- Outpost by W. Michael Gear (382 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.
- Lord of the Isles by David Drake (169 views)
The pacing is all wrong on this one, with characters that are flung at the reader and just as quickly tossed away.
- Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (156 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.
- Reiffen's Choice by S.C. Butler (145 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.
- Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold (143 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 (132 views)
Penric's Mission lifts the main character to new heights in terms of his confidence and maturity. This it the Penric I've been waiting for and the one which makes this fourth book in the series a must read.
- Sky of Swords by Dave Duncan (132 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.
- Sly Mongoose by Tobias Buckell (97 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.
- Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick (89 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.
- Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold (73 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.