First Love by Andrew Q Gordon ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

o-first-love Title: First Love

Author: Andrew Q Gordon

Publisher: DSP Publications

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars


Prequel to the Last Grand Master

On a visit to Yar-del with Grand Master Heminaltose to celebrate his age of majority birthday, Farrell catches the eye of Lieutenant Cameron, a handsome young officer in the Queen’s Guard. But having spent most of his life cooped up at Heminaltose’s school for wizards, Farrell is clueless as to palace intrigue. He is unaware that his access to the queen is something others would greatly prize. When the queen points out that his suitor is the son of a social climbing minor noble, Farrell must decide whether to heed the warning or meet with Cameron anyway.


This will be short and sweet, because that is what First Love is. It is a prequel to Andrew Q Gordon’s flagship fantasy story, The Last Grand Master. It is a peek into Farrell’s life as a teen. A peek into the Seven Kingdoms when they were still Seven. A peek into First Love. We see Farrell interacting with his aloof Grand Master, his mom, and his birthright. We see him struggle with his place in the world.

If you have read Last Grand Master, this is a little insight that you will likely greatly appreciate. If you have not read Last Grand Master, you may not understand the interaction and accord among the characters.

Buy Links

DSP Publications
Amazon US

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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4 thoughts on “First Love by Andrew Q Gordon ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

    • Book 2 – The Eye and the Arm is tentatively scheduled for release on April 14. Book 3 – Kings of Lore and Legend is in the final rewrite and I’ve got a due date of March 15 to get it to DSP Publications. Beyond that – I’ve written the rough drafts of the last two as yet untitled books, so I just need to finish those and get them to the publisher.

      Thanks for asking. 🙂

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