Independent Book Reviewers

The Prince: Lucifer's Origins

J.M. Erickson has done it again! Wow, I loved the story as much as the others of his I’ve read (check them out… he’s got an AMAZING backlist!) As always the world-building is brilliant, detailed, and puts us right in the story, and the characters are dynamic and fully realized. One thing in particular I enjoy about J.M. Erickson’s writing is not only that he can make the most fantastical settings feel totally believable (this is Sci/fi after all), but I like that he writes such strong women characters, something I don’t see much of in this genre. The book can get fairly complex sometimes, but I like that kind of science fiction, and you still care about the characters. The story touches on so many facets of the human experience: science, religion, history, evolution, biology, physics, good vs. evil… a great experience and I hope this storyline continues! Highly recommend!! (5 stars) Stacy Decker– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Having thoroughly enjoyed reading several other books from JM Erickson (his “Birds of Flight” series is amazing!) I Eagerly jumped on the chance to read this one. I admit the title had me a bit curious… was this a religious book? Or more sci/fi/thriller/action/drama like his others? Well, yes. In a way it’s all of it… Complex, riveting, and touches on the deepest corners of the human condition, but is also quite profound at times, but not confusing. I always enjoy the characters in Mr. Erickson’s books, and see what sorts of conflicts they must overcome. I also enjoyed the literary infusion throughout, and now I want to re-read Machiavelli! Thank you, Mr. Erickson, for writing another intelligent and highly entertaining novel, and I very much look forward to your next release. (5 stars) Sam Ryan– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers
An enjoyable, quick read that continues in the stellar writing style of the Birds of Flight Series. This is definitely meant to be read in order (it is not a standalone), and preferably when the previous novel is relatively fresh in your head, as the story picks up from there. But this whole series is just so phenomenal and keeps getting better, it is definitely time well spent. I am never disappointed when reading a J.M. Erickson book, and even though this one is on the shorter side, it still delivers the same high quality, high octane, high stakes action and drama that makes me enjoy all his books. (4-5 stars) Sam Ryan – Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

I can say with certainty that I am so glad that I have invested my time in this entire series by J.M. Erickson, and it is time well-spent! I remember when I read the first book last year not being sure if it would really be something I was into, as it didn’t seem like my typical reading fare. But the great writing, awesome, strong characters, and the challenging plotlines that are unpredictable and keep you on your toes has made me an addict! I love these books, and they seem to get better and better…This series needs to be read in order, and this one, “The Flight of The Black Swan” isn’t as long as the others, but it still makes a very solid contribution to the overall storylines and character insights. A great addition to the series, and looking forward to the next! (5 stars) Karen Matthews – Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

WOW!! One can always depend on J.M. Erickson and his “Birds of Flight” series to entertain. Each book (or novella) very well written, and I’m continuously impressed with Mr. Erickson’s amazing capacity to come-up with new story lines that actually keep me interested, continue to build on the other characters, and all makes sense for the story arc. All in all a good read. I only wish it was longer! (4 stars) Stacy Decker – Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

An impressive level of complexity and character development for a shorter book. Although “Flight of the Black Swan” is shorter than the first 4 books of the series, it still delivers an action-packed entertaining read that had me glued to my Kindle (as usual with these books). The only thing I wish was different was if there could have been even a brief recap, summary throughout to refresh me of some character/situations, because even though I’ve read the previous books, it has been some time and I forget some details. But I still really enjoyed it, and this series continues to impress me as a whole. Recommend. (4-5 stars stars) James Masters– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers