Book Reviews

Nemo Rising
by C. Courtney Joyner

As the continuation of Jules Verne's classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, it's depressing to consider how great of a novel Nemo Rising could have been. Unfortunately, my only recommendation here is to give it a pass on your reading list.

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Krampus the Yule Lord
by Brom

Krampus is as much a story about the traditions of Christmas and Yule as it is a tale of discovery, as the titular character struggles to find his place in a world that has moved on without him.

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Boneshaker
by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker is full of goodness: zombies, airships, polarized goggles, gas masks, steampunk weapons, a particularly mad and devious scientist/inventor, and a strong female lead who doesn't know when to quit. Great read!

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Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas is a fun, almost nostalgic-like glimpse into the lives of the Tolkiens. It’s the sort of book one can share with the children each and every year much like Mr. Tolkien did with his own children.

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The Girl in the Tower
by Katherine Arden

Vasya is on her own, which is just fine with her. But she's rushing into an unknown danger she isn't ready to face. The Girl in the Tower is another fantastic read from a true up and coming author. It’s rare a series this good comes along, so don’t miss it.

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Mississippi Roll
by George R.R. Martin (editor)

An entertaining jaunt aboard a steamboat of old. The stories flow together seamlessly (a credit to the editor) and the overall story is fun and engaging.

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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.

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The Bear and the Nightingale
by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale is historical fantasy fiction at its best. A vibrant world, rich characters, more than a hint of the supernatural, and an endearing main character who doesn’t have all the answers but isn’t afraid to find them. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book now.

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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.