Overseer's Island

Fiction - Fantasy - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 12/19/2009
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Overseer’s Island has an unlikely hero. Jack Murphy is a down on his luck alcoholic in a dead end job. Carl Langum is Jack’s elderly neighbor and only friend. Jack has dreams, more like nightmares. He dreams of his own death. Over and over again he relives his death from past lives. He relives each moment and detail. While the details may differ the results are the same, he is brutally murdered by a stranger. Jack knows death is coming soon. This time things end differently. Carl intervenes and stops the stranger before he can kill Jack. Carl is not the elderly friend Jack thought. He is a wizard and shares his knowledge with Jack. When the stranger once again attempts to kill Jack, Carl transports them back in time to where it all began.

R.C. Baze offers readers a delightful fantasy tale with a medieval feel. I’ve always been a fan of sword fights! This book is dialogue driven. The characters are exquisite. This book has an ending that hints at a sequel. I can hardly wait.


Thank you so much for the review. I have a strong feeling that we haven't seen the last of Jack Murphy. For those interested, the book is available at: http://tinyurl.com/chuckbaze