Two 5-star Reviews for Within the Sacred Circle

I haven’t been posting much because I’m not writing or promoting my books, and haven’t been for about a year. I’ve been discouraged because I have purchased and read so many books and given reviews within two groups where reciprocating was expected. I got few return reviews.
I think part of the problem, if it could be called a problem, is there are so many independent writers at this time, and promoting one’s own book make us appear very egocentric and self-absorbed. I don’t want to appear that way.
I have continued to have a few books sell now and again, and occasionally check for new reviews. Not many are posted by readers who purchase, but recently two were posted for Within the Sacred Circle.  One is by an Amazon reviewer rated in the top 500 reviewers.  It has helped me tremendously enticing me to re-read the book myself.  I hope you try it.
By ChristophFischerBooks TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 11, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
“Within the Sacred Circle” by Judith Victoria Douglas is a beautiful selection of ten short stories about a historical Lakhota tribe. Going back some 300 years in time and using a very authentic Native American voice the stories present a believable picture and great insight into the culture.
As European I’m not overly familiar with Native American history and customs and I found myself engrossed in the setting and characters. The book is well written and cast quite a spell on me.
Although the stories are not connected as such, there fit together and present a unique whole.
Moving and impressive.


Enjoyable read.
By Kindle Customer on February 10, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I very much enjoyed reading each of the short stories presented here. It is apparent Judith Douglas has done her research.


A 4-star review for Where the Horses Run, Book I, Mass Extinction.

Theresa Needham fehse‘s review

Jan 25, 14   4 of 5 stars
Read in December, 2013  free books for free review
In the blink of an eye, all the horses on the earth were gone. All of the horses except for Elle’s big black gelding, Goliath, that is. No one knows where the horses have gone or if they will be returned, or if something else catastrophic will happen next. There has been enough pain and loss in Elle’s life. Will she be able to survive this newest loss without losing herself again? And what happens if Goliath disappears too?

Told in the form of journal entries, the mystery of where the horses went is unearthed by reading about Elle and her friends and family and the visions and dreams they have about a time long gone, when American Indians roamed the area. There is a lot of science described in the book, and a lot of fantasy as it is set in the near future. I learned a lot about caring for horses and how much turmoil the earth would be in if, suddenly, all of one species suddenly vanished.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about horses, animals, history or science.

This review also appears on Amazon.

A few have sold as Kindle editions so the interest may finally be there for this book.  It’s a thick book, as are the others in the trilogy, so it would take someone with a long attention span and the ability to retain a lot of information to enjoy.  I hate to think I’m the only one.  

I have been reluctant to tackle editing on the last of the trilogy because of lack of interest, but that story ties into the prequel, Realms of the Earth, and are both fine writing and bring the story around to the cyclical form life also takes.

Now, to find one person interested in also reading Book II, Sacred Hills.  That’s where a lot of the action takes place.