Monthly Archives: May 2012

The High King’s Tomb, Kristen Britain (DAW, 2007 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Ellen Archer})

The High King’s Tomb is the third book in Kristen Britain’s best selling Green Rider series. It is a solid piece of High Fantasy, but is unlikely to appeal to those who are not fans of the genre. Continue reading

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First to Fight: Starfist Book I, David Sherman and Dan Cragg (Del Rey, 1997)

First to Fight: Starfist Book I by David Sherman and Dan Cragg is the rip-roaring opening salvo in the immense Starfist series. It does exactly what it says on the tin. For more details go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com. Continue reading

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Communion of Dreams, James T. Downey (Artifact Imprints, 2012)

Communion of Dreams is the debut novel by James T. Downey. It is a First Contact/Alien Artifact story with a solid plot, and some good character arcs. While the pace is a bit slow, it has one of the very few endings in a book of this nature that I actually enjoyed! For more information see: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins, 2003) {HarpurAudio, Narrator: Stephen Briggs)

CRIVENS! The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld, is a stand alone novel that serves as the extremely amusing first volume of the Tiffany Aching Series by Terry Pratchett. Set in his Discworld, it is a Mid-grade to Young Adult novel that is funny, engaging and wonderfully enjoyable for adults as well as midgrade readers. Maybe more soo. Continue reading

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The Honourable School Boy, John Le Carré (Penguin Books, 1977{Penguin Audio, Narrator: Michael Jayston})

The Honourable School Boy is the stand alone second volume in the Karla Trilogy by John Le Carré. It focuses on the aftermath of the events that are chronicled in LeCarré’s masterwork: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Though not the best in the series, it remains a superior spy tale. See http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com for the full review Continue reading

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