Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2005)

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card, is a companion/parallel tale to his brilliant novel Ender’s Game. It effectively tells the same story as Card’s award winning YA novel, but does so from a different Point of View (POV) focusing on different elements. While this sounds like a set up for a miserable book, it actually works quite well and is well worth reading. Continue reading

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The Silent Oligarch, Christopher Morgan Jones (Penguin Press, 2012 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Jason Culp})

The Silent Oligarch is the debut novel by Christopher Morgan Jones. It is a fascinating tale of corporate spies and money laundering that ranks among some of the best Espionage novels that I’ve read in a long time. This is not a Spy Thriller, nor a Mystery, but an Espionage novel of the highest caliber. Continue reading

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Off Armageddon Reef: Safehold Series Book 1, David Weber (Tor, 2007 {McMillan Audio, Narrator: Oliver Wyman})

Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber is in essence a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court style story, that a good enough read if you enjoy Military Science Fiction, but is likely to prove un-engaging if you do not already care for the genre. For details, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Another excerpt from HMS Hunter: Strings on a Shadow Puppet, by Thomas L. Evans (©2003).

Yes… another excerpt from my book…. don’t worrry, I’ll go back to reviews next week. HMS Hunter: Strings on a Shadow Puppet© 2003 Lights flashed and strobed in time to the music. Alyiar could feel the rhythm in his chest as he … Continue reading

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