Category Archive: four stars

Jun 19

The Visitant – Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear

About the book At the Dawn of the Age of the Katsinas… A woman runs away in search of a Spirit Helper and never returns… An ancient village is swept into a shattering crime beyond reason, beyond belief… An old man must learn to walk the dark labyrinth of a murderer’s mind to find him …

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Jun 14

Cordelia’s Honor – Lois McMaster Bujold

About the book In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan – he who was called “The …

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Apr 27

Scourge of the Betrayer – Jeff Salyards

About the book Many tales are told of the Syldoon Empire and its fearsome soldiers, who are known throughout the world for their treachery and atrocities. Some say that the Syldoon eat virgins and babies–or perhaps their own mothers. Arkamondos, a bookish young scribe, suspects that the Syldoon’s dire reputation may have grown in the …

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Mar 19

Jack of Ravens – Mark Chadbourn

Aboutthe book A quest of epicreach spanning the globe under the mythologies of five great cultures – andfinally crossing the barrier between life and death.  Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walksout of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before hewas born, with no knowledge of how he got there.  All …

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Mar 10

Wide Open – Deborah Coates

About the book When Sergeant HallieMichaels comes back to South Dakota from Afghanistan on ten days’ compassionateleave, her sister Dell’s ghost is waiting at the airport to greet her. The sheriff says that Dell’s death was suicide,but Hallie doesn’t believe it. Something happened or Dell’s ghost wouldn’tstill be hanging around. Friends and family, mourning Dell’s …

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Mar 07

The Frozen Sky – Jeff Carlson

About the book “The FrozenSky” is a stand-alone novella by the international bestselling author of thePlague Year trilogy. Originally publishedin the Writers of the Future XXIII anthology, “The Frozen Sky” is anear-future sci fi thriller set beneath the ice of Jupiter’s sixth moon,Europa. This story has been translated into Czech, Estonian, and Polish inmagazines overseas. …

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Feb 06

Home Fires – Gene Wolfe

About the book Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America atonce familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fallin love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is awar on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. …

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Feb 02

The Doctor and the Kid – Mike Resnick

About the book Doc Holliday needs to replenish his bankrollquickly and uses his skill as a shootist to turn bounty hunter. The biggestreward is for the death of Billy the Kid. Doc enlists the aid of both magic(Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison). 323pages (paperback) Publishedby: Pyr Author’swebsite Thanks to Pyr for sending me a copy …

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Jan 25

Shadow Ops – Myke Cole

About the book Army Officer.Fugitive. Sorcerer.  Across the country and in every nation, peopleare waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms,raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze.  Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it.A lieutenant attached to the military’s Supernatural Operations Corps, hismission is to bring order …

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Jan 23

The Third Section – Jasper Kent

About the book The third novel in Jasper Kent’s enthralling, chilling and acclaimed historical vampire sequence — The Danilov Quintet.Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only …

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