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Thomas Harlan

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Fantasy, alternate-history and science fiction writer Thomas Harlan is the author of the critically acclaimed Oath of Empire series from Tor Books. He has been twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Author (in 1999 and 2000). In May of 2001, he received the SF^2 Award for Best New Fantasy Author. His first novel, The Shadow of Ararat was selected as one of the Barnes & Noble Top 20 Best SF&F Novels of 1999. The sequel, Gate of Fire, was chosen as both a B&N Top 20 book and placed on Locus Magazine’s Recommended Reading list for the year 2000. The third and fourth Oath of Empire novels, The Storm of Heaven and The Dark Lord were released in May of 2001 and 2002. A new series followed the cataclysmic end of Oa ...more


Average rating: 3.66 · 966 ratings · 86 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Wasteland of Flint
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Shadow of Ararat (Oath ...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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House of Reeds
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Gate of Fire (Oath Of E...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Land of the Dead
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Storm of Heaven (Oath o...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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The Dark Lord
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Les Clefs Du Pouvoir
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2000
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L'ombre D'ararat
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Wasteland of Flint House of Reeds Land of the Dead
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The Family Trade by Charles Stross
The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1)
by Charles Stross (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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Generally speaking, I like Charles Stross's books - the Laundry Files novels are a hoot! But this one gets two stars because... it is only half of the actual first Merchant Princes novel. The Hidden Family is part two, so you should pick up both if y ...more
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
by Jim Butcher (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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I did not get more than half way through this one. I think that is because (A) I had just finished reading Wicked Bronze Ambition by Glen Cook and another magical-PI-genre novel back to back was a bad idea. And (B), this was Butcher's first book and ...more
Rising Sun by Robert Conroy
Rising Sun
by Robert Conroy
read in December, 2013
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This was a tough assignment to write - worse that Yamamoto having to pick a fight with the US in the real war - particularly from hind-sight. Anyone familiar with the war and the industrial and training programs of Japan and the US knows that the US ...more
Wicked Bronze Ambition by Glen Cook
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I've been reading the Garrett PI books from numero uno, long years ago. They are good, but they are suffering from long-term-series-issues now... for one thing Garrett seems to get less and less sharp (mentally) as the books progress. By this book he ...more
Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
by S.M. Stirling
read in December, 2013
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I just finished this whole series, actually, which tells you that I liked all the books. It does not get five stars, however, due to some strange editing (or maybe original writing) but it's hard to tell. As the books progress, they get weaker and we ...more
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes, #1)
by Colleen Gleason (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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This production design and quality of the cover of this book enticed me to buy it. First rate!
The story... I am sorry to say that I put it in the done pile about a quarter of the way through. Shockingly, though I love gaslamp and steampunk, this migh
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The Iliad/The Odyssey by Homer
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The Iliad/The Odyssey by Homer
The Iliad/The Odyssey
by Homer
read in December, 2013
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Actually finished this ages ago.

A brilliant translation by Fagles of both books. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
The Gallic and Civil Wars by Caius Iulius Caesar
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Excellent self-aggrandizing memoir of Caesar's wars in Gaul and his efforts to defeat Pompey during the civil war. Spoiler. He wins. Absolutely not a dispassionate history, but has a wealth of interesting historical detail and presents a strong case ...more
The Man Called Noon by Louis L'Amour
The Man Called Noon
by Louis L'Amour
read in November, 2012
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Solid Western as you would expect from L'Amour. I've read many of his books, though not all. This one is notable because it calls out southern Colorado Bristlecone (one star!) and the Tarahumara (another star!). These are things of personal relevance ...more
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