Epic is too small a word to describe this book and series
Finishing this book leaves me at a loss, a loss because I want more of this world and HadrianEpic is too small a word to describe this book and series
Finishing this book leaves me at a loss, a loss because I want more of this world and Hadrian and Royce and Arista, Magnus, Thrace/Modina and the rest, a loss because it was so artfully written and plotted. All along we have been wondering and trying to guess who the heir is and you know... Well you have to read the books to really understand it. Each book builds on the last and this is the result, a well crafted pinnacle that makes me sad that there is no more. For fans of sword and sorcery with a good mystery this book ranks with the best. There is love and betrayal, there is finding out that there was so much more to a character than you could imagine, and that you guessed wrong all the time. There is bravery and cowardice and learning that simple gestures can change a heart. Mr. Sullivan created a complex world that was so easy to fall into and fall in love with, along with characters that are so real you feel with them and for them. Bravo, I can't wait to read more from him....more
Another fun romp from Lindsay Buroker. Second novella in the Flash Gold Series finds Kali and Cedar are now partners in his bounty hunting business anAnother fun romp from Lindsay Buroker. Second novella in the Flash Gold Series finds Kali and Cedar are now partners in his bounty hunting business and while she's no longer in Moose Hollow she hasn't gone far and trouble has caught up with her again in the person of her ex Sebastian. If Sebastian wasn't enough there is someone else out to get her, someone who has a flair for the building of contraptions as well. Good, well written story that was over too soon....more
Stark figures out a way to get of Hell, but as usual that creates more problems than it solves. Not only has he got to find out why a child ghost is kStark figures out a way to get of Hell, but as usual that creates more problems than it solves. Not only has he got to find out why a child ghost is killing humans before the fabric of reality is dissolved, but he's also got to figure out who keeps crank calling him from Hell and find himself a replacement since the fallen angels need a strong Lucifer to guide them and he doesn't he think he's the right "person" for the job. Not the best of the series so far but a solid contender in the life and times of Sandman Slim....more
Third book in the "Hellcat" series comes through with just as much excitement and action as the first two.
Gabi is on break from the SMV but with TheThird book in the "Hellcat" series comes through with just as much excitement and action as the first two.
Gabi is on break from the SMV but with The City mostly quiet since they took down Jason King and his budding werewolf mercenary army, but there is something simmering under the lid, Trish is working on something for Julius and Julius himself has become almost overprotective. But that quiet is shattered by the arrival of Crispin, a vampire that was turned by Julius's sire Simone. Crispin has an agenda, and it certainly involves Gabi, but he is willing to align himself with Julius, and just in time, for the ruling council of the Vampires, the Princeps, have come demanding Gabi and Julius "present" themselves to answer charges that could be the end of them all.
A very tautly constructed book with plenty of intrigue and twists and action galore. It I was also nice that the secondary characters are not pushed aside and have there own stories still being evolved as the series goes on. The only thing that I didn't like was the cliffhanger ending, but I always hate endings that leave open or start new threads without any attempt at resolution, I think the introduction of what might happen next could have been done more cleanly....more
This is *the* book, you know, the one all those clues Ms. McGuire has been pointing us at for so many years, even if many times I, at least, didn't knThis is *the* book, you know, the one all those clues Ms. McGuire has been pointing us at for so many years, even if many times I, at least, didn't know I was getting clues about. This book has all of the things that makes the October Daye series one of those that I can not wait for the next book to be released for - There is the sly humor and the moments that have me laughing as well as the ones that have me biting my cheek in worry and of course non-stop action that makes all of Ms. McGuires books such a page turner for me. But just as important is how Toby has grown and how she now views her world and the people who love her.
The book starts on one of those fun moments with Tybalt, Quentin, May and Jazz trying to get Toby to go to the Yule ball at the Queen of the Mists -Arden's- Knowe. "I don't like parties. Someone always tries to assassinate someone I actually like, and there are never enough of those stuffed mushroom caps." Of course Tybalt has his way and they go. But it is after the ball that things heat up with the return of Toby's greatest enemy, or the person she thinks is, and the revelations that come after that shake her world. The action, and Toby, barely slow down and while so many questions are answered so many others still remain. I am so glad we will see more of Toby in the future!...more
Wolf squadron still roams the Atlantic looking for survivors of the "zombie apocalypse" but now Steve Smith, Commodore of the fleet has an even biggerWolf squadron still roams the Atlantic looking for survivors of the "zombie apocalypse" but now Steve Smith, Commodore of the fleet has an even bigger goal - to start clearing towns and finding a place to make vaccine so that everyone can survive and humanity can be reborn. Faith and Sophia are growing up, if not much in age, than in responsibility and maturity. If I have a disappointment it was not to see anything of the mom Stacey, she pretty much disappeared by the middle of the book, it was all Steve, Faith and Sophia. The scope of the book gets larger as does the cast of characters and it is still a strongly written, tightly woven, action packed novel....more