Book Review: Dreamslinger
Dreamslinger was written by R. J. Johnson and published by Babylon Books in 2021. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle
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R. J. Johnson creates compelling characters and action scenes that gripped me and kept my eyes to the page.
To his family, friends and fiancée, Alex McCray was reported to have been killed in action. Six years pass and then one day he shows up at his dad's house where the two have an emotional reunion. The two then decide to embark on a rock climbing camping trip. During the trip Alex's father hands over a stone necklace which Alex remembers from his youth. As he remembers it, the stone had mystical powers which miraculously healed his best friend's injuries after a bad fall. He had somehow forgot about the incident but while holding the stone, it brought back the memory in vivid detail. Unknown to the two, another man, Rupert Kline, has evil intentions and limitless resources. Kline seeks out the two, kills Alex's father in an effort to gain possession of the mystically powerful stone.
Alex vows to avenge the death of his father and enters into a quest with his best friend to hunt down Kline. He soon learns that his stone isn't the only one in existence and that the powers contained within them could change the world. It becomes apparent that the stones may have originated from an alien civilization and Alex, his fiancée and their pursuers will have to come to grips with that very real and humanity changing possibility.
R. J. Johnson creates compelling characters and action scenes that gripped me and kept my eyes to the page. The Rupert Kline character is as diabolical and evilly addicting as any ever written. The pace of the story flows nicely and the surprise at the end will ensure that I will continue reading this series. The humor that is injected into the action scenes was also very entertaining; especially between Alex and his best friend. If you're into UFOs and those kind of mysteries, you'll love this one!
I give Dreamslinger 4 out of 5 stars.
R. J. Johnson is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #102 on November 15, 2021