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Haven (A Trial of Blood & Steel, #4)
4.13
A tangibly unkempt ending to a story whose parts has always been greater than its whole. Dubious feeling over the cohesiveness of the narrative aside,...more
Oct 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Live Free or Die (Troy Rising, #1)
4.11
Tech porn (see: the good parts) embroiled in a contrived fantasy that attempts to persuade of the unvarnished purity of a fairly simplistic worldview....more
Nov 2011
Nov 20, 2011
 
1636: The Saxon Uprising (Assiti Shards, #11)
3.97
Flint has successfully revitalized the 1632 series with this installment, building off the adroitly hinged cliffhanger of 1635: The Eastern Front. The...more
Jan 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
1635: The Eastern Front (Assiti Shards, #10)
3.90
The 1632 series has been suffering lately with Virginia DeMarce unwisely gaining more and more opportunities to write plotless novels within the share...more
Oct 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14)
4.00
I didn't know how much I had missed Miles - the same old "hyperactive lunatic" whose danger readily belies his height - but it certainly shouldn't be...more
Sep 19, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Victorious (The Lost Fleet, #6)
4.07
Xenophon-inspired bubble-gum Space Opera. Difficult to put down, the series follows the travails of a self-righteous and incalculably selfless quasi-G...more
Jun 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Thirteen (Th1rte3n)
3.83
Probably Morgan's finest effort. His musings on genetics and social hierarchy are fascinating, no doubt, but it starts to lean towards hectoring as th...more
Feb 2011
Jan 06, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
More potent and horrifying in our intrinsic, hypocritical makeup than our fear of the unknown and The Other is our fear of realizing ill truths - abou...more
Feb 2011
Oct 16, 2010
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.25
An excellent addition to the series with a lot of intriguing voyages. (view spoiler)...more
Jul 2011
Jan 08, 2010
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.55
Speculation brews in my mind as to the king-killing, the current death-waiting rut Kvothe finds himself in... However, nothing offers itself as to how...more
Mar 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
4.24
The duo of Changes and Ghost Story has transformed the series, and The Dresden Files is far better for it. Few writers have the cajones to upend the b...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Test of Metal: A Planeswalker Novel
3.94
Wow. An immense waste of supreme talent. Stover going through the motions on autopilot to pay the bills is still pretty readable, but this was little...more
Jul 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
The Price of Spring (Long Price Quartet, #4)
4.04
A distinctive series which has the temerity to reinvent itself with each volume. Shadow introduces us to the melange of societal and personal bonds wh...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 08, 2010
 
The Heroes
4.22
Typically brilliant characterization woven between several fictional days worth of well-constructed military action. Abercrombie explores the purpose...more
Jan 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1)
3.76
I was worried that Abraham's original, unconventional voice would be lost amidst this transition from the Eastern-influenced, personal and considerabl...more
Apr 08, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Ten Thousand (The Macht #1)
3.76
Alive. Kearney's prose may sing its howling death-song amidst not unfamiliar genre commodities but the rarity that this novel provides, as much of his...more
Nov 2010
Jun 15, 2009
 
Inda (Inda, #1)
3.99
Smith tricks with a conventional beginning, but takes some interesting turns to deliver an enjoyable story in a well-realized fantasy world.
Jun 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
4.14
A politico-fantasy thriller of mythic proportions. No writer this young has any right to be able to capture such complexity, emotion, and extraordinar...more
Feb 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
Caine Black Knife (The Acts of Caine, #3)
4.05
The most criminally underrated author in the genre.
Jun 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Black Lung Captain (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #2)
4.27
An improvement on its predecessor, Black Lung Captain does not stray from the straight-up action-enthused fun of Retribution Falls, but also mixes in...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Maybe if the concept wasn't already familiar to me, and more brilliantly so, by way of the stellar Caine books by Matthew Stover, I would have fallen...more
May 19, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Best Served Cold
4.13
A slick departure into the revenge tale bursting with enough vigor to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of his preceding trilogy. It twists pro...more
Aug 27, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
An insightful observance of humanity set amidst quietly stunning absurdity and fatalism. Worthy of its adulation, indeed.
Aug 27, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
 
Kings of Morning (The Macht, #3)
4.03
A worthy conclusion.
Jan 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
Talion: Revenant
4.20
His first and his best non-franchise work. I could have read several crime procedural novels backed by this involving fantasy world. A sequel one day...more
Jan 2006
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Fox (Inda, #2)
4.14
An improvement on the first filled with great development of characters and setting.
Jun 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Lions of Al-Rassan
4.27
A masterful work from an under-sung author.
Nov 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5)
4.18
None
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Jan 11, 2010
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.27
None
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Jan 08, 2010
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.10
None
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Jan 08, 2010
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