Book Review!! Memory War by Paul Anthony Shortt

Book Review!! Memory War by Paul Anthony Shortt

The Memory War

By: Paul Anthony Shortt
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 330
Series: Memory Wars, #3
Published on: 7/16/2014
Book Review!! Memory War by Paul Anthony Shortt

War is coming to New York. Nathan Shepherd's growing band of followers is dedicated to protecting the city, but they now face their greatest threat.


Athamar returns, plunging the city into chaos. Uniting the forces of darkness against Nathan and his allies, Athamar strives to discover a secret hidden for thousands of years. A secret lost to Nathan's memories. Something so dangerous, even the gods themselves fear it.


Nathan and Elena were once the greatest of heroes, champions against evil. Now, haunted by Nathan's past-life betrayal, they must work together and brave the pain of long-buried lifetimes. Somewhere, locked within their former incarnations, lies the key to stopping Athamar, an enemy who has hunted them from one incarnation to the next.


As the city burns and innocents suffer, as heroes fall and hope dies, Nathan and Elena face their final battle, a battle where legends will be reborn.


I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Hello all!,

I hope that this post finds you all well.  I am reviewing a wonderful book called Memory War.  It is the third in the series so there has been two books before.  There is some history between Elena and Shepard that is a little bit lost but they are pretty good about explaining the important aspects, specifically the last life they shared.


So this book has a pretty complex story line, but it is good, there is the good guys, the bad guys, the REALLY bad guys, and the okay kinda good guys turned bad guys turned good guys.  Yes I am looking at you Roland.  This book has all the important aspects of any good paranormal book, vampires, reverents, wizards, corrupt politicians, and death.


Without reading the first two I can not tell you if the writing has gotten better throughout the series, but the writing was good in the third one.  This book has strong writing with strong characters and a strong plot.


This is a really interesting take on reincarnation and I find it very interesting.  In it you remember your past clearly as long as your death was not overly painful or if someone performed a semi ritual that caused past memories to be locked away, or are they?  Yes there is some intrigue when it comes past lives and how they are impacted in the present.  As someone who believes in reincarnation this is an interesting tale and I really enjoy that there are soul mates that transcend time and relative space.


I am really interested in reading the first two even though I know how this trilogy ends.  I would suggest that the reader goes though the series versus reading the last one first.

4.5 stars

About Paul Anthony Shortt

A child at heart who turned to writing and roleplaying games when there simply weren't enough action figures to play out the stories he wanted, Paul Anthony Shortt has been writing all his life.
Growing up surrounded by music, film and theatre gave him a deep love of all forms of storytelling, each teaching him something new he could use. When not playing with the people in his head, he enjoys cooking and regular meet-ups with his gaming group.

He lives in Ireland with his wife Jen and their dogs, Pepper and Jasper. Their first child, Conor William Henry Shortt, was born on July 11th, 2011. He passed away three days later, but brought love and joy into their lives and those of their friends.

The following year, Jen gave birth to twins, Amy and Erica. Their fourth child, Olivia, was born in January, 2014.

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