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The Phoenix Legacy – A Science Fiction Series Worthy of Asimov

Book Review : Sword of the Lamb The Phoenix Legacy series By M.K. Wren e-book Spoiler Alert! (New ebook cover) (Book 2, Original Cover) (Book 3, Original Cover – which I think is more fun) Summary In the 33rd Century, a vast … Continue reading

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Flamecaster – The Seven Realms Live On

Book Review : Flamecaster Shattered Realms By Cinda Williams Chima Spoiler Alert! Summary A burning vengeance. Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. The son of the queen of … Continue reading

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The Thief’s Daughter – A Rare Middle Book

Book Review : The Thief’s Daughter The Kingfountain Series By Jeff Wheeler Spoiler Alert! Summary Owen Kiskaddon first came to the court of the formidable King Severn as a prisoner, winning favor with the stormy monarch by masquerading as a boy … Continue reading

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Calamity -How Does Sanderson Pull Together An Unlikely Premise?

Book Review : Calamity The Reckoners By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! Summary When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole … Continue reading

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Shadow and Bone – An Intriguing Setting

Book Review : Shadow and Bone The Grisha #1 By Leigh Bardugo Spoiler Alert! Summary Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters … Continue reading

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Such Wicked Intent – The Supernatural Element Is A Key For A Great Frankenstein Story

Book Review : Such Wicked Intent The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2 By Kenneth Oppel Spoiler Alert! Summary When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not … Continue reading

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“By Divine Right” – Finally Another Patrick Carr Book!

Book Review: By Divine Right The Darkwater Saga By Patrick W. Carr Spoiler Alert!   Summary      Willet Dura ekes out a living as an assistant reeve in the city of Bunard, the royal city, investigating minor and not-so-minor … Continue reading

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“The Well of Ascension” – How Can the Plot Grow Once the Empire Was Defeated?

Book Review: The Well of Ascension, A Mistborn Novel                          By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a … Continue reading

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“Mistborn – The Final Empire” – Where Can A Book Go When It Begins At the End of An Empire?

Mistborn : The Final Empire By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! For a thousand years, the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years, the Lord … Continue reading

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“The Thirteenth Tale” – Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Spoiler Alert! Here are a couple of book covers to get a flavor for the story though we are taught not to judge a book by it’s cover. Summary Biographer Margaret Lea … Continue reading

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