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Strings on a Shadow Puppet, T. L. Evans (SKP/TLE, 2013)

Strings on a Shadow Puppet is the exciting debut novel from T. L. Evans that combines the thrills of military science fiction with the thoughtful intrigue of espionage and mystery. With sympathetic characters, dark conspiracies, and enough fast paced combat to keep any action junkie on the edge of their seat, Strings on a Shadow Puppet will keep you turning the pages until the last plot twist is revealed. For more information go to http://www.sophyanempire.com, or http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com and/or Direct link to articles. Continue reading

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House of Suns, Alistair Reynolds (ACE Science Fiction, 2010; Gollancz, 2008)

House of Suns is the award winning novel by one of my favorite authors, Alistair Reynolds. As with many of his works, it combines mystery with Science Fiction in an Ultratech future with realistic Science. (For an indepth review, go to: sophyanempire.wordpress.com)
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Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl (Little Brown Books, 2009) {Hachette Audio, 2009; Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, featuring Eve Bianco}

Beautiful Creatures is a YA Paranormal Romance which received sixth place in the 2010 Teens Top Ten Award. God only knows why. The writing flows and is easy to follow, but the story failed on a number of levels, not least of which was the authenticity of the narrator. While it would have made a brilliant short story, novelette or maybe even novella, coming in at around 600 pages, it drags more than just a little. For a full review, go to: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Digital Fortress, Dan Brown (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)

A fourth rate cyber-action thriller set within the confines of the NSA, this tale focuses on a beautiful and talented young woman whose rise in the intelligence community is seen with envy and suspicion by her colleagues. When she discovers an unlikely plot, however, she must unravel the complex series of conspiracies in order to save the day… or rather in order for her boyfriend to save the day. Continue reading

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