I’m thrilled to be taking part in today’s stop for the They Met In A Tavern Book Tour, hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours. Make sure you read my review and enter the giveaway!
They Met In A Tavern
By Elijah Menchaca
Published August 10, 2021
Hardcover – Paperback – Kindle
The band is getting back together-and they really wish they weren’t.
The Starbreakers were your classic teenage heroes. Using their combined powers and skills, they were the most successful group of glintchasers in Corsar. But that all changed the day the city of Relgen died. The group went their separate ways, placing the blame on each other.
Brass carried on as a solo act. Snow was one of the most notable assassins. Church became a town’s spiritual leader. Angel was the owner of a bar and inn. And after years stricken with guilt, Phoenix started a new life as a family man.Years after their falling out, a new threat looms when bounty hunters attack the former heroes. Phoenix tries to reunite the Starbreakers before everything they have left is taken from them. But a lot can change in seven years. And if mending old wounds was easy, they would have done it a long time ago.
The Starbreakers were a team of glintchasers that were very popular back in the day – before an entire city died. All accusing each other, they went their separate ways. Seven years later someone has put a hit out on a bunch of glintchasers – including the Starbreakers (Brass, Phoenix, Snow, Angel, & Church). Brass is still freelancing, causing trouble and just being Brass. Phoenix is a family man now, married to Elizabeth and they have a baby girl. Snow is a lethal assassin. Angel is a tavern owner who moves around a lot. Church is the religious one who wants to help everyone.
First off I loved these characters! Brass has to be my favorite with his attitude towards life, he’s funny and I had more than a few laugh out loud moments. Snow reminded me of Storm from X-Men with her cool abilities. Phoenix is very relatable, once bad ass turned family man. Angel is just doing her own thing and Church does what’s right even when he don’t want to. The premise of this story is one you don’t see very often – the aftermath of a botched job. The pacing was very steady without a full moment. There are quite a few fight scenes, each different in it’s own way. I love the magical abilities of some of the characters. I’m hoping that this will be a series because I would like to know more about Elizabeth and Ruby – they seem to have a few tricks up their sleeves as well.
Overall a solid book that I really enjoyed reading. I will definitely continue on if there’s a sequel or even a prequel just to learn more about these fantastic characters.
About The Author
Elijah Menchaca was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and has been writing and telling stories since he was five. After seeing his first short stories on his grade school classroom’s bookshelf, he knew he was destined for greatness. To chase that greatness (and a girl), he attended the University of Louisville where he minored in Creative Writing, discovered a love for Dungeons and Dragons, and got engaged. When the group of friends he’d made began to go their separate ways and the adventures they told around the table reached their conclusion, Elijah sought to explore his relationship to his past, which eventually gave birth to the story of They Met in a Tavern, his debut novel.
Now, based in Ohio, when he isn’t exploring the world he’s created with more stories, he’s making new memories around the virtual table with his old friends, pondering the worlds of fantasy and superheroes on his YouTube channel, and playing the role of devoted partner to a woman far too good for him.
THE GIVEAWAY – US ONLY
One winner will receive a finished copy of They Met in a Tavern. The giveaway starts on August 9th and ends on August 16th .
Huge thanks to TBR & Beyond Tours and Camcat Books for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review. Make sure to check out what the other hosts are saying below!
Thank you for coming by, have a wonderful day!