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Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
I feel like this is the first Dresden book in a while that was actually satisfying. To wit:

1- Harry doesn't do stupid things throughout the book.
2- Th...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Iorich (Vlad Taltos, #12)
**spoiler alert** Fog of War (Definition) - used to describe the level of ambiguity in situational awareness experienced by participants in military o...more
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Jan 19, 2010
Something More Than Night
**spoiler alert** Hmmm....I'm not sure how to say this nicely, given that I've really enjoyed Tregillis' Milkweed Tryptich, so here goes.

I felt that...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire, #2)
Story-wise: The plot moves forwards in leaps and bounds regarding the events between the Crimson Guard and the Malazan Empire. Needless to say, the re...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 11, 2008
Aegypt (The Aegypt Cycle, #1)
No quite sure how to comment on this book; it was a long read for me, which is usually a sign that I didn't like it. In this case, I would say that it...more
Oct 23, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
He Drank, and Saw the Spider (Eddie LaCrosse, #5)
I finished this last week over a relatively brief period (2 days) even though work was in overdrive and family was busy celebrating the week of my son...more
Feb 27, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
Heights of the Depths
This is the sequel to Darkness of the Light, the first book in a series which was published a few years back and sequel. It looks like Davi...more
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Mar 24, 2012
Creatures of Light and Darkness
I hoped that this would do similar things for me as Lords of Light, but it was not to be. The beginning was very promising, but there is a scene 1/3rd...more
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Aug 09, 2010
The Last Watch (Watch, #4)
I had an interesting discussion about this book with one of my coworkers, who read it in it's original Russian form. He felt that the first two books...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Throne of the Crescent Moon (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #1)
I was excited to read this book for the last year, and having completed the book over 2 days, I can say that I enjoyed it immensely.

The short stories...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
The Crippled God (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #10)
**spoiler alert** Well, it's finally done. The book met most of my expectations in that it resolved the primary storylines (at least as far as I can r...more
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
This was my first book by KJ Parker. I generally enjoyed the plot, history and characters, but found a few faults that hampered my enjoyment of this o...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Best Served Cold
**spoiler alert** My feelings regarding this book are mixed, in that I kept comparing it to two books; one recent and one old. The recent one is "The...more
Aug 14, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
**spoiler alert** This book turned into a bit of conundrum for me; the dustjacket and first 30 pages made me expect one kind of book (not sure which n...more
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Sep 28, 2010
Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #9)
Well, well...If you've been along for the ride this far, I'm not sure what I can write in this review that you don't already know about TMBOTF series....more
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 03, 2009
In the Company of Ogres
This was another fun read in the (now) signature style of Martinez. I started reading his books in somewhat reverse order, so this second book of his...more
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Jan 06, 2012
The Gods of Mars (Barsoom, #2)
Read the second book in this series in preparation for the upcoming John Carter movie.

This volume continued the adventures of JC on Barsoom. The plot...more
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Mar 24, 2012
War for the Oaks
I've read a few of Bull's books, yet somehow managed to miss her first book. Having rectified my horrendous mistake, I can now die happy (at least unt...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
The Fallen Blade (The Assassini, #1)
I've always been fascinated by Venice, so the premise of the book was enticing to say the least: Decendants of Marco Polo rule Venice and fight hidden...more
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Feb 22, 2011
Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky, #1)
What a wonderful book. It reminded me a little of Guy Gavriel Kay in that it felt a little reminiscent of an alternate history but also touched somewh...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Orb Sceptre Throne (Malazan Empire #4)
Hmmm... I took my time getting to this one as I felt I need to 'cleanse my pallet' after so many Malazan books. On one hand, I'm glad I did so as it m...more
Nov 06, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2)
Quick review: I liked the first enough to read the second. I thought the characters were being fleshed out nicely, and I liked the fact that the world...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Chasing the Moon
I'm increasingly of the opinion that A Lee Martinez is just a nom-de-plume for Spider Robinson. Please note that this is not a slight on either writer...more
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Dec 14, 2011
The Earthsea Trilogy
Never really followed Le Guin's fantasy works previously, having just joined the SFBC, I picked up this omnibus edition. The writing was wonderful; th...more
Nov 24, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3)
Quick Review: Enjoyed this book more then the 2nd one (Moon over Soho). The plot was 'tighter' somehow for me (with the exception of the FBI agent). I...more
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Jul 16, 2012
Wow. This was quite simply one of the best books I've read in quite a while. It treads some familiar ground; I could tell you that it's a bit like Kra...more
Sep 14, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
The New Watch (Night Watch, #5)
I didn't expect to see another book in this series after reading The LAST Watch, but here we are with another Lukyanenko book featuring the antics of...more
Jul 25, 2013
May 01, 2013
The Gone-Away World
**spoiler alert** I read Angelmaker first, so I think my expectations were a little too high for this earlier read. The story followed a familiar appr...more
Aug 27, 2014
Feb 18, 2009
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
**spoiler alert** Was it worth the wait? Yes. It's an engaging and easy read that doesn't stray far from familiar fantasy ground. The book is a contin...more
Mar 04, 2011
May 26, 2009
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
**spoiler alert** After such a long wait, and no small amount of anguish in the life of the Author, it was with some trepidation that I got down to re...more
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Apr 05, 2013
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