#bookreview: Realms of the Mist by Jude Itakali

This is a stunning review of Jude Itakali’s book, Realms of the Mist, by Liz Gauffreau. Jude writes poetry in our #TankaTuesday community. BONUS: A video interview with Liz and Jude. You won’t want miss it!

Elizabeth Gauffreau

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My Review

I must say up front that I ventured out of my reading comfort zone when I accepted a review copy of Realms of the Mist from the author and agreed to provide an honest review. I have read very little fantasy except for a handful of short stories, so I am unfamiliar with the conventions of the genre.

Genre conventions are an important consideration to keep in mind when recommending a book to other readers, so I read a detailed article to inform myself. I am happy to say that experienced readers of fantasy will find in Realms of the Mist the world-building, magic systems, protagonist and antagonist with magical powers, action scenes, and overarching theme of good versus evil they have come to expect.

What’s more, the book is written in an engaging and thought-provoking way, as Kamau, a…

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Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

12 thoughts on “#bookreview: Realms of the Mist by Jude Itakali

  1. I just listened to Liz’s brilliant brilliant interview with Jude Itakali! Liz’s questions created a wonderful sharing space. This is a must listen to conversation!

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  2. Thank you Colleen, for sharing this. I don’t have proper words for how much I appreciate you.🤍🤍🤍

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