Sunday, 15 September 2019

Jason Denzel

The Mystic Trilogy
Mystic Dragon
Mystic Skies


“The bildungsroman plot is familiar, but Denzel’s strong worldbuilding and descriptions help to flesh it out, and Pomella’s manipulation of the Myst through song gives the story a poetic feel. This fantasy adventure is clearly inspired by the classics but still finds something new to say.”

Publishers Weekly

“I enjoyed sharing the adventures with Pomella, and the twists and turns in the plot kept this reader on her toes . . . Pomella has spunk and courage, and sweet Sim is loyal to a fault. It’s hard not to fall into this story.”

RT Book Reviews
4/4.5 stars!

“Mystic is one of the most charming fantasy debuts I’ve read this year. . .If you’re looking for compelling characters and a gorgeously crafted fantasy world, then Mystic will definitely appeal. I love how this is a self-contained story, but I’m also intrigued by the mysteries of the Myst and want to know more about the world and its protagonist Pomella. Seeing how this is the first of a planned trilogy, looks like I’ll get my wish. This was an awesome debut and I’m looking forward to more.”


“It’s the sort of fantasy that should appeal to new readers, with just enough interesting twists, particularly at the very end, that make this promising first novel well worth checking out for regular fantasy readers as well. “


“I was quite impressed with the story. . .MYSTIC by Jason Denzel is sure to be a hit with a wide variety of readers, young and old, for its imaginative scope and loving attention to its characters. Denzel weaves a quick and beautiful story that holds you tight until you turn the last page – with a fantastic final revelation that really makes you smile.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Mystic is a book to immerse yourself in, in a way that makes you feel you can join the adventure as it unfolds on the page. . .Overall, I found Mystic to be highly enjoyable and engaging and am eager for the next in the series.”

The Speculative Herald

” I read through it in two sittings because it flowed so well. . .A good blend of familiar and new. 5/5″


“The plot is interesting, and the ending is quite exciting.  I really enjoyed how things panned out.”

Sci-Fi Fan Letter

“MYSTIC is light, quick, and well done, and I know my kids will enjoy it. I’m proud to have it on my shelf.”

Chez Lannis

Mystic Dragon follows Mystic as the second in Jason Denzel’s fantasy trilogy. As this episode opens, lowborn Pomella AnDone has been a Mystic’s apprentice for seven years, since the events in Mystic.”

Book Loons