- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (704 views)
An enjoyable read that could have used something more to elevate it.
- The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (529 views)
War is hell, and no less so than on the hurricane deck of the Mistral, an airship whose captain, Lieutenant Josette Dupre, must muster her crew and fight through impossible odds or perish under the guns of their enemies. Needless to say, this book defines rip-roaring adventure.
- By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis (518 views)
By Fire Above picks up right where The Guns Above left off, with strong characters, an engaging story, gripping action, and a world that is both fantastic but also almost believable.
- Memnon by Scott Oden (486 views)
Historical fiction at its best. Memnon is a character that history knows so little about, yet Oden breathes a spectacular life into him and has written a superb book.
- The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson (466 views)
Sometimes a book just doesn’t work; this is one of those times. The Bard’s Blade may be the beginning of an exciting epic fantasy adventure for some, but I’m concluding my foray into this series with this first book.
- Claus: Legend of the Fat Man (443 views)
An alternative take on the Father of Christmas that ultimately comes across as droll and uninteresting.
- Blood Engines by Tim Pratt (429 views)
Pratt goes to great length to tell us how much of a bad ass Mason is, yet we never see that reflected in the unfolding story. It's for that reason that I'm reluctant to go ahead with this series.
- Hell Divers II: Ghosts by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (251 views)
A fast-paced, fun novel that isn't going to dazzle you with its sophisticated writing but which will take you along for one hell of a ride.
- Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht (229 views)
Of Blood and Honey is perhaps the most literary urban fantasy book I’ve read in recent memory. Don't let the "fey and the fallen" subtitle fool you, either. There's a lot of grit here and characters who may surprise you if you let them.
- Hell Divers III: Deliverance (160 views)
Deliverance maintains the fast pace of the previous novels, but the writing, which continues to remain shallow, and the lack of any real character development took this one down a notch compared to the early novels in the series.