I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review through DBML.
Stranger in the Wizard’s Tower very much reminds me of a Stargate SG1 meets Harry Potter.
On one side of the portal we have the human world of the USA. The descriptions of the mountain facility remind me of the Cheyenne Mountain Facility. Although their air craft and items transported to their off world base are ordinary human objects, it’s just a reminder of Stargate’s off world safe base.
The other world is full of magical creatures, plants and people. Wizards, warriors, and non-magical humans live together in sort of a peace, but the warriors aren’t happy with the wizards. Plus “There be Dragons!”
Overall, I enjoyed the story. It pinged on all my favorites. I thought the writing could have been a bit less repetitive in certain areas, but overall it was an enjoyable read. For the strict M/M fans, there is a bit of M/F relations, but nothing is explicit. There is romance, but it’s a pretty subdued romance. More like an action/adventure where some of the MC’s find love be they a straight couple or a gay couple. As an M/M romance it's falls to about 2.5 stars out of 5, but as a fantasy adventure with a gay romance subplot, it's more of a 4 out of 5 stars.