Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review - The Venerate Order by Troy Dukart + Giveaway

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Things are finally getting better for a college graduate, Strafe Rocknus.  He is surrounded by caring friends, a thoughtful girlfriend, and he is the team leader in a state-sponsored project. While testing out his catapult, he is launched into a mysterious cave. He discovers an ancient and highly valuable artifact. When the artifact lands in the wrong hands, it triggers a war that spans two worlds. Will Strafe be able to stop the war?

The novel reminded me of Square-Enix's Final Fantasy video games series. I could literally imagine the characters going through each obstacle and the fight scenes. However, if I didn't think about the book in that way, some of the details and conversations felt unauthentic. While the novel was fast paced, I would have enjoyed a bit more character and plot development. Overall, a fun read especially for RPG fans.

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**

About the Book:
Author: Troy Dukart
Pub. Date: February 26, 2018
Publisher: Creativia
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 217
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonTBD

Strafe Rocknus has suffered hard losses in his life, but now things are looking up for the college graduate. 

He has a sizzling girlfriend, good friends and a bright career ahead of him. But one day, Strafe awakes in a mysterious cavern, discovers an ancient artifact, and unwittingly ignites a war that spans two worlds: his own, and one he never knew existed. 

With the abyss of the unknown before him, Strafe enters the swirling darkness. Desperate, he must navigate a new and hostile world on the brink of catastrophe, and learn the truth of who he is, while facing a darkness with the power to destroy everything Strafe has ever cared about. 

Soon, he will discover that his greatest strength comes from those he fights for.

About Troy:
Troy Dukart is the author of the Venerate Saga (The Venerate Order, The Venerate Redemption, sequels to follow).

Troy grew up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Troy is recognized by Toastmasters International as an Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze.

He's lived in Japan as well as California. He loves to travel.

Make sure to stop by his website and sign-up for the newsletter to stay in the know!

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE VENERATE ORDER, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:
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5/7/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderExcerpt

5/8/2018- The BookWorm DrinkethReview
5/8/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsExcerpt

5/9/2018- The Genre Minx Book ReviewsExcerpt
5/9/2018- Writer of WrongsGuest Post

5/10/2018- Zooloo book blogReview
5/10/2018- Mythical BooksGuest Post

5/11/2018- two points of interestReview
5/11/2018- Book-o-CrazeExcerpt


  1. The different color figures reminds of fantasy version of Power Rangers. I am sure your book though exceeds that show though.

    1. It's quite similar -- you might enjoy this book if you are a fan of Power Rangers!