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Boneyards

“Boneyards” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch continues the adventures of a woman named Boss as she continues to search for the answers to mysteries surrounding the powerful Dignity Vessels. Use of the powerful anacapa drive gives Boss an edge but...

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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon - Burton & Swinburne, #3

Sir Richard Francis Burton has been asked to return to Africa by Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston. Before the journey even starts though, attempts on his life begin to occur, some even resulting in other people’s death. Still Richard must go...

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Mirror Maze

This was an interesting story. I didn't care so much for the era (Victorian) because it left the characters a bit stiff with their speech and ideas. Still, overall it was a fast paced book with a lot going on; demons, ghosts, evil, curses,...

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Lightbringer

I had a hard time getting into it. I like going into other worlds and seeing the different ones that authors build. But for me the first couple of chapters were hard. Things just didn't really make sense for me. I couldn't really bring myse...

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The Doctor and the Kid - A Weird West Tale, #2

With the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral behind him, Doc Holiday has moved to Deadwood, Colorado where it's supposed to be easier for him to live his remaining days while suffering from consumption. Unfortunately, he didn't plan on a night of d...

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Planesrunner - Everness, #1

"Planesrunner" is a first class teen science fiction novel, which I believe will appeal to the fans of such boy-oriented books as Paolo Bacigalupi's "Ship Breaker" and Scott Westerfeld's "Leviathan". Everett Singh's divorced father is a sci...

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The Rift Walker - Vampire Empire, #2

Struggling to fulfill her obligations, Princess Adele, recovers from her experiences at the hands of the vampire clan of the north. Dreading her upcoming political marriage to American Senator Clark, Adele discovers the alliances horrifying...

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Ravensoul - Legends of the Raven, #4

The farewell book (RAVENSOUL), number four in the Series of the "Legends of the Raven" is an unusual culmination for a story that should have ended in the last book (Demonstorm). The Raven band of mercenaries all died in "Demonstorm", with...

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Blackdog

Blackdog by K.V. Johansen is a new epic fantasy that centers on remote mountain goddess, Attalissa, and her protector, Otokas. Otokas is an old warrior possessed by the mad spirit of The Blackdog whose single goal is to protect his goddess....

4 Stars

Fenrir

Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan is the sequel to Wolfsangel. You do not have to have read the first book to understand the sequel, but I would still recommend doing so as I enjoyed the first book. The story begins as Paris is under attack by various...

4 Stars

The Restoration Game

Part science-fiction (only a small part) mostly international intrigue and spy thriller. If you are intrigued by the Matrix and really like the Davinci Code and spy thrillers/mysteries you will really enjoy this. The main focal point is a c...

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Down to the Bone - Quantum Gravity, Book 5

First a warning (only slightly) no synopsis of previous events is included, so you might end up (like me) being a bit confused by everything that has gone before. Rather like trying to read the The Return of the King, without having read th...

4 Stars

Haven - Trial of Blood & Steel

Haven by Joel Shepherd is the fourth and final book in A Trial of Blood and Steel series. This is the epic conclusion to the final battle between Arosh's arm and serrin loyalists. Sashandra feels dishonored after seeing the carnage the Rege...

3 Stars

City of Ruins

City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch is the second book that features her character, Boss, who loves to dive derelict spacecrafts. In this sequel to her popular, Diving Into The Wreck, Boss and her team have come to investigate the city...

4 Stars

The Goblin Corps

Morthul, the Charnel King, has failed at his greatest spell. If he had succeeded he would have rewrote history itself making himself supreme ruler of all the land. Morthul was foiled yet again by his rival Ananias duMark and his rag-tag ban...

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Sword of Fire and Sea - The Chaos Knight, #1

I am, have always been, a big fan of fantasy. By far my favorite genre, it's also the only genre I am willing to take on the risk of reading a new author with a concept that sounds a little shaky without giving it too much thought. It's how...

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Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War has the kind of edginess and writing that I really like reading. Through the Ghost, the reader can see a man who is trying to do the right thing and would probably be the last man to consider himself a hero. He is disconnected...

5 Stars

Shadow's Lure - Shadow, #2

I can say without hesitation that I enjoyed this book more so than the first. Maybe this is because Sprunk took more time to detail the world or because my two favorite characters (Josey and Kit) proved themselves more than Caim's match in...

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The Falling Machine - The Society of Steam, #1

I liked the premise of The Falling Machine in that Fortified Steam is used by both a team of adventurers (and normal steam power by the villains) to enhance their abilities. I especially liked Tom the Automaton, Sarah Stanton, and how they...

4 Stars

Black Halo - The Aeon's Gate, #2

Black Halo by Sam Sykes is book two in the Aeons' Gate series. I read Black Halo first and actually went out and bought the first book, Tome of the Undergates, the next night as I enjoyed it so much. After the events of the previous book, L...

4 Stars

The Alchemist in the Shadows

The Alchemist in the Shadow by Pierre Pevel is the sequel to The Cardinal's Blades and starts a few weeks immediately after the first novel. The year is 1633, in a Paris where dragons menace the realms, and Cardinal Richelieu knows France i...

5 Stars

The Scarab Path - Shadows of the Apt

The Scarab Path is book five in the Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky. This one of my favorite series and this book demonstrates why. Unlike his previous installments, this book focuses more on three characters and has more ch...

5 Stars

Cowboy Angels

I picked up Cowboy Angels because I liked the premise the author presented - both the Turing gates and the variations on American "histories". When I started reading the book, I wasn't entirely sure I would like it, however. As the book pro...

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The Scar-Crow Men - Swords of the Albion, #2

Set in Elizabethan England, The Scar-Crow Men is a new take on the plague, and the political turmoil of the age. I have to admit that it took a few chapters for me to really get into this book. The characters were fine but the story itself...

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Wolfsangel

Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan is the first novel in a planned multivolume epic. It combines Vikings, Feneris as well as more elements from the Norse Mythology and a love story. The story begins with a Norse king kidnapping two kids after heari...

5 Stars

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man - Burton & Swinburne, #2

From its Jon Sullivan cover art to its mind-boggling finale, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man brings back Mark Hodder’s unlikely detective duo of Sir Richard Francis Burton, in the waning years of his exploring career and now a K...

5 Stars

Demonstorm - Legends of the Raven 3

Is it truly the end of James Barclay's epic fantasy involving the band of warriors known as the Ravens? Book 3, DEMONSTORM, is considered the Finality. And it's true the ending goes out with a bang, leaving nothing for readers to wonder abo...

4 Stars

Thirteen Years Later - The Danilov Quintet, #2

Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent is a historical paranormal military fiction. The book is set during 1825 which leads up to the mysterious death Tsar Alexander I of Russia and the Decembrist Uprising. Set thirteen years after Aleksei Dan...

4 Stars

Shadowheart - Legends of the Raven, #2

Following quickly after the ending in "Elfsorrow, The Legends of the Raven, Book One", this book (actually the fifth book in a collection) titled "Shadowheart, The Legends of the Raven, Book 2" is not as well plotted out...

3 Stars

The Buntline Special - A Weird West Tale, #1

Mike Resnick has written a highly entertaining Steampunk Western in The Buntline Special . I loved how characters that we know were placed in an alternate version of the American West and how the author incorporated paranormal elements into...

5 Stars

The Horns of Ruin

The Horns of Ruin by Tim Aker is an interesting mix of a steampunk world that has magic mixed with science in it. Not quite what I was expecting when I started reading it as I thought it would be more steampunk. For the fantasy fans, there...

3 Stars

Salute The Dark - Shadows of the Apt , #4

Salute the Dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the fourth book in the Shadows of the Apt series. After the events in the previous books (strongly recommend reading them in order), the Wasp Empire is winning. The other insect-humanoid kinden are l...

5 Stars

The Cardinal's Blades

The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel is a story of intrigue, spies and swordfights. It is an alternate history set during 17th-century Paris. Cardinal Richelieu and his elite force must aid France as war is on the horizon as danger r...

4 Stars

Elfsorrow - Legends of the Raven 1

LOTR fans take note! James Barclay's newest addition to his fantasy, SciFi novels has all you could possibly want in a tantalizing epic adventure. Elves, lots of elves! But don't be fooled. These aren’t your normal, gallant elves figh...

4 Stars

The Greyfriar - Vampire Empire, #1

The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith is the beginning of a new Vampire Empire trilogy that crosses adventure, alternate history and steampunk with a lot of drama. In 1870, the vampires conquered the Northern Lands of Earth while the e...

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The Hounds of Avalon - The Dark Age, Book 3

The Hounds of Avalon by Mark Chadbourn is the third book in the Dark Age trilogy. After cataclysmic event where technology waned and magic ruled, England is recovering though. The Earth has godlike beings using it as a battleground in their...

4 Stars

The Ragged Man - Book Four of the Twilight Reign

The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd is the fourth book in the five book fantasy Twilight Reign series. After the events of the previous book, the Farlan army has retreated in disarray while various others are now taking advantage of this by making...

5 Stars

The Wolf Age

The Wolf Age by James Enge is the third book in the Morlock Ambrosius fantasy series. The series details the journey of Morlock Abrosius. Wuruyaaria is a city of werewolves whose raiders range over the land capturing human beings for slaves...

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Tracato

Tracato by Joel Shepherd has one of the blandest covers for a fantasy book I have come across. It is book three in the Trial of Blood and Steel series. The city of Tracato has been the center of enlightenment for humans as the serrin have o...

4 Stars

Twelve - The Danilov Quintet, #1

Jasper Kent’s Twelve: Russia 1812 is a nice blend of dark fantasy and historical fantasy. Set during the time of Napoleon’s reign and war with Russia, is filled with lots of detail dealing with war. The story focuses on Captain...

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Tome of the Undergates - The Aeon's Gate, #1

Tome of the Undergates was an.....interesting read. It had a good pace, a decent storyline, and the characterization was reasonable. I think the book has about even chances for success as not. What do I mean by that? To start with, what I l...

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The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack - Burton & Swinburne, #1

Imagine a BDSM-loving poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, posing as a London chimney sweep to learn why loups-garou are roaming London abducting tall boys. His boss in the investigation is  noted explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who h...

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Prince of Storms - Entire and The Rose, #4

Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon is the fourth book in her popular science fiction series and the conclusion to the story of ambition, betrayal and romance. Earth man Titus rules the Entire (another universe). He is determined to keep the Ros...

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The Dervish House

The Dervish House is just weird.  Many stories, with some interconnections and some who just float around the edges and never seem to matter to anyone else.  Not my style of writing at all.  Given that, it’s still a goo...

4 Stars

Dragonfly Falling - Shadows of the Apt. Book Two

Dragonfly Falling: Shadows of the Apt 2 by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the sequel to his fantastic Empire of Black and Gold where the reader is first introduced to his diverse world of beings whose abilities are based upon various insects. The wo...

5 Stars

Ghosts of Manhattan - Introducing the World's First Steampunk Superhero!

Set in America during 1926 in an alternate world where America is in a cold war with Great Britain, Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann is a story that blends steampunk with noir vigilante superhero style. The story focuses on The Ghost who...

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Blood of the Mantis - Shadows of the Apt Series #3

Blood of the Mantis: Shadows of the Apt 3 by Adrian Tchaikovsky continues with the Wasp Empire's invasion of the Lowlands. The Lowlands are starting to come together while the Wasp Empire is starting to crumble. This installment focuses mor...

5 Stars

Geosynchron - Volume III of the Jump 225 Trilogy

Natch has been kidnapped and awaken in a windowless room. He’s working with a program called MultiReal. It was developed by the Surina family and the head of that family, Margaret joined a partnership with Natch. Margar...

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The Office of Shadow

The Office of Shadow  by Matthew Sturges is a high fantasy story with lots of spy action. This story is a direct sequel to the events in Midwinter. However, I was not lost in this story though as it was satisfying in of itself. Silverd...

5 Stars

The Queen of Sinister - Dark Age Book 2

The Dark Age: The Queen of Sinister  by Mark Chadbourn continues the story from  The Devil In Green  returning to the post apocalyptic England where a terrible plague forces a doctor to seek a cure in the Celtic Otherworld. N...

3 Stars

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