D. Wallace Peach: Liars and Thieves

My first thoughts in reading D. Wallace Peach’s novel Liars and Thieves (Unraveling the Veil: Book One) was how fluent the author is with the English language. I was grateful to be reading it on my Kindle if only for its instant dictionary as I searched for the meanings of Middle English Words.

After my initial struggle with the language, I found myself immersed in the story and invested in the characters:

Alue — an elf soldier,

Talin –a changeling

 Naj’ar — half-elf, half-goblin.

Together they try to keep peace but are confronted with the Force of Chaos.

For photos and detailed descriptions of these three main characters click on their names above. I only came across these descriptions (given by the author) of her characters after I had read the book. I was pleasantly surprised. They were not at all how I had envisioned elves, goblins and changelings!

Liars and Thieves is a character driven novel in which the setting also plays an important role. In Part One of this three-part series D. Wallace Peach creates a world where goblins inhabit the mountains, the elves the river plains, and the changelings the jungle. As I continued into the author’s world of transitional powers, racial conflicts, clans and crystals, I was transported into the political world of a legal thriller, its pace picking up as the novel progressed into a court case.

The story is narrated in third person from different perspectives but mostly from that of the three main characters. At times, the writing style reads like stage directions for a screenplay, and other times her descriptions are so deep and visual that you are magically transposed into her world of fantasy.

D. Wallace Peach possesses the gift of imagination and the talent to express it.

15 thoughts on “D. Wallace Peach: Liars and Thieves

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, Carol. What a lovely surprise to find the links and review. So appreciated. I guess you found out that I love language. Ha ha. I’m glad you enjoyed the story and that there were moments that swept you into the fantasy world. Hugs.

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  2. Oh, there’s nothing like a book that’s beautifully written, Carol. The use of language can just draw a reader into a story like nothing else can. And this one sounds like a really interesting use of a fantasy world to tell a story.

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    • Oh, thanks, Toni. I didn’t want to repeat what so many others have brilliantly said and tried to look at a different angle. The more I think about her novel the more I admire her writing talents.
      Thanks, Toni for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

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