Outpost: Reviews

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Outpost, Book One in The Fylking, a fantasy series woven with Norse mythology, swords and sorcery.


“The tone is excellent, reminiscent of some of the earliest examples of grim Norse fantasy.” – G.R. Matthews, Fantasy Faction (See Entire Review)

“McKinstry’s book proves to be one of the best independently published fantasy novels of the past year. Tense, gritty, exciting, and romantic, Outpost is a tale avid fantasy readers won’t want to miss.” – Self-Publishing Review (See Entire Review)

“The characters were well done, they had lovely developmental arcs, the worldbuilding was thorough and pulled me in right from the beginning. On the whole, Outpost is a really good read that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in epic fantasy with characters that just about jump out of the book.” – E.G. Stone (See Entire Review)

“For anyone who is interested in the rich tapestry of fantasy with solid world building and three dimensional characters, Outpost by F.T. McKinstry is a must read.” – Literary Titan (See Entire Review)

“There was a lot I enjoyed about this book. Firstly, McKinstry’s beautiful prose really shone for me. The world building was excellent, having more than a tinge of norse mythology about it. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely be checking out the next book!” – C.F. Welburn, author of The Ashen Levels (See Entire Review)

“I found this a very enjoyable read with likeable characters living in a well imagined world and I would definitely continue to read more in this series.” – Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog (See Entire Review)

“I really fell in love with this world and its people inhabiting it. I found myself remembering parts of this story throughout my day (even months after finishing) and certain character moments. The tone and vibe were spectacular. I felt I could smell the salt in the air on the coast.” – Amazon Customer Review

“Her pace builds like that of a Stephen King novel, laconic at first, then very interesting and mysterious, and finally becoming a thrilling drama, ratcheting along to an epic conclusion at breakneck speed. At some point it will become really hard for you to put the book down.” – J. Ellyne, author of The Fair and Fey (See Entire Review)

“Rich in detail and beautifully written, the book features incredible world-building, taking place in a fantasy setting that breaks the bounds of expectations. The cultures and concepts and creatures portrayed in this novel are also brought to life so vividly that they practically leap off the pages.” – Mogsy at Bibliosanctum (See Entire Review)

“A truly masterful achievement.” – Michael D. Smith, author of the Jack Commer Series (See Entire Review)

“This is a novel that will get your heart racing and make you bite your nails. The tension was palpable, the dialogues were crisp and the characters were real, despite having powers. They had human flaws that made them approachable and understanding.” – Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite (See Entire Review)

“This book was awesome. The world building was great and in-depth, yet believable and not overwhelming. The plot is solid. The characters are diverse and interesting. Everything flows and comes together.” – J.F. Jenkins, author of The Dragons Saga (See Entire Review)

“Outpost is a richly described fantasy world that I could immediately envision. McKinstry does an excellent job of describing the characters and the landscape with such detail that I felt as if I was immersed in the world. I was amazed at the skill needed to keep the characters’ stories separate and unique. I enjoyed this story thoroughly.” – Anna Smith, Readers’ Favorite (See Entire Review)

“Outpost (The Fylking Book 1) by F.T. McKinstry is an entertaining epic fantasy novel with a unique and distinctly new world sure to entertain anyone who is a fan of the genre. Great story, I really enjoyed it! I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series.” Ryan Jordan, Readers’ Favorite (See Entire Review)

“Welcome to the Outpost, where the portal to another realm must be kept closed or the wrath of hell and power hungry monsters will plow every living creature down in a bloodbath of terror and annihilation. F.T. McKinstry has shown great strength in writing…one huge tapestry of suspense, treachery and magical wars. A well told dark fantasy that twists around itself like a cobra waiting to strike.” – Dianne, Tome Tender (See Entire Review)

“This is a fascinating tale, full of creatures one doesn’t encounter every day. Rich and beautiful descriptions of the landscape and characters really stood out in this story. I could picture myself there. Toward the end it’s very hard to put this book down.” – Erica Lane, Fantasy Book Lane (See Entire Review)

“Outpost is a well written novel, a fantasy saga itching to burst into the stars. F.T. McKinstry created a complex world of Norse inspiration where Otherworldly creatures abound in the treacherous fog and tangled forests…listening to distant echoes of Tolkien.” – Lord Walki Wolf (See Entire Review)

“Outpost is filled with beautiful imagery and touches of magic on every page. I look forward to reading more about these Gods of War in future books of the series.” – HeatherAnne Norbury, Floofy Not Floofy (See Entire Review)

“This was a great read! I love all the creatures in the tale. I also enjoyed many of the characters. I will definitely read on in this series. Recommend if you are looking for a wonderful fantasy book.” – Goodreads (See Entire Review)

“I do enjoy a good fantasy book, and I say a Good Fantasy book, and Outpost fulfilled all the requirements. A clever mix of mythical elements, faery tale, sword & sorcery, and romantic lust.” – Goodreads (See Entire Review)

“F.T. McKinstry’s writing style is superb.” – Goodreads (See Entire Review)

“I was very impressed by this story. Arcmael’s heroic story guides us through a mesmerizing world fraught with danger and Otherworld enemies. I particularly enjoyed the parts in the Wyrvith Forest. All in all a beautiful story.” – Amazon Customer Review

“Nicely done! I immensely enjoyed it.” – Goodreads

Little Tree, by F.T. McKinstry

Outpost Cover ArtOutpost, Book One in The Fylking.

A race of immortal warriors who live by the sword.
A gate between the worlds.
Warriors, royals, seers and warlocks living in uneasy peace on one side of the Veil.
Until now.

© F.T. McKinstry 2017. All Rights Reserved.