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.
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
The Guardian Collection: End of the Sixth Age by Bill Best is the full compilation of the series' novellas, pulled together to form the whole canon in a single volume. The collection tells the stories of an extraordinary (and mismatched) group who are forced to come together in order to defer the inevitable: the coming of an evil so great that it – and the destruction it brings – have been thoroughly foretold. This is a science fiction series with its roots firmly planted in Christianity, and its culminating battle of good versus evil is woven through the strength and struggles of the heroes who are inevitably bound to fight it.
Bill Best's characters in The Guardian Collection: End of the Sixth Age are wonderfully well depicted and come to life almost the moment they are introduced. Given the length of this series (each component being a novella), initially the individuals brought forward were a bit hard to follow, but they were unique enough to catch on with quickly. Best writes with a skill for creating great visuals of body language and movement which assist greatly in this. The compilation packs a huge punch for such a tight little read, with the technical aspects of science fiction and the world it encompasses worthy enough for even the most skeptical reader. I'd recommend The Guardian Collection to those who enjoy quality science fiction in bite-sized morsels. There is the added bonus of symbolism and allegories that lend to a foundation of faith without detracting even a single element of the specialized mechanics that make for a worthwhile space opera.