Damian’s Oracle vs. Damian’s Assassin: the debate

I read every review I receive, and I’m seeing a pattern: those who had trouble getting through the first half of D’s Oracle, loved D’s Assassin, and those who loved the first half of D’s Oracle, despised D’s Assassin!

I think D’s Oracle appealed to people who primarily enjoy character development while D’s Assassin appealed to people who love primarily love a creative plot.  Maybe??  D’s Oracle: more prose.  D’s Assassin: quicker pace.  D’s Oracle: more characters and exposure to the Guardian’s world.  D’s Assassin: more focused on the heroes.   In general, I think D’s Assassin was better written as far as flow and timeline but D’s Oracle did better at developing some of the main characters.  I shall endeavor to balance out my next one so it both flows well and has good character development!!


It’s awesome I have both types of readers interested in my books, but I wonder if that means I’ve doubled the appeal of my writing to two distinct audiences or I’ve lost everyone due to the differences between the two books?!

Deep thoughts for a Monday.

8 thoughts on “Damian’s Oracle vs. Damian’s Assassin: the debate

  1. I know I have said this on many review sites, but I loved both books. For the similarities and the differences. I read A LOT (roughly 4 or 5 books a week) so I like variety and the differences didn’t bother me at all. As long as there aren’t huge changes in the characters I’m happy. In fact when you introduce new characters (like Bianca) sometimes a different style is warrented if that new character is nothing like the others. I’m not a pro, I’m sure others will disagree with me, but I think your story line is marvelous and it captivates my mind so that I just have to find out what happens, with either writting style. All I ask is that you keep writting about these people. Thanks for the good books!

    • Thank you, Katie! Your comments always make me smile. 🙂 I will keep writing about these people and adding more characters. I love good, interesting storylines, too, which is what I strive to write. I’m learning to balance good storylines with better story telling consistency … lol … will one day knock both out of the park!!!!

      Lizzy 🙂

  2. I have to say that I loved both books and was very sad when I could not read the next book right away.

    I loved the idea that the good and the bad guys have to stay in balance. That the White God can’t kill off the Black God and the other way around.

    Thank you for a great few hours of reading and I look forward to the next installment…


    • Yes, I’m a fan of the balance aspect, too. When I researched the original mythology behind the White and Black Gods, I couldn’t really find much, except that they were locked in a battle on earth – for all eternity! It’s a really neat perspective – the ebb and flow of good and evil over time and the continuous struggle people have both internally and with outside influences. It made for a really good foundation to this series!

  3. Damian’s oracle and Damian’s assassin were wonderful. I loved reading that and look forward to the next book in the series.

  4. I ahve read both and enjoyed them both cant wait to see if there is a 3rd. thank you for the enjoyment of read these two books.

    • You’re most welcome!! I posted info about the series today on my website. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!!

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