Monday, December 11, 2023

[Review] — "THE MELODY OF THREE" is an Imaginative Fantasy Tale

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE MELODY OF THREE by S.D. Reeves Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About the Book

Sorcerer Christaan De Rein's return to Liverpool does not go well, starting with the fact that his trusted apprentice, Higgins, dies on the way. Then again, Higgins dies a lot. Of course, Rein doesn't expect to be welcomed with open arms after being banished for nine years, but a cryptic summons from The Musician herself cannot go unanswered.

But when Rein arrives all is in chaos. People with fairy blood are turning up dead. The Forum Magicae is undone and the Curators sieged.

And in another world altogether, where Earth is just a legend, a girl named Niena and a cursed lyre hold the key to saving both realms. Or destroying them.


Praise for the Book

★★★★ "Reeves writes with both the mechanical acuity of Shakespeare and the warm, wry wit of Terry Pratchett...This is an exquisitely written start to a new fantasy series that demonstrates the dangers of an irresistible distraction."- Red City Review

★★★★"A cleverly plotted fantasy adventure, thoughtfully written.' The Wishing Shelf Book Awards"- The Wishing Shelf

1/2"...vivid and immersive, directly drawing the reader into the world and letting us feel the danger of a ship in stormy waters or the difficulty of finding a path through the chaos of a London crowd.”- IndieReader


My Review

THE MELODY OF THREE is a "steampunk" story with fantastical elements, at least that's what I'm calling it. Sincerely speaking, I needed to go through many chapters before I became engrossed in the characters and storyline of the narrative. Although I'm not a fan of Terry Pratchett, I did notice a Terry Pratchett aura, which would appeal to them. Still, THE MELODY OF THREE was a good book all around. S.D. Reeves, the author, has a natural gift for world-building and providing intricate descriptions. Sorcerer Christaan De Rein, the protagonist, is a fascinating character who I'm sure would appeal to fantasy readers. 


There are narrative problems in THE MELODY OF THREE, but if you examine it too carefully, you can find faults in any work. However, none of these shortcomings detracted from how much I enjoyed reading the book. 

Overall, THE MELODY OF THREE is an imaginative fantasy tale that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. ╌★★★★✰


About S.D. Reeves

Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero, and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy novels. And curse his wife's cold feet.

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Ends December 26th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule

Week One:


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


A Backwards Story



#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Blog Spotlight/IG Post


Rockstar Book Tours


Week Two:


Books and Kats




IG Review


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



IG Post



IG Review

Week Three:


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Review/IG Post


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post


the original B00K nerd

FB Review/IG Post


Locks, Hooks and Books



The Momma Spot


Week Four:



IG Review


Callisto’s calling

IG Review


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post



IG Review


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

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