Wizards of Seattle Series Episode 1 and Episode 2 Review

Cover for Inheritance I have read a few of John O'Riley's books over the past couple of years--so I was really looking forward to reading and reviewing the first two books from his Wizards of Seattle Series.  I had originally planned to feature only one review as part of the tour--but, once I started reading them, I couldn't put them down until I had finished both!  What was my review of Inheritance, Episode 1, and Caretake, Episode 2, of the Wizards of Seattle Series?

I received complimentary copies of these two book for use in my review.  all opinions are my own.

Quick Summary of Inheritance. Episode 1 of the Wizards of Seattle Series.  Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he’d never known existed. Of course, there’s a catch. His younger brother and his cousin will inherit equal parts of the inheritance and it is stipulated in the will that they must live together first before they gain possession of the estate. 

All three of them are potential White Knights with the rare ability to practice advanced white magic. They must learn to use their new power and defend themselves from a secret organization that is armed with potent, black magic. This novella is the first installment of the Wizards of Seattle series.

My review of Inheritance.  Inheritance is a quick read--but, doesn't sacrifice detail and character development.  Sometimes, in shorter episode style series, authors fail to create a visual setting and strong characters.  I am a fan of O'Riley's writing style.  He creates a cast of unique characters and offers readers a lot of detail to pull them into the story.  There was never a point where I felt that the book's length was a detriment.   This was an action packed story--and very well equipped to successfully engage readers with the Wizards of Seattle series.
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Quick Summary of Caretaker. Episode 2 of the Wizards of Seattle Series.  Jason has recently discovered his new category six wizardry was a result of a genetic experiment performed by a secret organization called the Ebullio. Now that he has broken free of their mind control enchantment, suppressed memories float to the surface and he remembers the terrifying abductions and genomic therapy that he and his younger brother, Benjamin, endured. Meanwhile, the Valituras have set their sights on Jason, unleashing powerful curses designed to kill him and his family. As Jason learns more about the Ebullio and the Valituras, he realizes that danger lurks behind every corner and the enemy could be hiding in plain sight. This novella is the second installment of the Wizards of Seattle series.

My review of Caretaker.   Readers will really need to read this series in order to keep up with the episodes--piecing it together randomly will not yield the best results.  Caretaker jumps right into the Inheritance story--like simply turning a page rather than opening a new book.  O'Riley doesn't waste time or pages wit recaps and moves this book as quickly and successfully as the first.

Caretaker is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and other book retailers.

Would I recommend the Wizards of Seattle series by John O'Riley?  The first episode sets the stage for the series and gets the action rolling--and the second one builds seamlessly onto the first.  I enjoy John O'Riley's writing style--his character development and story lines.  If you enjoy wizards, magic, and action/adenture--this series is worth reading.


About the Author
John 6-12-11-2John O'Riley began writing at a very early age. In fact, he's been writing for as long as he can remember. He is an award winning writer of novels and screenplays in the category of urban fantasy, comedy, mystery, science fiction and young adult. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. 

His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays Cursed, Project Pandora, Pinky Swear, Incipio, and Bad Sister which have been listed as Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, and Top Finalists in the 2012 Screenplay Festival, 2012 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 StoryPros International Awards, 2012 Pulsar Sci Fi Screenplay Contest, and the 2012 Reel Authors International Breakout.  

He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Kay Hooper (Bishop Files/ psychic detective thrillers), Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Janet Evanovich. He currently resides in Washington state and owns a very friendly parakeet named Amy who helps spark his imagination.    

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  1. Thank you for reading the books and posting them on your site, AJ! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.



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