BC BookLook – reviewed by Cherie Thiessen


With fifteen different points of view in forty-five short chapters, it's nearly impossible to render a viable synopsis of David Korinetz's fourth fantasy novel, Warlock (Red Tuque $16.95) with its serpentine plot and non-stop action. 

Ships are wrecked in storms, evil sea captains are plotting murder, assassins with incredible powers are lurking everywhere, armies are about to invade. There's danger around every sand dune, tree and corner.

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Writer’s Digest (S.P.B.A.)


Halfling - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

...this ia s fascinating and complex adventure full of bright imagery and unexpected twists. Good Job!' 

Midwest Book Review


Both "FireDrakes" and now "Sorceress" are well crafted, eminently satisfying reads. Very highly recommended for both personal and community library fantasy/science fiction collections...

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"Halfling" is a choice pick for choices of fantasy...

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Todd A. Fonseca, author of The Time Cavern


Sorceress - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

This offering is even more developed and the action and characters more compelling than in his wonderful debut novel. In Sorceress Korinetz sets up multiple parallel story arcs - each one which could have been an independent and compelling story unto their own. He masterfully weaves in each as the tension builds in each arc to its ultimate climax where all arcs eventually join. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

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Readers Favorite Book Reviews


Sorceress - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

This book was a treat to read. It is well written and the story is charming and interesting. It moves quickly and keeps you glued to the pages at every turn.

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Janie Franz, for MyShelf.com


FireDrakes - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

Sometimes a first novel can hold the promise of something fine that will materialize as an author matures in his craft. For Canadian author David Korinetz, however, his first novel is polished, his plot expertly devised, and his characters uniquely drawn. Here there is the promise of much more for years to come.

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Ask David


FireDrakes - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

Not just for kids. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

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Allen Hustad, for the Kelowna Daily Courier


FireDrakes - Chronicles of the Daemon Knights By David Korinetz

David Korinetz is a local Okanagan author. Chronicles of the Daemon Knights is his first Fantasy novel. If you have read and enjoyed the Fantasy books written by such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien, S.M. Stirling or L.E. Modesitt jr., it is likely that you will enjoy this new entry to the Fantasy genre.

The plot line provides lots of action and enough turns and twists to keep you reading beyond the time you thought you would. There are Wizards, both male and female, who have the ability to transport their spirits almost anywhere as fetches, however they can be trapped and destroyed by a more powerful Wizard. The female Wizard in this book appears to be the evil one, and the male Wizard seems to be the more compassionate one. However, there are intimations that this may change in the sequel.

The Emperor is at war with the Dragon wizard, as well as manoeuvring to control the other kingdoms. The several armies are made up Legions, foot soldiers, Men at Arms, Archers, Barons, Dog Soldiers, Elves, Halflings, and Imperial Troopers. The Kings and Emperor make use of Tourneys to select the leaders of the army, which strongly resembles medieval Knights and their subordinates. Numerous battles take place during the course of this story, as well as duels, sieges, and covert actions within and between the different factions. Carpathian traders act as guides and provide transport for the armies on their fleet of sailing ships.

There are Elves who have the ability to practice their own specific magic, and magical beings such as Halflings, and the mysterious Shark Tooth the Kelatch whose past history and powers have been only partially revealed. There are also the sinister wolf men created through the evil black magic of one of the Wizards. Their role in the continuing conflict may be revealed in the sequel.

The protracted battles between the factions are fought using medieval mangonels, catapult engines, treachery, attacks by fire breathing dragons, and sieges.

This is a refreshing new entry to the Fantasy genre and provides great reading entertainment. The author brings a mature touch to the characterization of both the principal and minor characters in the book, which lends extra plausibility to story line. The ending of the book makes it clear that this story is just beginning, and will be continued in the future. Indeed, David Korinetz is currently working on the sequel for this book. I am looking forward to reading it as well. You can purchase the book through Chapters, Mosaic Books and Coles Books.