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Rising Tide by Rajan Khanna (book review).

October 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rising Tide by Rajan Khanna (book review).

In Rajan Khanna’s first novel, ‘Falling Sky’, we meet Benjamin Gold, a fairly typical post-apocalyptic survivor in an atypical post-apocalyptic world. Combining zombies with airships, Khanna delivers the perfect setting for Ben. Touch is dangerous and the ground is a wasteland called the Sick. Being a loner and a somewhat self-absorbed prick are the sort […]

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Archmage (Homecoming Book 1) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

September 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Archmage (Homecoming Book 1) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

‘Drizzt returns to the Underdark!’ ‘Archmage’ numbers twenty-eighth in ‘The Legend Of Drizzt’. As always, I’ll preface my review with the caveat that you will get more out of these later books if you’ve read those that came before. At this point in the saga, a lot of foreknowledge of the world and the characters […]

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Zero World by Jason M. Hough (book review).

August 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Zero World by Jason M. Hough (book review).

I didn’t actually read the synopsis of ‘Zero World’ when I requested a copy for review. I had enjoyed Jason M. Hough’s ‘Dire Earth’ series so much, I figured I’d like anything he wrote. I also hoped this would continue that story. I was wrong on one account and right on the other. ‘Zero World’ […]

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Stormbringer: Book 2 of The Wyrd by Alis Franklin (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stormbringer: Book 2 of The Wyrd by Alis Franklin (book review).

The good news is that the first chapter of ‘Stormbringer’ confirms all my suspicions regarding the last chapter or so of ‘Liesmith’, the first book of Alis Franklin’s Urban Fantasy series ‘The Wyrd’. I can’t spill any further details here, though, as that would spoil the fun. When you read a lot of fantasy or […]

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The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold’ is a collection of short novellas and stories that are part of Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’. Having finished ‘The Warded Man’ only yesterday, I was eager to read anything set in Peter V. Brett’s world, particularly if it was an Arlen story. ‘Brayan’s Gold’ fit the bill perfectly. […]

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Storm And Steel (The Book Of The Black Earth book two) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Storm And Steel (The Book Of The Black Earth book two) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

Poor Horace. In ‘Blood and Iron’ (part one of The Book of the Black Earth) he escaped death only to be tossed in chains. He was freed only to be sucked into the politics and intrigue of the royal court. In saving the life of Queen Byleth, he painted a rather large target on his […]

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Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

‘Sacrati’ by Kate Sherwood is a love story. It’s also the story of two very different men coming to terms with the fact there is more than one way to live. Theos is a Sacrati, an elite warrior of the Torian Empire. The Sacrati are the best of the best. Where a Torian warrior is […]

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This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno (short story review)

June 12, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno (short story review)

‘This Long Vigil’ is the perfect short story. While the voyage of the ark ship Hermes does raise questions I’d love to see answered in a longer tale, the glimpse we have is succinct. Orion is nearing the end of his twenty-five year vigil as the only human attendant aboard the ark ship Hermes. With […]

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Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

‘Blood And Iron’ is an engrossing novel of swords and sorcery. It’s tightly focused and complete, without a sprawling cast and endless appendix of subplots. That’s not to say Jon Sprunk tells a simple tale, he’s just managed to avoid the sinkhole of over-telling that sucks so much epic fantasy into the abyss. Horace, a […]

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The Fold by Peter Clines (book review)

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Fold by Peter Clines (book review)

I could not put this book down. ‘The Fold’ by Peter Clines is absolutely riveting. It’s also everything I love in a book: weird science, great characters, snappy dialogue, a slowly developing mystery and edge of your seat action. There’s even a touch of romance! I don’t actually need weird science in every book, but […]

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