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I felt like I was in a whole new world reading this book... The storyline was also amazing. I would recommend anyone who loves fantasy books to read this as you will def be swept into this world! - Avid Reader Reviews (*Review of Through the Wildwood, Book One)
"You've (Mathias) already achieved much, much more than so many people who like to think of themselves as writers." -- @Gollancz The Deputy Publishing Director of SF, Fantasy & Horror list of the Orion Publishing Group.
"When reading this book, I was reminded of several other fantasy novels that I have read previously. The author's style is individual, but it has the flavor of a Tolkien novel, or possibly Robert Jordan. I detected a great amount of affection in his deliverance of the characters, and their progress throughout the story was handled well. I must say that Vanx is quite a likeable rogue, and the way that the story begins certainly grabs the reader, pulling them into the story whether they like it, or not." -- Kindle Review (*Review of Through the Wildwood, Book One)
Entertaining, action packed, and witty. Overall a good second book that starts where the first left off and I look forward to the next. - Jacob (Review of Dragon Isle, Book Two)
Winterlands can make for brutal and grueling fantasy settings, and Mathias slaps us around with that cold brutality as well as keeping Vanx as lively as ever. His details put us right in the action along with his motely crew of hunters, with beasts and beings of all kinds sharing the land with varying degrees of success. We've got epic serpent danger, Gargans, fae, minotaurs, mammoth shrews, warlocks, a witch to hunt and a pixie queen to save. Vanx is on his game, and so is Poops, who I must admit is my favorite character. Though I do love Chelda, too, and the vision of her with an elf nested in her chest will be with me always. That's what I love most about these books. The plotting and action is stellar, but it's the fun, the vibrant play with language and the sheer unconventional delight that makes them memorable and addicting. I seriously want to sit around the fire and have elk stew with these folks, while also loving the magic and action pulling the narrative along. The book contains a peek into the next book and it looks like more great witch hunting is ahead.
Great fantasy fiction series. Having read the two previous books of this series, I would have to say this one has been the most emotional one thus far. I like that we get to see a softer side of Vanx. I mean who doesn't like a man/or half man that loves dogs. (I still can't get over the whole Poops name,so cute.) Straight to the point if your a hard fantasy buff, and want to be introduced to Vanx's world then this series is the book for you. I wouldn't recommend reading this book on its own, to get the full effect, start with book one. I do think this book stretched a little but the detail to action was impressive. Overall, it was filled with unexpected journey, twists and turns, and sadly enough, death ( I'd don't want to spoil it for you guys, but one of the characters from the first and second book dies in this one). So yes, I recommend this book to anyone, and double yes to moving on to the next book in this series.
Vanx and his new recruits head into the frozen lands to hunt a beast. What they find is an ancient problem that will come to haunt them in the near future. They get their beat and come back triumphant even after loosing one of their members. Each with either gold payment or a piece of the beasts meat or coat. Chelda took the teeth and no gold. Vance has an unmistakable call to go hunt the Hoar Witch. He and his party find a new mage and head in that direction. Darden finds love and his life changes for the better. He does not go on to the other adventure with Vanx.
I found "Saint Elm's Deep," by author M. R. Mathias to be a smooth continuation of the storyline in his The Legend of Vanx Malic series.
M. R. Mathias has a nice approach to his writing that easily draws the reader into the fantastical world he has created. The characters, their dialog and the scenes are very creative and extremely entertaining.
With plenty of fantasy and adventure - and non-stop action - Saint Elm's Deep is easily a page-turner for fans of science fiction or fantasy reads.
Keep up the good work! I'm off to check out the author's other titles!
Mathias draws us back into the world of Vanx Malic, a rich, dense world where every sensation is described so vividly that it is difficult to not feel like you are right there with the characters.
Mathias' sheer output is overwhelming. the man seems to put out a book every month or two. What makes them amazing is that they are not filler and there are no throwaways. Each and every one is a masterpiece and somehow tops the last one. St. Elm's Deep is no different.
Vanx and friends fight through the cold lands of Bitterpeaks to learn more about Gallareal, and in doing so cement their bond further. The crew gets bigger and new friends and new enemies pepper the journey, but the same camaraderie that weaves through all the Vanx stories is present.
And just when things were getting even weirder, the book ends on a cliffhanger. Mathias is a master at this and I personally cant wait for the next installment, which I believe is in January.
good read, series has to be read in order and I read book 4 first which spoiled book 3 for me a little. Really glad I went back and read this one. Storyline top notch I felt like I was experiencing the thrills and scares throughout.
In Saint Elms Deep you are taken on the trip to Great Vale where Chelda was brought up. The journey as you would expect was one of surprises and the territory before arriving in the town was legendary in its treacherous valleys, forests and hills. The group travelling with Vanx were exhausted by the time they reached Great Vale but even when they reached there they were not safe from the unknown creature that was frightening the township. While reading this book you will be taken on a ride so rough and yet so moving as the characters interact with each other and grow bonds that will protect them against the enemy. A great read for a holiday period where you want to curl up and live in a fantasy world for a while.