Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book Review - Sir Edric's Temple

Happy Wednesday, good people of the blogosphere! Today I bring you another book review. This is the first book from my Indie Fever 2014 Reading Challenge list to be reviewed here on the blog. If you don't know about Indie Fever, feel free to check it out and join up here.

Now, a little about the book on the table for massacre uh... review:

Title: Sir Edric's Temple
Author: Thaddeus White
Genre: Fantasy and Humor
Length (print): 124 pages
Purchase Links: Amazon Kindle $2.99

When Sir Edric Greenlock, the Hero of Hornska, is summoned to attend the King in the dead of night he fears imminent execution. Committing adultery is frowned upon in King Lawrence's domains, especially when it's with Lawrence's wife. The King, however, has something else in mind. Priceless royal treasures have been stolen, and the King dispatches Sir Edric to retrieve them in a mission that could optimistically be described as suicidal.

Accompanied by his pathologically loyal manservant Dog, the prudish elf Lysandra, and a man called Colin, he must travel to the Unholy Temple to retrieve the royal treasures from a mysterious thief.

**Will not appear in review elsewhere

Thaddeus was one of the winners of a review from my 12 Days of Christmas contest at the end of last year. I do this once a year to fill my Kindle with books by authors I've never read (and some I have who've released new titles I haven't read). I ask each author to pitch their book to me in a comment and leave me a link so I can snag a sample. I have to admit, White had my attention with the pitch and once I dove into the sample, I couldn't stop reading.

And who wouldn't love this cover?**

Okay, on to the meat and potatoes!!

I grabbed a sample of Sir Edric's Temple after the author pitched the book on my blog. I have to say, I wasn't sure I was going to like it from the description; but, once I started reading, I was sucked in by the excellent writing and world-building going on. When the sample ended and I was upset there was no more to read, I knew I'd hit upon a winner. On the cover is exactly what you'd expect Sir Edric to look like (crossbow and all). Now for the review!

From a Reader's Perspective:
White now owes me a box of cleaning wipes. I can't tell you how many times I laughed while reading this book. Sir Edric's inner monologue will have you rolling on the floor while understanding this is probably what 9/10 of the male population is thinking at any given point in time. It's very true to life in that sense. You also start to actually like him by the end of the book, despite his womanizing ways. Plus, there are mystical creatures, zombies (yay!), and dragons (who doesn't love dragons?). When the end of the book came about, I was not only sad the story was over, but cracking up at the final outcome. It had the most beautiful twist!

From an Editor's Perspective:
This book was so well written, I found no errors. That's saying something. My brain is wired to find even the tiniest slip-ups, and this book had none. Kudos to the author.

1 Star for making me laugh like a crazy person
1 Star for making Sir Edric so darned likeable
1 Star for great world building
1 Star for the fantastic ending
1 Star for editing and lack of errors
Overall, 5 out of 5 stars! Recommended to anyone who loves to laugh and finds humor in male inner-monologue.

I do hope you all check out Sir Edric's Temple. It's a fast, fun, humorous read that's well worth the $2.99 it costs.

As a little aside, I, Zombie went live and is available for purchase here. It's just $0.99 for a limited time, so I suggest you snag one! Party starts on the blog tomorrow so be sure you come on back for that!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!



  1. It really was a great laugh. I actually don't think I've ever laughed aloud so much with any other book I've read. It's something I never would have found without your contest and I'm so happy I did. Amazing job, Mr. White.

    1. I saw your review on Goodreads :) What a lovely thing to do, L. K.! Thanks for supporting a fellow Indie and for the blog love. I'm glad I could help you discover something new and exciting that you really enjoyed :)

  2. Huzzah!

    Thanks, for running the competition, as well as for taking the time to read/review Sir Edric's Temple. This is my only comedy to date, but I do plan on writing more of Sir Edric's (and Dog's) misadventures.

    That's very kind of you, LK. It's a bit tricky to try and pitch comedy right, and it's a relief to know it's generally gone down well (probably as much down to my beta readers as me).

    1. Wonderful to hear! Sir Edric has a fan so I'll be reading all of his adventures. I've got your Bane of Souls on my to read list for this year. I look forward to it, though, if this is your only comedy, I'll surely miss your humor. Good luck out there and thanks for the laughs ;)

    2. You're welcome, Thaddeus! Thanks for writing such an awesome book. I do hope to read more of Sir Edric and Dog. I still have the sample of Bane of Souls and stuck it in my backup pile :) Hey, always good to have options...

  3. This doesn't sound like my typical genre, but your review definitely makes me more interested! By the way, happy book birthday too Jo! I picked up my copy this morning and saw it made the Teen/Horror bestseller list, congrats!

    1. Thank you, Heather! :) Sir Edric is a great book and we all know how anal I am about grammar/punctuation. A little too much sometimes... Hugs!

    2. Hey, Heather. I hope you give the sample a crack, to see if you like it. Can't speak as an objective reader, but I think it's the sort of book where you'll be able to tell fairly quickly if it's for you or not.


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