with both novel and novella for FREE! Are you really able to resist such temptation?



  1. So I guess it's preferable we read it after we've read book #1 ? Duly noted, anyway, thanks for sharing :)

  2. The Wilds was free so I snagged it. I am curious about the world and will add this eventually.

  3. I still need to read and review The Wilds. Will snag this one to read with it.

  4. I'm glad to see that you're having again a great time with the series.

  5. Yes, althouth it's classified as prequel, it would be better to read it after The Wilds.
    My pleasure, Iza :)

  6. Great! I think this is not available for free on Amazon yet, but you should be able to snag it from Smashwords with no problems. Anyway, hope you'll have a good time with The Wilds, Kimberly!

  7. I really am, it's something unique and definitely entertaining.

  8. Bookworm Brandee5 December 2014 at 18:35

    I'm happy that this novella gave you some good background on the characters and drew you further into the story, Silvia. I'm going to check it out. :)

  9. Hope you'll give this NA Fantasy series a go, Brandee!


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