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Fighting Gravity (Physics of Falling, #1)
I've been wanting to read this for some time, actually since I met the author last year at ReaderCon. Knowing ahead of time that it is not exactly up...more
Apr 2013
Mar 29, 2013
City of the Fallen Sky (Pathfinder Tales)
I am quickly becoming a huge fan of the Pathfinder Tales novels; they are quick and fun reads, and I have yet to find one that was poorly written, plo...more
Jun 18, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils: A Forgotten Realms Novel
I was lucky to receive an advanced review copy of Lesser Evils, so this review will contain absolutely no spoilers. I very much enjoyed this, the seco...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Yes, you can put this down as "one I finally got around to reading". With all the hype generated by the recent HBO series based on this book, and the...more
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Aug 26, 2011
J.M. Frey got some great reviews for this novel, and after reading it I can see why. She really pulls no punches. This is not a fluffy YA SF story. I...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
I loved the concept of this novel, the Napoleonic wars with dragons. I've been a Patrick O'brian fan for many years, and a sailor and fan of fantasy....more
Nov 10, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
This, the second of the Song of Ice and Fire series, has shifted gears somewhat. Some of the characters who had points of view in the first installmen...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
Every once in a while I like to step outside my genre (SF/Fantasy) for a little walk on the less than bizarre side of fiction. I generally try to keep...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
The Silent War (Asteroid Wars, #3)
Rather disappointing in the characterization department, and the story seems to be stilted. Bova writes clean, crisp, hard SF, but when the characters...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
The Lost Gate, not quite Ender with magic.

I found The Lost Gate a disappointment. Card has created an interesting concept, has done a ton of research,...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1)
I am not a huge reader of stock and trade murder mysteries, so I don't know a lot of the conventions that are typical of this genre. I enjoyed the sto...more
May 10, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Liar's Blade (Pathfinder Tales)
Tim Pratt follows an unlikely pair of reluctant heroes in this Pathfinder Tales novel. Set in the Paizo's rich world of Golarion, the protagonist, Rod...more
Mar 06, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Even Money
While murder mysteries are not my stock and trade, this was a delightful read. A little predictable, but nice and clean. Dick Francis has been writing...more
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Aug 02, 2011
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
This third in the series is another solid hit. Better than number two, but still not quite the caliber of the first in the series. The end of this one...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Seduction of the Scepter
I had the honor of being asked to write a blurb for this wonderful book, and jumped at the chance.

Seduction of the Scepter is a different type of fant...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 01, 2013
Plague of Shadows (Pathfinder Tales)
Solid four stars for Howard Andrew Jones on this rollicking high-fantasy story! Aside from a few characterization issues that are probably simple pers...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
Dream Park (Dream Park, #1)
This book was a RPGamer's dream. A vividly told story with good characters, but the setting... oh man. LARP taken ten steps forward and made into a wo...more
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Nov 01, 2010
Elminster Must Die (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #6)
Ed Greenwood is a master storyteller, creator of one of the most detailed and entertaining worlds (the Forgotten Realms), shared among many authors. H...more
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 11, 2011
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
Good story, though the main character is just a little too perfect to be really loved... and she seems to be loved by everyone, and in fact has three...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Max Brooks does a wonderful job at this "war of the worlds" style survival guide that takes for granted that Zombies are real and walk the earth eatin...more
not set
Sep 23, 2009
Solomon's Grave
Solomon's grave is a chilling tale of a Baptist minister, Nathan Denneck, who is thrown into a search for the Ark of the Covenant. A mind-controlling...more
not set
Mar 15, 2009
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
A truly awesome read. Best book I've read in more than a year! Koontz prose is like magic, and he gets a good handle on making Odd just odd enough, th...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
The Thunder Keeper (Wind River Reservation, #7)
Reading outside my genre for this one. I enjoy a good crime/murder mystery, so this looked good. The author really did her research with the history a...more
May 29, 2013
May 12, 2013
Brimstone Angels: A Forgotten Realms Novel
Another winner by Erin M. Evans! She writes such wonderful characters... I immediately fell in love with the two tiefling girls. She writes seventeen...more
Aug 11, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Dead Iron (Age of Steam, #1)
This gritty steampunk western struck me a little across the grain. Though enjoyable, and richly imagined, with reasonably good characterization, a sol...more
Sep 28, 2012
Aug 16, 2011
Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils: A Forgotten Realms Novel
I was lucky to receive an advanced review copy of Lesser Evils, so this review will contain absolutely no spoilers. I very much enjoyed this, the seco...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
While I found the story compelling, I had many issues with this book. First, the first 300 pages could have been 50. I only kept reading because I was...more
Dec 10, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Prince of Wolves (Pathfinder Tales)
A very well written piece with an interesting POV perspective; first person from two different protagonists. This is especially entertaining here, in...more
not set
Aug 19, 2011
The Worldwound Gambit (Pathfinder Tales)
In this Pathfinder Tales novel, Robin D. Laws has accomplished an interesting twist on RPG-based fiction. Not only is it in present tense, something t...more
Oct 14, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Master of Devils (Pathfinder Tales)
Master of Devils, by Dave Gross, long time successful game designer and author of Pathfinder Tales novels, has come up with another winner. This tale...more
Nov 05, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
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