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The Dwarves of Whiskey Island (Cleveland Portal #2)

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Kline Maxwell was a serious political reporter, covering the City Hall beat for the Cleveland Press. He wasn't interested in working on "fuzzy gnome" stories, or any of the other unbelievable tales that should end up only in sensationalist rags. But twelve years ago a magical Portal had opened into Cleveland, a Portal that had ruined much of Clevel
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Daw Books
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I keep trying various urban fantasies hoping I'll stumble on the series for me. This isn't it, but I will not be discouraged!

The main character in this book is a political reporter who somehow keeps getting himself embroiled in the otherworldly. A portal's been opened in Cleveland and all sorts of strange things have been seeping out.

I like the idea behind this story, and I was even okay with the protagonist, though I did think that he needed something--anything--to drag him away from the one di
Love it! This book is even more exciting than the first. If you've read the first book, you gotta check this one out for sure. The plot is bigger and much scarier, and I was honestly worried how the ending would end.

One of the things that I really liked about this story was how the main character shows more of his fatherly and loving side to his daughter, who comes into a larger play in the plot. I liked the writing style this time around too, it was easy to follow and the change in events seeme
Joshua Palmatier
The Dwarves of Whiskey Island is the second book in the Cleveland Portal series from S. Andrew Swann. I've read and reviewed the first book as well (The Dragons of the Cuyahoga) but the series is set up so that each book can be read individually. You don't need anything from the first book to follow or understand this second one.

And the second one is better than the first in my opinion. The first has it's interesting points, because the world he created--one in which Cleveland is suddenly inunda
A.G. Macdonald
Despite the fact that I had low hopes for this (I picked it up in a bargain bin), I actually found it to be okay, until I reached the end and it turned to a heap of narrative mush.
This is the second fantasy in a fine new series. I recommend it highly.
Not worth the nightmares it gave me.
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S. Andrew Swann is the primary pseudonym of Steven Swiniarski, who also writes as S.A. Swiniarski, Steven Krane, and S.A. Swann.
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Other Books in the Series

Cleveland Portal (2 books)
  • The Dragons of the Cuyahoga (Cleveland Portal #1)
Prophets (Apotheosis, #1) The Dragons of the Cuyahoga (Cleveland Portal #1) Forests of the Night (Moreau, #1) Heretics (Apotheosis, #2) Fearful Symmetries: The Return of Noha Rajasthan (Moreau, #4)

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