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The Mirror's Truth: A Novel of Manifest Delusions (Volume 2) Paperback – November 28, 2016
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--Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series.
"If you called The Mirror's Truth a masterpiece, you wouldn't do it justice."
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--Matthew Summers of Smash Dragons
"Pitch black humour, magically enhanced insanity and brutality cranked up to eleven. Highly recommended."
--Anthony Ryan, bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow series.
About the Author
Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author. His novel, BEYOND REDEMPTION, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion, was published by HARPER Voyager on June 16th, 2015.THE MIRROR'S TRUTH, the sequel to BEYOND REDEMPTION, was published in December of 2016 and won an r/Fantasy Stabby award for Best Independent/Self-Published Novel in 2016.
SWARM AND STEEL is being published by Talos Press and is slated for release in August 2017.Michael is represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
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Top Customer Reviews
With the first book of the series, I didn't do this. While I loved the writing, setting, and story elements, I turned to the last page feeling "wronged" somehow because the characters did not meet my expectations. And this was a mistake on my part. If you went looking for heroes in Beyond Redemption...well...you were hunting snipes with a burlap sack in high grass with hungry lions.
So, with The Mirror's Truth, I set aside all of the things I wanted, and I read the book.
And I loved it.
If you like your worlds epic, your "heroes" flawed, and your gods bat-shit crazy, then these books are for you.
I would also like to point out that this was a self-published work as well, and the work that Michael did to bring this amazing book to market is the stuff that...well...books are written about. And it also won the r/Fantasy Stabby award for BEST SELF-PUBLISHED / INDEPENDENT NOVEL OF 2016!!!!
This is an amazing book and I can't wait to read more of the book Michael puts out, and trust me, from what I know he likes to put out ;)
The Mirror's Truth picks up right where BR left off and just proves how great a writer Fletcher is. He does a stupendous job writing from so many different viewpoints and his characterization is so deep. Every character is fleshed out across the novel and, if you read BR, all of your favorites are back and better than ever. Fletch also proves that he is very original with his world building, magic system, and monster creation (though I guess you can't have a fantasy novel without a dragon). My favorite part about TMT is the ability to get inside the mind of each character. It allows you to get a sense of each character's drive and purpose and just adds so much to the storyline.
Fletcher is at the top of my reading list and he needs to be at the top of yours, especially if grimdark fantasy is your cup of tea. If you like Mark Lawrence, you'll love Michael Fletcher. But do yourself a favor and pick up Beyond Redemption first. You'll be happy you did.
"There are no myths or monsters, just things people haven't hallucinated recently."
Well, that was fun. It's actually a bit disturbing that I get these books so well. Does that mean I'm sane, or quite the opposite? Perhaps my own delusions help me understand how this world works. Perhaps the mirror knows, but will it tell me truth?
As a concept, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it, and it's so perfectly executed. I'm being a bit vague, I know. But really these books are better experienced without too much knowledge going in. There is just so much to discover.
Let's just say I'm a fan.
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