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Spells and Bullets Together: The Modern Soldier-Mage’s Guide to Warfare

by Tom Doyle Tor Books has just published American Craftsmen, my first novel in a three-book modern-day fantasy series. The “craftsmen” in the title are the magician soldiers and psychic spies who’ve been secretly serving their country since colonial times. … Continue reading

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A Storm of Swords: Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), George R. R, Martin (HarpurCollins, 2000){Random House Audio, Narrator: Roy Doltrice)

(Game of Thrones, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Politics, post-modern) Grade: Γ — (Gamma) A good or even fantastic book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to … Continue reading

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Mockingjay (The Final Book of Hunger Games (Book 3), Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2010 {Scholastic Audio, Narrator: Carolyn McCormick}

Mocking Jay is the final installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, and serves as a brilliant conclusion to this series. Continue reading

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Flag in Exile, David Weber (Baen Books, 1995 {Brilliance Audio, Narrator: Allysson Johnson)

Flag in Exile is David Weber’s fifth book in the Honor Harrington series and focuses on the ramifications of her actions at the end of the last book, while simultaneously building more into the political and social background of the ‘Honorverse.’ It is an enjoyable read to anyone who likes the Honor Harrington series, but would likely prove unsatisfying to anyone who was not already a fan. Continue reading

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Strings on a Shadow Puppet, reviews, interviews and trailer views

A review, two interviews and a book trailer for Strings on a Shadow Puppet, the exciting spy-space opera by T. L. Evans Continue reading

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Shadow of the Giant, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2006 {MacMillan Audio, Narrator: Scott Brick, David Birney, Cast})

Shadow of the Giant is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card‘s ‘Shadow’ series, thus part of the Ender’s Game world. Here at last we see the story line moving beyond Bean’s childhood issues to follow on with the ramifications of the end of the Bugger war (giggle) and the return to Earth of a school filled with supergenius’ trained to lead armies. A solid addition to the series, but it does get bogged down with political diatribes. for the full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Andromeda’s Choice, William C. Dietz (ACE, 2013)

Andromeda’s Choice is the exciting Military Science Fiction sequel by William C. Dietz’s set in his Legion of the Damned World. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com or short link here. Continue reading

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