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    Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton – review

    Any time I start reading a Peter F. Hamilton novel, I go in with the understanding that I will be committing a significant amount of time and a not inconsiderable chunk of brain power to the endeavor. ...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Crown of Renewal by Elizabeth Moon – Review

    Publisher’s Description: Eight kingdoms in danger, an enemy that cannot die…  Count Jed Drin has received a grisly message. His son, Filis, is dead, brutally killed by Alured the Black – the first move in his plan...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shards of Time by Lynn Flewelling – Review

    Publisher’s Description: The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress have been killed inside a locked and guarded room. The sole witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doors, hearing the screams from...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    The Exodus Towers by Jason M. Hough – review

    The second book of a trilogy is critical, challenging the reader to recall the events and characters from the earlier volume well enough to be invested in the ongoing story, while also being tasked with maintaining that...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown – review

    There is a lot of talk about Pierce Brown’s yet-to-be-released first novel. I was given an advance copy of Red Rising at a convention in October, and told it was “the next Hunger Games.” Despite my interest,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz – review

    Any fantasy book that features an adventure should be fun and exciting.  Some of them are, some of them just end up mired in a web of unresolved side plots and forgotten characters.  Trying to find the...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway – review

      Publisher’s Description: As part of her devil’s bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London. However, she’s attending as the Gold King’s pet magician, in handcuffs and...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – review

    Publisher’s Description:  Having pulled off the greatest heist of their career, Locke and his trusted partner in thievery, Jean, have escaped with a tidy fortune. But Locke’s body is paying the price. Poisoned by an enemy from...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway – review

    Publisher’s Description: Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London’s high society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Hunted by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Trapped by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp – review

    It’s the near future, in October, and something terrible has happened to Spokane, Washington.  The government has quarantined the entire city.  Many were evacuated.  Others chose to stay.  No one goes in.  No one comes out.  Information...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Body, Inc. (Tipping Point #2) by Alan Dean Foster – review

    Alan Dean Foster’s Pip & Flinx novels comprise one of my favorite science fiction series. I had never read any of Foster’s other novels, though I knew he had written some other very famous ones, like novelizations...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Tricked by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel – Book Read, Part 1

    I am going to to do something a little bit different with Lia Habel’s Dearly, Departed. This is the book, if you recall, that I challenged myself to read because it’s a zombie romance, and that combination makes...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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