Holy Remedy, first place winner of "Best Fiction - Fantasy," from Reader's Favorite 2017 Award Contest.
Holy Remedy, winner of "Best First Novel," from Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Holy Remedy, winner of "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy," from Feathered Quill Book Awards.
Holy Remedy, winner of "Best Fantasy Book Award," from New Apple Literary
Holy Remedy, best fantasy category finalist of the "2017 Book Of The Year Awards" from the Independent Author Network.
"A story with much to admire, particularly in the use and believablity of its characters. The book keeps the reader on edge from start to finish and will leave them licking their lips at the prospect of more, which I understand there will be. The book is instantly recognisable to so many fantasy novels by its departure from those more usual settings. A feather in the cap to the author." Richard M. Ankers, author of the Eternal Series.
"An amazing book from a new writer with a promising career. Highly recommended." Amazon Reviewer
"The book, though short, it is fast paced and will treat you to a mix of adventure and fantasy; the story is amazing, and the author has a bright future." Amazon Reviewer
"In Martins' tale of fantasy and suspense there is never a lack of excitement as there is a new twist upon each page, leaving me spell-bound and captivated wanting to know what will happen next. The writing is excellent; characters are well developed, creating a perfect mix for this epic start to this destined surefire hit series with all fantasy fans." Amazon Reviewer
"The author takes the reader on a roller coaster of a story including a little bit of everything from action and adventure to suspense and twists to keep the reader intrigued from page one until the end." Amazon Reviewer
"I truly hope this is just a small taste of books to come in the future." Amazon Reviewer
"This story is not simply some rehashed plot that has bits and pieces taken from all over the place, but is truly original. I have never come cross the concept before and it felt like a breath of fresh air." Amazon Reviewer
"I cannot wait for the next part and how everything will change, if you like The Lord of The Rings and 300 or Gladiator, you will fall in love with this book, give it a try." Amazon Reviewer
"The book has many elements - surprise, adventure, danger, loyalty, conflict, bravery, superstition, history and lots of twists to captivate readers' attention. The author's creativity, imagination and knowledge about past reflected very well in the book." Amazon Reviewer
"Fast paced plot! I recommend this book to those who fell in love with the Game of Thrones series." Amazon Reviewer
Review rating:5 stars! Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Holy Remedy by J.G. Martins is Book One in The Invisible Conflict Chronicles, an epic tale with a stunning historical setting around the 13th century. It is a period when the quest for power and superstitious beliefs are very strong. The Magyars have barely recovering from the invasion by the Mongols, working hard to rebuild their kingdom. It is at this time that a deadly disease hits the Baron Levente, the regent of Eger. For Bishop Konrád, it's a curse. Unless a cure is found quickly, the Baron will die. A cure has been found, but it is located in the treacherous deeps of the Bükk Mountains and only one man can beat the odds to reach there, the Baron's own pupil and knight, Rodger Clement. Can he make it to the heart of the mountain and be back in time to save his master?
There is a lot to enjoy in Holy Remedy, a tale set against the backdrop of one of Europe's great cultural crossroads and melting pots, Hungary, with lush vegetation and strange beliefs. I couldn't help thinking about the witch-hunting that took place in this land hundreds of years ago. The story features great and compelling characters and a lot of action and fighting. The plot is well conceived and readers are treated to many twists and surprises as they turn the pages. J.G. Martins writes beautiful dialogues and they play a powerful role in enhancing plot and character development. The dialogue flows naturally and merges with the wonderful descriptions to create great beauty in the work. This is a novel with great historical elements, a gripping plot and a huge conflict. Martins definitely takes readers to an historic age and across dangerous lands.