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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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The Man with the Baltic Stare, James Church (Minotaur Books, 2010)

SPOILER: The Man with the Baltic Stare is James Church’s fourth and probably last installment in the brilliant and innovative Inspector O series. Set in a crumbling North Korea, it is the most mystery like of the series so far and Church’s best effort to date. For a more in depth view go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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