Book Reviews

The Warded Man
by Peter V. Brett

Sometimes a book doesn't live up to the hype. Peter Brett's The Warded Man was one of those for me as a great premise fizzles out and is ultimately wasted.

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The Alchemist's Apprentice
by Dave Duncan

Nostradamus has predicted a government official's murder and now that person has wound up dead. Did the Maestro perpetrate the crime to enhance his reputation as a soothsayer or is something more foul afoot? Mystery, intrigue, daring, and magic prevail in this debut novel in Duncan's Venice Series. As usual, Duncan does not fail to deliver.

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Beguilement
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Superb writing, great storytelling, and intriguing characters makes this first book in Bujold's Sharing Knife series a delight to read.

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Old Man's War
by John Scalzi

A seventy-five year old widower, John Perry finds the Colonial Defense Force's offer of a new, youthful life intriguing. The CDF fulfills their end of the bargain, now he needs to fulfill his: ten years' commitment as a space marine, fighting the worst the universe has to offer. Funny, thoughtful, and packed with action, Old Man's War is a great read and one of Scalzi's seminal works.

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The Gunslinger
by Stephen King

Dark, gritty, and singular in scope, King begins an epic story in the first novel in the Dark Tower series.

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The Dying Earth
by Jack Vance

Tales of the Dying Earth takes place in a future so far advanced that technology has become more akin to magic. This compilation spans four separate tomes and is written in the classic, no nonsense style as befitting a grandmaster of science fiction. The book is entertaining nonetheless, and should be on every serious reader's list.