OMGosh. What a cute short story. Just enough to keep you a little tense, worrying about the little girl, but a good happy ending.
If I had never read aOMGosh. What a cute short story. Just enough to keep you a little tense, worrying about the little girl, but a good happy ending.
If I had never read a Genny book, this definitely would have had me hooked in. As a longtime Genny and Co. reader, I consider this a fun addition to the novels I've already read.
This takes place at the beginning of Genny's job at Spellcrackers.com. I believe the timing is before the first Genny novel. Genny has been sent to relocate some fairies from a daycare that caters to the children of parents who are anti-magic. But when Genny arrives at the job, more is going on then a simple fairy invasion. There's an extra flying object, and a special birthday cake. oops.
Again, Suzanne McLeod writes a fun story with a good mix of magic and a little tension. ...more
I enjoyed Honor's Knight quite a bit. I did get a little tired reading all the one million mentions of what her wonderful Parodoxian Armor was capableI enjoyed Honor's Knight quite a bit. I did get a little tired reading all the one million mentions of what her wonderful Parodoxian Armor was capable of, but it is an integral part of the story, so not sure that could even be avoided. I just get a little impatient at times reading. Just like when I'm watching My Five Wives and I see one of them whining about not getting a ring like the other wife, or one of them going on a bout having a baby (woman, there are already 24 kids in your family......grab one and hold him/her). I'm just getting older and a bit less patient.
I do like how stubborn and tough this woman character is. Devi just doesn't ever give up. which is good. You should never give up - not even at the bitter end. keep fighting. :)
In this second installment of Deviana Morris, mercenary - Devi is fighting some memory loss. Trying to figure out just what really happened, and why every time she even looks at Rupert, she's violently nauseated. Meanwhile, this thing keeps happening to her whenever she's royally pissed off. Her fingers and hand turns black, and it kills all these floating little bugs of light. there's a reason for all that, but it comes a little later.
But things go to hell in a handbasket quick - her memory comes slamming back, and now she knows more than she ever wanted to know about the "daughters", Rupert, Captain Caldwell, and a few other surprises. She also ends up being chased all over the universe, and has to decide whether or not to trust a certain man who's tried to cpature her.
Good story, interesting plot and lots of twists to keep you guessing "what the hell is going on?" :)...more
I just love a good SciFi novel, especially when there are gadgets and implants, wetware, soft ware, etc., along with a good strong intense female leadI just love a good SciFi novel, especially when there are gadgets and implants, wetware, soft ware, etc., along with a good strong intense female lead. I'm not crazy about the almost out of control temper on this particular woman, but she's not my best friend or family member, so it's all just part of a good story. Except in the place where I'm rolling my eyes because she's a little quick to lash out with her temper, when she's supposed to be a highly trained soldier....but - it's all story line. To be fair, I do find my self rolling my eyes at many random things lately - maybe I'm just cranky. ;)
In this book, Deviana - aka Devi - has signed on to a ship that is well known as an illfated ship to be on. She signs on to it, because she's too impatient to rise up the ranks and be noticed for an elite position in an elite kings' guard position. This position just about backfires on her.
She ends up almost dying a few times, has some adventures and falls for this cook who seems to be more than your average cook. In fact, everyone on this ship is a little more than appears.
I enjoyed the characters - except for the stereotypical almost sexist co-mercenary who has signed on at the same time. I would hope that by the time any civilization gets into space, and terraforms many planets that the usual male looking down on female coworkers would have been on the down swing; what with evolution, the fact that there are many females in the armies, etc. I would hate to think that we could possibly go thousands of years and still be dealing with males pulling the whole cock of the roost thing. But - then Devi wouldn't have been able to show off her macho state of being, her toughness, and her armor. (Wink)
Aside from that, I enjoyed the story along with the strange characters on the ship. I like the universe and other beings that Bach as written into the story. The backgrounds of each race are interesting - you have to read to appreciate....
Even the Doctor of the ship is of a being that are usually known to humans as a warring race, and Devi almost shoots the navigator before they are introduced. The doctor in fact, is one of my favorite characters.
There are some fun plot twists in this novel - one of three so far. (novels, not plot twists). There is a romance that is nipped almost before it starts, unrequited love, friendships where Devi never expected to find friendships, mysterious crew and captain, a ship raid or three that they barely survive, and some freaky deaky stuff that goes on.
I am looking forward to reading the next in the series - and according to some of the other reviews, book three is even more intense than the first two. wow....more
What a fun concept - just the title alone is enough to make me want to grab this book. If the title wasn't enough, then the story by one of my favoritWhat a fun concept - just the title alone is enough to make me want to grab this book. If the title wasn't enough, then the story by one of my favorite up and coming writers did the trick.
The Baron and the Firebird by J.A. Campbell pulled me back into the world of fairy tales, only this one has more of a bite, (haha). A Russian Baron - who happens to be a vampire, a mythical tree the bears magical cherries and a Firebird all come together for a sweet fairytale with a twist.
There are many other good stories within the pages of Happily Ever Afterlife. I haven't read all of them yet, but I'm working on it. ...more