I first heard about this author when I was asked to put up book spotlights. I never actually read these two novels:
Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion
STILLWELL: A HAUNTING ON LONG ISLAND
(click on links to see the book spotlights)
I did, however, get a copy of his first novella-whether I purchased this on my own or it was sent to me I honestly do not remember. I did not review it on my blog at the time. To this day it keeps popping into my head at various times-a short and poignant story which I am sure anyone would enjoy!
About The Hanging Tree (from Amazon)
Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?
This novella is currently .99 on Amazon and I really do suggest you get it-it is a very quick read!
At any rate when the author contacted me and asked if I would read and review Schism (Book 1 of a planned series)-I said yes. I definitely like how this author writes. I finished this book in a little over 2 hours. It is about a mythical world where there are three types of life forms. There are those who live up in the clouds who essentially rule, there are those who live in the tree tops and then there are the outcasts who live on the ground. But times are changing in the land and the King has married a different type of being and they have a child. The King has a brother--hum------Yes, this is a good vs evil type book with lots of action. Your teens will love this one so after you read it--hand it over!!
I was happily surprised when I received Schism in the mail AND Stillwell-A Haunting on Long Island. Thank you Michael Phillip Cash-as soon as I read it I will put up a review of this one as well. (Now the only one I need to get is Brood X!!)
About the book (from Amazon)
On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?
After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael Phillip Cash is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.
Read a few chapters here
Purchase Michael Phillip Cash Books here (both of these books are currently .99)
About the Author (from Amazon)
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.
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