The Black God's War (Novel)The Black God’s War has arrived, to my sincere surprise, with some very kind reviews from three outstanding book reviewers.

GraceKrispy from MotherLode is a well-respected reviewer who rarely gives out 5 stars (so far, only four other 5-star reviews on her popular blog this year), but she had this to say at the end of her review of The Black God’s War:

If you follow my reviews regularly, you know I don’t give many 5 star reviews. In my way of thinking, there are almost always things I would have changed about a story. Although I’ve listed a few things I’d change about this story (clarify chapter headings and characters’ thoughts), I find that (hours later), I can’t stop thinking about the characters and their journeys. I find myself contemplating the messages that were delivered (whether overtly or veiled). Overall, I find I really can’t stop thinking about this story. Unforgettable story, intriguing characters, compelling journey with unexpected twists- in short, a very satisfying and engaging read. Isn’t that why we read for pleasure?

Then today a review came in from Derek Prior at IndieFantasyReview. Derek wrote a rather critical review of my previously released novella and he’s not the type to blow sunshine, so this was nice to hear:

The Black God’s War is, to date, the finest example of quality independent fantasy I’ve seen. This is undoubtedly due to Siregar’s willingness to write and rewrite until each chapter feels just right to him … As a reader, I was left with absolute confidence that this writer knows his world and characters inside out …

He’s also no slacker when it comes to presentation of his material either. This book has been professionally and extensively edited, proofed, and formatted. There is a remarkable map and a great cover.

This is what indie publishing is all about and I have no qualms about recommending this great novel.

A third professional review also arrived just today. It’s from Robert Duperre at the Journal of Always. Robert wrote the sort of deep, thoughtful, and thorough review that every author dreams of receiving. Here’s an excerpt from his 4.5 star review:

“… there is a rather brilliant climax that left me grinning from ear to ear …

In conclusion, The Black God’s War is a unique experience. The plot is intricate, the characters even more so, and the message is one of beauty. By the time you flip to the last few pages, I hope you have the shivers just as I did, which is how I know that Moses Siregar is going to be around a long time, and his voice, one of unity, passion, and loving sensibilities, is important – in the world at large as well as literature.

So bravo, Mr. Siregar. You wrote a damn good book. You should be very proud.”


The Black God's War [A Stand-Alone Novel] (Splendor and Ruin, Book I)

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I don’t know you very well, but what little I know makes me say “congratulations” and mean it, and makes me happy the book is so well received.

Why, I will even add it to the long list of books I will someday have time to read.

August 3rd, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Moses Siregar III

Thank you!

August 3rd, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Congrats, Moses. I know you’ve been working towards this for a long time, and you really blew the doors of this one. A perfect example of how to do an ebook launch right.

August 3rd, 2011 at 7:29 pm
Moses Siregar III

Thanks, Silver. I feel the launch has gone great so far, but at the same time I wonder if I haven’t done all that I should. It’s fine, though. I’m definitely happy about it all.

August 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm
Charlie Pulsipher

Wow…those are some epic reviews. Congrats. I look forward to seeing your name listed among other great scifi/fantasy authors. Can’t wait for more to come.

August 4th, 2011 at 10:57 am
Moses Siregar III

Thanks, Charlie. It’ll take a lot of hard work and good luck before that happens, but I’ll give it my best shot.

August 4th, 2011 at 11:33 am

Congrats, Moses! looking forward for more from you!
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August 9th, 2011 at 3:26 am
J.G. McKenney

Congratulations! Good to see your hard work paying off.

August 10th, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Moses Siregar III

Thanks, Michael. Thank you, J.G.

August 10th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I gotta grab a copy on this. My friends won’t let me have theirs! They are talking about it and I would die to have it!
Congrats Moses!
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August 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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