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The Pirates Of Pompeii – An Explosive Mystery

Book Review : The Pirates Of Pompeii The Roman Mysteries By Caroline Lawrence Spoiler Alert! Summary It is late August of A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift … Continue reading

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Snow Queen, Heart of Ice – Is It Too Much Like Elsa In Disney’s Frozen? Or Does It Reflect Hans Christian Andersen’s Original Story?

Book Review : Snow Queen, Heart of Ice The Snow Queen #1 e-book By K. M. Shea Spoiler Alert! Summary Rakel, a princess by birth, has spent most of her life exiled on a barren mountain, despised because of her powerful snow magic. … Continue reading

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A Stranger To Command – A prequel to Crown Duel

Book Review : A Stranger To Command By Sherwood Smith Spoiler Alert! Summary This prequel to Crown Duel is about the early life of Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth, who as a courtly, well-mannered teen coached in the noble art of … Continue reading

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Mark of the Thief – How Does It Compare To The False Prince?

Book Review : Mark of the Thief Praetor War By Jennifer A. Nielsen Spoiler Alert! Summary When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he … Continue reading

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“The Shadow Throne” – How Can Jaron Overcome The Odds?

Book Review: The Shadow Throne By Jennifer A. Nielsen Spoiler Alert! Summary      War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen … Continue reading

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“The Runaway King” – Can A Kingdom Rally Around The Man They Remember As A Boy?

Book Review: The Runaway King By Jennifer A. Nielsen Spoiler Alert! Summary      Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the … Continue reading

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“The Perilous Garde” – A Newberry Award Book Worth Reading

Book Review: The Perilous Gard By Elizabeth Marie Pope Spoiler Alert! Summary Kate and Alicia Sutton are ladies in waiting to the banished Princess Elizabeth. Kate is banished to a distant castle named Elvenwood Hall, also known as the Perilous … Continue reading

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“Surviving the Applewhites” – How Do We Characterize Others Based On Appearance?

Book Review: Surviving the Applewhites By Stephanie S. Tolan Spoiler Alert! Summary Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he burned down his old school and got kicked out of every school in his home state. Only one place will … Continue reading

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