My review today is for The Mirror’s Truth by
A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.
So where do I began with this mad tale of epic grimdark proportion? Let me go back a little. Last year a author approached me with his book, happens a lot, and I usually politely decline because of my rather “HUGE” TBR stacks. This book intrigued me so I said yes and he had his publisher send me a copy. I received the book but did not read it right away. Something kept drawing me to the book, (probably the author relentlessly hounding me) so I finally gave it a go. That book was Beyond Redemption and the author was of coarse Michael R. Fletcher. Rarely has a book just come out of nowhere and blown me away like BR did. It was a truly fantastic book and I have been trying to tell anyone who would listen about it. So all this being said I had very high hopes for The Mirror’s Truth, probably too high since I loved BR so much, I was ready for a let down with TMT. Let me flat out say that did NOT happen. The Mirror’s Truth continues and even surpasses it in scale and imagination!
From the first page I was home again in the Manifest Delusion world that Michael has created. The same mad world and characters but a distinct new take in this book. I felt that BR was more a story driven, world building kind of book. The Mirror’s Truth is much more a character driven book, taking a fantastic look into our main cast of players, to see what makes them so rutting mad! It was a breathtaking journey that I am still comprehending. This is a dark, bloody, insane, grimdark masterpiece! This is the grimdarkiest of the grimdark, and I love it for just that reason. Embrace the madness!
In conclusion all I can really say is this is my new favorite book. I hold it near and dear to me. This series is the real deal and I cannot recommend it enough. If you like grimdark, dark fantasy, or whatever you want to call it (I just call it damn good) you need to read this book and series. Somehow this series and author still seem to be flying under the radar in the fantasy scene (which is shite). I don’t know how that is with books this outstanding. I have made it my personal mission to get these books the attention they deserve! I will continue to promote with extreme prejudice!
As you know if you have read my reviews before I am not about long reviews with synopsis and spoilers. I just give my opinion on my experience with this book and you can take it from there. Now on to the next book.
Blurbs I made for this book:
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- Series: Manifest Delusions
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Michael R. Fletcher
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0995312222
- ISBN-13: 978-0995312227
Where belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse: The deeper you sink into madness the more powerful you become. But that power comes with a price. Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night. The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free. Your fears manifest and plot your destruction. ****** Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwilling to commit. It was such a short list. How could straying from it have gone so wrong? Now Bedeckt must undo the damage caused by wandering from his precious list. The Geborene god seeks to remake the world with his obsessive need for cleanliness and perfection, but Bedeckt is going to bring him down. Nothing can stop him. Not even death. The two friends he abandoned in the Afterdeath chase after Bedeckt, bent on revenge. Psychotic assassins hunt him. Something cold and evil follows, lurking in the clouds above, shredding reality with its delusions. Madness and sanity war, stretching and tearing the very fabric of existence. The dead shall rise.
“Michael Fletcher’s MANIFEST DELUSIONS is the grimdarkest ofgrimdark, a filthy, rotting, fascinating world full of intriguing psychotics.It’s the sort of wonderful horror you can’t look away from, and there’s nothingelse in the genre quite like it.” —Django Wexler, Author of The Shadow Campaigns
Michael R. Fletcher’s novel, BEYOND REDEMPTION, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion, was published by HARPER Voyager and released June 16th, 2015.
THE MIRROR’S TRUTH, the sequel to BEYOND REDEMPTION, is slated for release in December of 2016.
SWARM AND STEEL, epic dark fantasy, will be published by Talos Publishing (an imprint of Skyhorse/Nightshade Books) in August of 2017.
Check out my review here:Book Review: Beyond Redemption By Michael R. Fletcher
Michael’s first guest blog here:Guest blog: A Wandering Ramble By Michael R. Fletcher, author of Beyond Redemption.
Michael’s second guest blog here: Guest Blog: Rules of a Responsive Reality Part Two by Michael R. Fletcher author of Beyond Redemption.
Our interview is here:The Most Important Interview of All Time, with Michael R. Fletcher and mightythorjrs.