Book Reviews

The Alchemist's Code
by Dave Duncan

The Alchemist's Code is a well-written, enjoyable read, full of mystery, intrigue, and action. The 2nd book in the Alchemist series is a must-read.

Book Reviews

Renegade's Magic
by Robin Hobb

Renegade's Magic concludes the Soldier Son Trilogy. Hobb brings everything full circle, and while I won't say everything works out, it's a happier ending than certain other novels of hers.

Book Reviews

A Lot Like Christmas
by Connie Willis

If you’re looking for something beyond the traditional Dickens to read this holiday season, A Lot Like Christmas may fit the bill for you. Despite a couple of the stories feeling like duds to me, I’m giving it four rockets because there are many more stories I enjoyed than not, and even a few which stand out as holiday gems.

Book Reviews

Bright of the Sky
by Kay Kenyon

Titus has entered the Entire before, but when he returned to our world it was by himself; his wife and daughter had stayed behind for reasons Titus does not remember. Upon his return, he makes it his mission to find them and to learn the reason they did not come back with him. The answer is both sad and bittersweet.

Book Reviews

Forest Mage
by Robin Hobb

Nevare is not the most likeable or heroic character Hobb has ever conceived, but I honestly felt for the guy and kept reading if only because I wanted to see his fortunes turn. More than that, though, Hobb kept me going with her usual excellent writing as she crafts a compelling story in this second novel in the Soldier Son series.

Book Reviews

Medieval Siege Warfare
by Christopher Gravett

A good, high-level overview of the different aspects of a siege. I don't know that you'd be able to go off and write a thesis on the subject based on this work alone, but it's thorough enough to satisfy the layman.

Book Reviews

Ephemera
by Paul S. Kemp

My review of Paul S. Kemp's Ephemera. A bit of a departure from Kemp's usual franchise work, this one nevertheless doesn't disappoint.

Audiobook Reviews

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving

Enough cannot be said for the narration of Tom Mison, whose voice with its captivating eloquence and English accent is a treat for the ears. His having played the role of Ichabod Crane in the Sleepy Hollow television series aside, he is the perfect narrator for this story, as he captures the time period and the story’s classic language superbly.

Book Reviews

Sandman Slim
by Richard Kadrey

Stark just got back from Hell and he's got only one thing on his mind: revenge. A blend of noir detective novel and urban fantasy, Kadrey delivers a fast-paced story with plenty of gripping and laugh out loud moments throughout.