Books by Kathleen Nance

D
Phoenix Unrisen

I truly enjoyed Jigsaw, so when I saw Kathleen Nance had a new book out, I looked forward to having the chance to review it. Unfortunately, this story did not flow well as the suspense plot never really flared to life, weighed down as it was by a convoluted fantasy world. The world-building and th ...

B
Jigsaw

Hmmmm...romantic suspense...not usually a favorite of mine. As I chose to read Jigsaw and review it, I told myself to put aside my preconceptions of romantic suspense. I was going to accept the evil villain lurking around every corner and graciously read all pages wherein the H/H were running from ...

B
Day of Fire

The futuristic saga of 2176 begun in The Legend of Banzai Maguire continues in Kathleen Nance's Day of Fire. This time, the series voyages to a future version of Canada for another high-tech SF thriller. In 2176, Tri-Canada is completely cut off from the rest of the world, quarantined ever since ...

C+
Spellbound

Kathleen Nance's Spellbound features a great hero, a great setting, and some nifty mythology. But the heroine and plot are both overly complicated, and the balance between light and dark story elements is out of whack, resulting in a somewhat disappointing reading experience. As Minstrel of Za ...

C
Enchantment

Kathleen Nance's previous book in this series, More Than Magic, got B grades from AAR reviewers Marianne and Katarina - no softies. They were both initially skeptical, but both were won over by the book's charm. While I enjoyed parts of the follow up, Enchantment, there's nothing here to charm me. ...

B
The Seeker

In Greek mythology the goddess Demeter is presented as a victim. Her beloved daughter Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and required to spend six months each year in the underworld because she ate six pomegranate seeds. During that time, Demeter mourns and refuses to let anything grow. But what if D ...

C
The Warrior

The Warrior, a sequel to The Trickster, which was quite favorable reviewed here at AAR, suffers from a bad case of sequel-itis. But instead of the usual symptom, bloated sections of boring back story, this one assumes the reader has read the prequel and will read the forthcoming sequel and leaves ou ...

B+
The Trickster

I love finding new-to-me authors. Kathleen Nance has written two other books and two novellas, and I may have to go find them if they're all as charming as this novel. Centuries ago, the gods of Olympus ruled the earth. Zeus, the ruler, dallied with many women, among them Io. Long story short, ...

B+
More than Magic

I don't read fantasies. I don't care for them, and I would rarely choose one to read on purpose. When More Than Magic was assigned to me, I groaned. Oh no, I thought. A fantasy, terrific. Then, I read it. Oh yes, I thought. A terrific fantasy! I believe this is only Kathleen Nance's second book and ...

B-
More than Magic

I give up and give in. More than Magic wins the game. Despite some obvious flaws, it has a charm that permeates even the most purple love scene and the sketchiest of paranormal settings. There are plenty of things that should annoy me about this read, that simply don't. Must be magic. Perfumis ...