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Of Sea and Shadow (The Elder Empire: Sea Book 1)
I loved Wight's Traveler's Gate series so picking this up was a no brainer. The whole idea of using two books, instead of one, to tell the story of tw ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Murder at the Kinnen Hotel (Powder Mage, #0.3)
There are some authors who seem to write short stories out of some need to appease their fans and in the end fall flat. This is not the case with our ...more
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
Hellhound on My Trail (Rock Band Fights Evil, #1)
This is not the next Great Gatsby and it doesn't pretend to be. What this book is, is precisely what I wanted it to be. It is nothing more than a fun ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven, #1)
This one was one of the hardest to get in to as I have ever experienced. I put it down twice and didn't expect to go back to it. Perseverance paid off ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Reyn, Vol. 1: Warden Of Fate
While interesting I'm not sure I'm going to keep going. I'm a little incredulous about the medieval-cum-spaceship-fantasy-quest thing. I may go a coup ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
Return to Honor (Powder Mage, #1.5)
How does McClellan do it? I don't even LIKE short stories and yet I can't stop reading what he puts out in between the full length books in this serie ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Dec 11, 2014
The Academy (The Central, #1)
I'm torn on the rating for The Academy. You see it has, what appears to be, an interesting magic system, a well designed world, and an interesting cas ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
She Who Waits (Low Town, #3)
There are times you worry about how an author is going to moving ahead in a series. You know that point, six or seven books in and you wonder why the ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 03, 2014
Son of the Black Sword
This is probably my first three star review for a Larry Correia novel and I don't give it that rating lightheartedly. While the story is good, some of ...more
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
A Long Spoon: A Tor.Com Original
If you haven't read any of the other Johannes Cabal books then this isn't the place to start. A Long Spoon is much more whimsical than the rest of the ...more
Jan 09, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
Zero Sight (Zero Sight, #1)
Justin Shier has done a decent job on this, his opening volley. I really wanted to give Zero Sight four stars because the story is really well done an ...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
The Palace Job (Rogues of the Republic #1)
The Palace Job contains a good story that is unfortunately obscured by too many other things. Multiple magic systems with precious little explanation, ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
The Anathema (The Central, #2)
While The Academy had me torn on the rating, The Anathema does not. This is a three star book that could have been better. I don't know if it's the la ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
Shift (The Protector, #2)
The first book in this series started out sort of stumbling and slow but was intriguing enough that I got through to about halfway where it really fou ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Ready Player One
Wow this one just flew by. Ernest Cline can sure spin a tale and this one is laced with pop culture in such a way that it feels to have been written e ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
The Dark Side of the Road (Ishmael Jones Mystery, #1)
There is an art to simple story telling. Now, I don't mean telling simple stories but simply telling a story and telling it well. This is what I expec ...more
May 06, 2015
May 04, 2015
Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant #2)
Not being a Londoner, hell being a born and bread American, I appreciate the way Ben Aarononvitch paints London in this series. It makes me want to se ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
City of Light (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy, #3)
What a run! Talk about a series I didn't want to see end...

I loved this series start to finish and as much as I really didn't want to see it end this
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Endure (The Protector, #4)
This series started off a little off kilter but the mythology and magic system made it interesting enough to keep going. Shift picked up the pace, Rel ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Zero Sum (Zero Sight, #2)
Again Shier does a good job of storytelling and main character development. Zero Sum picks up right where Zero Sight left off and sprints forward at a ...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
Prince of Suck (Hard Luck Hank #3)
Hank is one of my favorite schlocky characters. He's not a quick thinker and he's currently not a very fast mover. What Hank is, is a force of nature. ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
Prince of Hazel and Oak (Shadowmagic, #2)
The sequel to Shadowmagic, and the second book in the series of the same name is a well crafted tale and doesn't disappoint. The pacing borders on lea ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant, #5)
Peter Grant is back with another case for The Folly. While it picks up really well I felt like the premise for getting Peter to the countryside was a ...more
Jan 25, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
I have come to really enjoy the zombie genre thanks, in large part, to this series. I don't enjoy the wave after wave of walking corpses with very lit ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Of Shadow and Sea (The Elder Empire: Shadow Book 1)
If you don't know anything about this series then you need to look in to it. Of Shadow And Sea was released in tandem with Of Sea And Shadow. The prom ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1)
Castell knocked it out of the park with Traitor's Blade! There's a fine line you have to tread when you're writing a serious book with snarky characte ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
Tomorrow The Killing (Low Town, #2)
Polansky proves that he's not a one hit wonder with the second volume in the Low Town series. More visceral details from this crime-procedural-cum-fan ...more
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Low Town (Low Town, #1)
Polansky proves himself a weaver of intricate tales with this first shot across the bow of the fantasy genre. In the same bleeding vein as Abercrombie ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Shadowmagic (Shadowmagic, #1)
The pace at which this story drags you in is really well done. In fact it's well done enough that it stands out enough to mention. Conor is great main ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
The Cormorant (Miriam Black, #3)
Miriam is back and in my opinion this is the best book in the series so far. We get see Miriam really deal with her gift and it's consequences. Couple ...more
Dec 10, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
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