Liar's Harvest by Michael Langlois is the second book in The Emergent Earth series. After the horrifying events that took place in Bad Radio Abe and t...moreLiar's Harvest by Michael Langlois is the second book in The Emergent Earth series. After the horrifying events that took place in Bad Radio Abe and the rest of the gang are living with Henry trying to figure out their next move. It seems like the world is getting worse and they are pretty sure it relates to the events that they had a part in.
There is still some strange stuff going on around the group, especially with Abe. I'm not going to go into any major detail due to the fact that it could really spoil some stuff from the first book. When an old human foot shows up on the porch one day Abe, Chuck, Leon, and Anne head to an old cemetery and are attacked by creatures that pull themselves out of the ground. During the melee a fox drops a delivery off for Leon on the battlefield and it begins a whole new adventure.
Once again Michael has written a fantastic horror/action novel. This is a great example of the second book building off of the first wonderfully. With the majority of the character's personalities already being established the story and interactions really shine. There is some pretty amusing dialogue that works well to break up the tension of what is a very serious situation. The plot of the book also really stood apart for me. I haven't read anything remotely similar to this and very much enjoyed it.
I'm very impressed with this author and will be checking out his other series, starting with Walker, soon.
Slipstream by Michael Offutt has a very entertaining concept. Combining Arthurian themes with examples of advanced technology, a society that where th...moreSlipstream by Michael Offutt has a very entertaining concept. Combining Arthurian themes with examples of advanced technology, a society that where the rich buy the life essence of the poor, alternate realities, and spirit animals leads to a book that has a unique feel.
The story that the book tells heavily involves two things that I know almost nothing about hockey and advanced math. Despite those two things being featured I still really enjoyed this book. The characters are done well for the most part though I find the relationship between Kolin and Jordan to be pretty creepy. That being said I also feel the need to put in a disclaimer that there is a pretty intense sexual episode in this book, which is not something I enjoy personally.
I think this is the beginning of a great series and I'll be checking it out further. I've actually already read book II and will be doing a review of that soon as well. This is a great book for scifi fans who are looking for some new twists to the genre.(less)
What's not to love in a fantasy book about assassins? I read the blurb and was very excited to check this one out and extremely psyched to see there w...moreWhat's not to love in a fantasy book about assassins? I read the blurb and was very excited to check this one out and extremely psyched to see there were several books in the series available so if I liked it I could go straight through.
The main character, Kaltor, starts off in mortal danger and Sebrick uses it to introduce some of the special abilities that the assassins harness. It is also revealed that Kaltor must hide his true abilities from all of the others in the area or give away a major secret.
There were some parts that I wish I had a little bit more info about certain aspects of this book, but as the story unfolds more and more questions get answered. The story unfolds well with some interesting enemies coming to the front and a way for the special skills of assassins to be especially useful in the combat. There were also some fairly strong secondary characters in Kaltor's friends and family.
This is a series that I am interested in following to see what Sebrick will bring out next.