Begins in Germany in Cologne cathedral where I visited last year so had particular interest to me.
I rate James Rollins' thrillers as on par or better...moreBegins in Germany in Cologne cathedral where I visited last year so had particular interest to me.
I rate James Rollins' thrillers as on par or better than Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, even Michael Crichton. They all have sound base in history and science and then the built in fantasy thriller. I love the Sigma Force characters and although you can read these as stand alone thrillers you can also read them as a progressive series in order to follow the characters, their lives, loves, damages or demises. So can be emotional as you get to like the characters.
Yes the plot is far fetched yet also just about feasible...which makes these stories of James very enticing to read IMO. Main stream award winning author, books well edited and I love the glossary of facts and possibilities he adds to the back...which of course adds to their feasibility.
Has to be a good five stars from me. I recommend his to all lovers of a good adventure.(less)
Rather disappointed but my own mistake. I bought it then found upon reading it at around $3/£2 it was only a third of the story and I'm not paying £3....moreRather disappointed but my own mistake. I bought it then found upon reading it at around $3/£2 it was only a third of the story and I'm not paying £3.21 for the compilation...$4-50 I believe and only 48 pages. If it had been badly written or not edited I would have slapped one star but it has erotic moments though again it shows in the BDSM search engine but isn't. Here Ella has two stepsisters who are whores and step father who is the pimp and seduces his girls too. Never got to the masquerade ball and at the end of this she is still a vaginal virgin...oops not elsewhere. 2* only buyer beware, don't be fleeced.(less)
This is a short story by J.L.Merrow, a take on the Pinnochio story of a wooden puppet, probably familiar to most children through the Disney film of t...moreThis is a short story by J.L.Merrow, a take on the Pinnochio story of a wooden puppet, probably familiar to most children through the Disney film of that name. Yet this is a story that has similar characters, most main elements of the original story but with a twisted deviancy as to what grows with lies and the underlying sense of humour, laced with sarcasm that is both hilarious, clever and the telling of which is very British.
I loved it, yet am also aware that there is a level that leaves me uncomfortable but that JLM has covered as well as can be by ensuring wooden boy becomes human young man. I loved Fairy Twinkerbell, should we ever have this as alternate panto I see dear Julian Clary as perfect for the role.
Has to be four stars from me, has a good standard, and use of the English language, loved the alliteration...pummelled his pine nut prostate...and has been edited. I recommend it to adult BDSM readers who enjoy m/m story lines.(less)
At first I thought this was going of at a tangent, but as the original I always thought Goldilocks was a naughty girl and here she is a thief but one...moreAt first I thought this was going of at a tangent, but as the original I always thought Goldilocks was a naughty girl and here she is a thief but one with a conscience that becomes apparent as the consequences of her actions become known and she tries to correct a wrong. At this point it moves to a brief f/f scene and I thought where does Goldie link with Goldielocks and where are the three men. Eventually it linked in. Also the reason for the martial arts and latest technology. Liz reveals slowly where and why the three men are small to large, and witha very clever twist at the end which I twigged at a late stage, then found I was right and had to laugh.
Well written, remember it is based on a retold version that links into the original fairytale. I liked this but still prefer Liz's take on Alice best. It has a hint of romance, hint of BDSM, and plenty of lust. It shows vanilla and kink...amazing what can happen in the kitchen haha.