Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner

The artwork is great, second only to the wonderful wit and rhymes

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex E. Harrow

I enjoyed the narrative and the descriptive language very much, while the pacing is a bit slow I do appreciate the author taking her time to tell a good story.

Book Review: Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Mr. Shaara chronicles the early successes of the Southern army, experiencing victories which dominated the landscape and headlines.

Book Review: Fortune’s Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora by James Conroyd Martin

We follow Theodora through childhood, daughter to window trying to make ends meet. Teenage and adulthood where the beautiful woman finds the bug of acting, but does not shy away from prostitution. She ties her fortunes to an upperclassman who has been given a governorship in Africa, but quickly finds out that meddling in affairs of the state will not earn her any friends.

Book Review: An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer

Mr. Steinhauer refuses to make this novel easy for his readers, but the relish in which he writes, creating a world full of paranoia is worth the effort.

Book Review: A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong

The Song Empire in the 13th century has lost half its territory, including the capital, to the Jurchen invaders.  While the war is raging, the peasants suffer and the great powers underestimate the Mongol warriors who are being untied by Genghis Khan.

Book Review: The First Stone by Carsten Jensen

A platoon of Danish soldiers, part of NATO forces, are hampered down in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban. Third platoon has a charismatic and brave leader, Schrøder, who answers to Colonel Steffensen. The two man are polar opposites.

The soldiers embark on a revenge mission, without realizing they are being set up by a traitor from within. Third platoon realizes that in war you have to make inconvenient allies, and embrace strange bedfellows just to survive the day.
If you’re lucky.

Book Review: The Binding by Bridget Collins

I was looking forward to reading more about the “binding”, how it worked, affected people and what is Emmett’s role in the whole magical realm the author created.

Book Review: The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor

The cast of characters is well written and defined, the author keeps the book going using wit and conviction to tell a story which should not be lost to history.

Book Review: During-the-Event by Roger Wall

I appreciated the way the author set up the post-apocalyptic world, from the beginning. The reader immediately understands the impact climate change had had on the country, the people, and the world. D.E. tells the story he was told by his grandfather, even though he was too young to remember those life changing events.

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