- Title: White Trash Warlock
- Author: David R. Slayton
- Publisher: Blackstone Publishing on October 13, 2020
- Genre: Fantasy
- Pages: 320
- Formats Available: Paperback, Audiobook, CD Audio, & Digital
- Rating: 5/5
Trigger Warnings: Graphic Violence, Murder, Child Abuse
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White Trash Warlock Blurb
Not all magicians go to schools of magic.
Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage.
Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife.
It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings … including his first love.Copied from Amazon
Well, I can say one thing. White Trash Warlock is like no other book of magic I have ever read. David R. Slayton packs a punch in this non-stop action thriller of a fantasy! I love Adam and am glad that this is part of a series. I am ready for the next installment right now.
Adam Binder had a screwed-up upbringing. This family is the epitome of dysfunction. But I loved learning all I could about the whole bunch of them. Robert seems like a real asshole, but once you understand the whys of his behavior, you can understand.
The love stories that thread throughout the book are heart-wrenching. Adam deserves love yet can’t accept it when offered. Thanks to the ex who broke his heart and the small-town life that would not allow him to be himself. I hope that his relationship with Vic comes full circle in the next book.
The world-building in this novel is phenomenal. I want to visit Silver and Argent’s old-time ballroom. The gnomes don’t sound very delightful, but I wouldn’t say no to a meeting. And, who wouldn’t want to see a bunch of dragons?
This book entertained me, and I am thrilled to award it a full 5 out of 5 stars. If fantasy is your thing, White Trash Warlock would be a great addition to your collection. It also comes in an audiobook format that I can’t wait to listen to.
About the Author – David R. Slayton
David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.