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El hombre marcado (La saga de los demonios, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
I learned a lot from this book, because I wrote it myself. My rating may be somewhat biased as a result.
Dec 2006
Feb 18, 2009
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I kept seeing good things and/or controversy about Prince of Thorns everywhere I looked, and everyone loves controversy. I decided to take the arc alo ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3)
4.26
it was amazing
You may be wondering why/how I am reviewing a book that is not due to be published for several months. The answer is I couldn't wait, in more ways tha ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.58
it was amazing
Not sure about the other reviewers, but I have actually read this book.

It is really friggin' good, and I don't say that lightly.

I will write a more de
...more
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
With my reading time becoming increasingly precious, only the very best authors make it to my reading pile at all, and of those, I went with Lawrence ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
Joe Abercrombie's Half the World is half again better than Half a King which got less than half the attention it deserved.
Jan 07, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.30
really liked it
I don't know how this book would read to everyone, but if you grew up in (or lived through) the 80's, it is absolutely made of win. Buy it now.
Dec 05, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
Uprooted
4.11
it was amazing
I stayed up WAY too late one night last week finishing my advance read copy of Uprooted. It is just wonderful. I had been traveling, and the cramped h ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.49
really liked it
When I first heard of The Magicians, I was immediately intrigued. Not by the marketing blurb, but by the fact that it was written by Lev Grossman, the ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
Gemini Cell (Reawakening Trilogy #1)
3.68
it was amazing
So it's pretty well known in the SF community that Myke Cole and I have been friends for a long time. We met in high school back in 1990, which is... ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
 
Best Served Cold
4.17
it was amazing
Joe Abercrombie is my new nemesis. His books are too damn good.
not set
Jul 18, 2010
 
Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #9)
4.04
it was amazing
A fun romp, with an ending like a punch in the gut. I miss these books so much already.
not set
May 17, 2018
 
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1)
4.16
really liked it
Disclosure: Brian is a fellow SF author who I have met personally a few of times, but this review can be taken as honest word. I do not endorse books ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2013
 
Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops, #2)
3.95
it was amazing
I am very fortunate to be one if Myke Cole's beta-readers, and had the privilege of reading Fortress Frontier long before its Feb. 2013 release. I can ...more
Mar 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
The Squirrel on the Train (Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries, #2)
4.41
really liked it
A barking good time.
not set
Feb 07, 2018
 
Control Point (Shadow Ops, #1)
3.51
it was amazing
I have been one of Myke Cole's alpha readers for many years, and think this is by far his best work. Control Point has an original premise: what if ma ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2011
 
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
4.07
really liked it
This was the first of the Parasol Protectorate books I read in paper; the others were all audio, where I loved the narration by Emily Gray. Reading it ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Wheel-Mouse vs All The Crazy Robots
4.82
it was amazing
I had the pleasure last week of telling this lovely young author in person how much I loved her book. She was properly humble, then disappeared in a d ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2013
 
Perfect Shadow (Night Angel, #0.5)
4.17
really liked it
Nothing beats snacking on delicious Blintses.
Apr 02, 2012
Dec 05, 2011
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
4.27
it was amazing
There is good reason why Joe Abercrombie is in the forefront of modern fantasy writers. Any criticisms I could offer are insignificant things compared ...more
May 02, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
 
Breach Zone (Shadow Ops, #3)
4.00
it was amazing
FYI: Myke Cole is a personal friend of mine, as well as a fellow professional author, but nevertheless, this review is honest word. Myke is one of the ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
 
Throne of the Crescent Moon (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #1)
3.63
liked it
Ahmed has created a fascinating new fantasy setting with a rich feeling of its own history, but with enough parallels to our own world to make it easy ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
really liked it
I usually prefer fantasy to science fiction, but I really liked this book a lot. There were a few sections where the action slowed down briefly for an ...more
May 31, 2010
May 04, 2010
 
Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time, #6)
4.11
it was amazing
This book has an incredibly strong ending. Jordan at the top of his game.
not set
Feb 18, 2009
 
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, #13)
4.42
really liked it
Not as good as The Gathering Storm, but still a solid read. Brandon Sanderson does an excellent job of tying up the hundreds of loose threads left dan ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
The Thing Beneath the Bed (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1)
4.26
it was amazing
This long-awaited gem showed up in the mail today, much to my delight. Read it once in about five minutes, laughing out loud several times. Then read ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2010
 
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)
4.22
it was amazing
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read.
not set
Feb 18, 2009
 
Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)
4.37
it was amazing
This book changed my own writing forever.
not set
Feb 18, 2009
 
Horns
3.92
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook of Horns while at the gym. Fantastic book, but brutally hard to listen to. I count on audiobooks to take my mind off the f ...more
Feb 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
4.35
really liked it
I admit to being skeptical that anyone could pick up where Jordan left off, but I think Brandon did an amazing job and Mr. Jordan's spirit is likely w ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2010
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