Monthly Archives: September 2018

Siege Weapons by Harry F. Rey

This is a very hard one to rate. The writing is solid, the world building and characterization decently done, and it is a quick and easy read. But the book has a very strong dichotomy: it is a moody sci … Continue reading

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By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis

This is shaping up to be one heck of a great series. Author Bennis has merged the horrors of the Napoleonic war with steampunk to create a grounded, brutal, but wonderfully readable story. At its heart, it’s the witty bon … Continue reading

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Odysseus Ascendant by Evan Currie

This is just such a fun series! At times, I feel like this is what the entire Star Wars saga could have been, had Lucas written them all at once instead of piecemeal. It’s not high art science fiction – … Continue reading

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowksi

The Witcher series chronologically begins here with this collection of short stories (all taking place well before the events in the game). Several have European fairy tale foundations (Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin) but retold in this series’ … Continue reading

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Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

While Twice Dead is not a terrible book, it is burdened by cliche writing and lack of world building. Logic holes and character inconsistencies are rampant while the plot unfolds in a laboriously passive voice. It made for a chore … Continue reading

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Requiem of the Rose King 9 by Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno continues Shakespeare’s version of Richard IIIs life and stays fairly close to that version. In this volume, we have Richard, Duke of Gloucester, still broken over the death of Henry and single-minded in his drive to protect the … Continue reading

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Skyward by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela

I greatly enjoyed Skyward. It is clear author Henderson had a fun time with the concept and characters and that made for an engaging read. The art is bright, clean, and inspired – matching the story perfectly. Of course, don’t … Continue reading

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