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BOOK REVIEW: The Lady by K.V. Johansen

REVIEW SUMMARY:The second half of Marakand (started in The Leopard) that is best read immediately after the first half MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS:: The story of Marakand [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Genome by Sergei Lukyanenko

REVIEW SUMMARY: From the author of the famous Nightwatch series comes a futuristic thriller where genetic modifications are as freeing as they are enslaving. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff

REVIEW SUMMARY: A stakes-raising finale to the Lotus War Trilogy. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: The theme of the series is rendered in strong lines; a high-octane action draws [...]

November 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: War Dogs by Greg Bear

REVIEW SUMMARY: A slow burn of a Mililtary SF novel whose structure and pacing dilute its impact. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS:: Skyrine (Sky Marine) Michael Venn is dropped on [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Hawk by Steven Brust

REVIEW SUMMARY: Feeling like a who’s-who of Vlad’s friends in Adrilankha, Hawk balances fatalism with hope, and never misses a beat with the humor and rapid fire dialog [...]

November 18, 2014 // 6 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

REVIEW SUMMARY: With playful language, distinctly drawn characters, and a cavalcade of action in service to a coherent plot, this book is a winner. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

November 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: Coming Home by Jack McDevitt

REVIEW SUMMARY: McDevitt encourages hope for humanity’s future in this far-future adventure. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When an ancient FTL transmitter is unearthed, Alex [...]

November 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Frostborn by Lou Anders

REVIEW SUMMARY: Lou Anders’s debut novel for young readers is an engaging and fun fantasy adventure. Younger readers will enjoy the novel and find identifiable characters [...]

November 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Tainted Blood by M.L. Brennan

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another great entry in the American Vampire series. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Fortitude Scott must investigate the death of a werebear while the supernatural [...]

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Skullkickers Treasure Trove V1

Over on the Kirkus blog this week, I take a look at Skullkickers Treasure Trove: Volume 1.  From the post: I’m gonna be honest. I picked up SkullKickers Treasure Trove: [...]

October 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: The Free by Brian Ruckley

REVIEW SUMMARY: Stock characters but great action and even greater magic. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: With war drawing to a close Yulan and his mercenary company accept one [...]

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

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