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Sorcerer's Sanctuary - Book One: Refuge
Publisher: LunaText Publications
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/16/2013 10:16:19

A common view of an apocalyptic future when all modern technology stops working and society has to adjust to life without it, with the slightly less common twist of the emergence of magical powers... Told through the eyes of an aging computer geek who needs in such a situation to find a new line of work, fortunately as a game developer he has at least some idea of what to do with the magical powers he finds he now has, you are sucked into the story as he recounts it vividly and compellingly.

My one complaint with what would otherwise be an enjoyable 'what if' read is the obsession with homosexuality. It is dragged in, a red herring strewn across the page again and again, jarring you out of the story. It doesn't matter if you're homophile or homophobe, it is rammed into your face when it really contributes nothing to the tale whatsoever. Shame, it would otherwise be an excellent story and worthy of recommendation. Tune it out, and enjoy the book.

[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Gee, Megan, perhaps I should have listed this in the LGBT section. Oh, wait, I did. Yes, there is an "obsession" with homosexuality. And Daniel Keye's award-winning short story (and subsequent award-winning novel, published in 1960) Flowers for Algernon" had an obsession with developmentally disabled people. As the author, I strongly suggest that if you believe that homosexuals should not openly display affection, talk about their relationships and families, or even appear in public as anything but frightened, timid creatures not unlike the Morlocks, please follow Megan's advice and skip this novel. Because, unlike real life (according to Megan and Westboro Baptist Church), the gay characters in this novel are not going to apologize for being real human beings. And Megan? You're not going to like the rest of the books in the series. And I am perfectly okay with that.
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