- Outpost by W. Michael Gear (546 views)
Outpost earns a solid four rockets from me. I liked the characters, the story, the planet, and the direction the author is going with all of it. It’s a good science fiction series you should add to your reading list.
- Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (290 views)
Penric and Desdemona must face off against a rogue shaman wanted for murder. As always, Bujold's writing draws you into her world and her characters never disappoint.
- Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold (274 views)
This next installment in the Penric and Desdemona series goes a little deeper than previous stories, but not deep enough to rise above a three rocket rating. Still, it's a good read and a nice addition to the ongoing saga.
- Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold (255 views)
Penric's Mission lifts the main character to new heights in terms of his confidence and maturity. This is the Penric I've been waiting for and the one which makes this fourth book in the series a must read.
- Reiffen's Choice by S.C. Butler (249 views)
Tolkien meets Harry Potter in the first of this three book series. Reiffen's Choice harkens back to the traditional fantasy tales of old. Fun and entertaining, it's a good read, albeit not entirely original.
- Sky of Swords by Dave Duncan (242 views)
A fun read with an ending that didn't quite satisfy. However, Duncan delights anyway with a likeable main character and enough twists to keep things interesting.
- Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick (218 views)
Master Assassins is probably a good first book in what may be a very intriguing series, but I’ll never know for sure since it was a DNF for me.
- Sly Mongoose by Tobias Buckell (212 views)
Sly Mongoose by Tobias Buckell is a fast-paced science fiction novel that centers around Pepper, an elite soldier whose primary duty is the preservation of the human race (kicking ass is his other priority). A fun read that I highly recommend.
- Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold (196 views)
Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.
- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (183 views)
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is a gritty, in-your-face, rollicking good time of a story. Full of deeply thought out, colorful characters, there's something for every fan of the fantasy genre here.