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Friday, August 30, 2013

Virtual Blue by R.J. Sullivan



If the book is as good as the cover it should be a hum dinger!


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

The King of the Fels by Cathy Benedetto




 This is the final book in the trilogy.  As an avid fan of anthropomorphism, I enjoyed the communication with the Fels (cats of all types) in all three of these books.   The Shala are the guardians of Sandala and the Fels are their companion warriors.  In this final book, we get many questions answered.  Ms. Benedetto does a nice wrap up.


Tahjeen comes to maturity in this book and we find out what destiny has in store for he and his human bride, Ariann.  



There are a couple of good surprises in the last book that really ties the three books tightly.   Do read all three, they are well worth your effort.



I enjoyed all the books and I recommend this one specifically as well.



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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dark Shala by Cathy Benedetto

 
This is the middle book of the trilogy.  As an avid fan of anthropomorphism, I enjoyed the
 communication with the Fels (cats of all types) in all the books.   The Shala are the guardians of Sandala and the Fels are their companion warriors.


This book introduces the fly in the ointment.   Who are the Dark Shala and what are their origins?

Human greed and perversity abound in this volume.  Anthropomorphic cats are the only unsinged heroes having no down side to their behavior.

This book builds the foundation for the culmination of events in the final volume. 

I enjoyed it and recommend it.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Out of the Dark by David Weber






A new Weber series is always welcome.  Although after starting the excellent Multiverse series and discovering there are no plans to finish it makes me leery of starting a new Weber series.   Although in this purported series, there is a good wrap up, I guess in case he decides not to continue.   I know I was not the only one disappointed when there was no follow up (and none planned) for Hell’s Gate and Hell Hath No Fury.





Regardless, this book does stand alone well so if there is no follow up, there should be no disappointment. 



This book started very similar to a John Ringo series, the Posleen War.   It had a very similar taste and feel.   Weber does have the ability to craft characters that are memorable in spite of the fact he never hesitates to kill some of them off.  



There are some interesting twists to the book that make it much different than the Ringo series. 



I still recommend the book .



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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes



The book stands alone but would be better if Shadow Raiders had been read first.  A distained portion of the population decides to get even for past wrongs. 

This is a well crafted world.  A back story would have made the book better.  The main characters are nicely done and likeable.  The Trundlers are air borne gypsies and Stephano is a dragonless dragon rider.

The events that they entertain surround the disgruntled Bottom Dwellers.  The conflict with the Bottom Dweller is driving former adversaries into begrudging cooperation.

It is a good story and I recommend it but I do strongly recommend reading the first book first.



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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blood And Steel by Steven Shrewsbury Available Today!




Available Today August 13-2013
See my reviews of Previous Gorias La Gaul, the heroic star of the novels Thrall and Overkill.

Gorias La Gaul, the heroic star of the novels Thrall and Overkill.   - See more at: http://seventhstarpress.blogspot.com/2013/08/cover-reveal-of-new-single-author.html#sthash.Vik69IjT.dpuf
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