Testimonials, Reviews & Awards
2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS: WINNER VISIONARY FICTION CATEGORY
2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: WINNER NEW AGE FICTION
This is the first book I read by Sandy Nathan, and though it’s a second book in the series, I had no problem enjoying the book as a stand alone as well. That’s how well it’s written.
Mogollon is a very intense story that follows Will Duane and his employees on a spiritual retreat, unlike any other. This book is equal parts horror, spiritual, romance, and action. From page one, it is non-stop, a page turner that leaves you on the edge of your seat, seeing where it’s going next. It follows not just Will on his journey, but many connections develop as Will and his team begin becoming inseparably linked with several of the Native American warriors and attendees. Nathan does an amazing job depicting the cultural and spiritual aspects of the story in a very respectful way, which as a reader, I really respected. I also just loved her turn of phrase, and many times I just said, “YES!” out loud at the great way she chose to describe something that otherwise could be mundane, or has been described the same way for centuries. Nathan has a voice all her own and it’s powerful.
Nathan also did an amazing job with character development; there are several who still stick with me today, some in a good way, and some in a revolting way. Nathan does a masterful job of making you FEEL while reading this novel. I guarantee you, you will be changed and spiritually moved after reading this book.
Mogollon seriously defies genre, in the absolute best way. I cannot wait to read the next one!
When I finished the first book I was desperate to find out what happens next, and at that time I was horrified to find out that it had not been written yet. Well I have waited patiently and been rewarded with an excellent read. I love stories about the spirituality of North American Indians and I love how their wisdom is woven through Sandy’s books. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to be taken on a journey to the heart with all the pit falls that are waiting along the path. At times racey it keeps you on the edge of your seat. To tell you the truth I am a little sad that I finished it. Counting the days till the next book is published.
I received a copy of Mogollon from the author as a gift in exchange for an honest review. I will say this…the mystical world and the supernatural in this book was so great! It felt too real! I loved every minute of this book and would recommend all fantasy and paranormal readers get a copy ASAP.
Mogollon is the only book I have read in the Bloodsong series. To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much. Reading the inspiration for the stories (the author’s transcendent experience) only made me even more skeptical. The book starts out a bit slow (there’s some character establishment, exposition, and set-up, probably carried over from the first book), but I decided to give the first two chapters a go. By then end of chapter 2, I was intrigued enough by the plot to want to keep going. As the story continued, it just got better and better. The characters really are that, characters. They are about as extreme as you can get on either end of the spectrum – the richest man in the world, Will Duane, and the most powerful shaman in the world, Grandfather. As it progressed, the plot went to some really wild and wholly unexpected places. I really enjoyed the book, and will probably go back and read the first novel, as I’m sure I’m missing out some things by reading them out of order. Overall, a recommended read.
Take one part modern fantasy, one part Western, and mix in a couple parts mysticism and romance, and you have Sandy Nathan’s “Mogollon.” The book weaves together the story of Will Duane and his staff as they attend a spiritual retreat at the mystical Mogollon Bowl, a place where anyone can gain psychic powers. The world is that of 1997 America, but the book adds in the supernatural and mystical through the Native American spiritual retreat where corporate bigshots can achieve psychic ability and a connection with their inner souls.
Unfortunately, there is evil afoot, and Duane and his staff must join together with Native American warriors and their shaman to combat the malicious force stepping in to dash the chances for a world of love and peace that the shaman so desperately wants. This book is full of action, and has a plot line that will draw you in and keep you reading for hours and hours. Highly recommended!
Reading this novel I felt like I was connected to something powerful and very real. The Mogollon Bowl, pulled me in and at times I’d stop to wonder where fiction started and reality began while reading and hated being interrupted. The Bowl is a magical place that I would travel to any time, if it were real.
If you’re looking for edgy, challenging and intense (in a good way) kind of read, you’ve got it here. This novel is part of a series, but definitely stands alone without difficulties.
Her characters are sexy, deep and even unpredictable at times. I love how Sandy writes normal, simple things that are usually taken for granted in writing and she creates fresh and pleasurable narratives that leave me completely satisfied.
I’m grateful to have been introduced to her works and readily share them with my family and friends.