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Book Review: Boundless: A Drizzt Novel by R.A. Salvatore
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Boundless
Generations: Book II, A Drizzt Novel
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
By R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Release Date: September 10, 2019

I opened the box carefully, reverently even. The last thing I wanted to do was damage the contents and though chances were slight, I closely monitored how deep the incision was, insuring that nothing inside would be harmed in any way. First one flap, then another, continuing on until all four were flipped out so as to facilitate the removal of the treasure within. A bit of packing paper and bubble wrap is all that separated me from the coveted prize inside its current containment. Lifting the multiple items from their home, I slowly removed one after another from the stack, setting them down carefully on the table beside me. After taking out four of them, I spotted it. It was next to last in the bundle, just waiting for me to take it up lovingly. I touched the cover, maybe to remind myself that this was no dream but in fact the time had come for it to be part of my life, to be a part of the world. Six books arrived that day from my editors, but only one was Boundless by R.A. Salvatore. And regardless of how my day was going, it had been redeemed, for Drizzt had come home again.

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Book Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski
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Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
By J. Michael Straczynski
Published: Harper Voyager
Release Date: July 23, 2019

You think you know a writer by the works they produce. And oftentimes, this is spot on. However, in this case, I was sadly mistaken. Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood is a harrowing tale that will break your heart and uplift your spirit, all at the same time. I have never met J. Michael Straczynski, but I hope to meet this amazing man one day. But before I give you an overview of his autobiography, let me just say I will not be able to do this book justice. But I will try my best.

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Book Review: Barren: A Demon Cycle Novella
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Barren: A Demon Cycle Novella Review

Barren
Demon Cycle
Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Peter V. Brett
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: September 25, 2018

I am utterly unfamiliar with the Demon Cycle series, but if this novella is anything to go by, it is on my shortlist now. In Barren, we are given the chance to see humanity at its most desperate. For longer than any can remember, the demons have attacked settlements at night. And for much of that time, mankind has tried to survive by living behind their defenses and attacking only when necessary. And while this seems like a great plot, it is actually the backdrop for the real story.

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Book Review: King Of Ashes (The Firemane Saga Book 1) By Raymond E. Feist
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King Of Ashes
The Firemane Saga – Book 1
Hardcover | Paperback (Large Print) | Kindle | Audiobook
By Raymond E. Feist
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Paperback Release date: May 8, 2018

Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod! Raymond E. Feist has not only released a new book, but it is the start of a brand new series! As a connoisseur of all things Riftwar, Midkemia, and Kelewan, I am astounded to find that this new series is a whole new setting! King Of Ashes is the first novel in The Firemane Saga which takes place on the world of Garn. This takes epic to all new levels, as Feist’s previous setting is rich with depth beyond the norm. Will this new world match up to 30 books and 35 years of storytelling? We shall see!

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Book Review: The Seven
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The Seven
Book 3 of “The Vagrant Trilogy”
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Peter Newman
Harper Voyager
Release Date: October 3, 2017

There is something quite satisfying about reviewing every book in a series. The ability to chronicle the growth of the tale, the author, and even, introspectively, myself is something that seldom is allowed to occur. Having reviewed both The Vagrant and The Malice, it just felt natural that I should shine a light on the last of the trilogy, The Seven. So, without any further ado, here is a glimpse at what the final installment has to offer.

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Book Review: The Bones Of The Earth: A Bound Gods Novel By Rachel Dunne
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The Bones Of The Earth
A Bound Gods Novel (Book 2)
Paperback | Kindle
By Rachel Dunne
Harper Voyager
Release Date: June 27, 2017

It’s been almost exactly a year since I wrote a review extolling the virtues of Rachel Dunne‘s debut novel In The Shadow Of The Gods. I heaped praise upon it for the beautiful setting and extensive world building that she had created. It is therefore safe to assume that I was not at all hesitant to dive into the sequel so as to write a review prior to the release. Unfortunately, my expectations were set too high it seems. The Bones Of The Earth was not at all what I expected.

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Book Spotlight: The Prey Of Gods By Nicky Drayden
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The Prey of Gods
Paperback | Kindle
By Nicky Drayden
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: June 13, 2017

Bringing a passion unlike many in the field of science fiction, Nicky Drayden makes her debut with an explosive start in The Prey of Gods. There is a sense of world building more common to high fantasy than sci-fi in her expert weaving of this tale. And I have to say that I only barely read any of it. As a matter of fact, I read a mere three chapters and decided that I have to own this book.

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Book Review: Flames Of Rebellion by Jay Allan
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Flames Of Rebellion
Flames Of Rebellion Book 1
Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Jay Allan
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: March 21, 2017

In Flames Of Rebellion, author Jay Allan creates a futuristic galactic tale where Earth’s Federal America has become an authoritarian society that rules over several extraterrestrial colony worlds, including Alpha 2, commonly referred to as “Haven” by its inhabitants. Haven is on the brink of revolution, with protests against Federal America become more and more frequent, with one in the works to occur at a federal mining prison camp that can only lead to disastrous outcomes for both the prisoners and the soldiers deployed to quell the riot. It becomes clear right away that the respective powerful forces behind both the Federal American government and the Rebellion have a bigger end game in mind and have no problem using people as pawns to achieve it.

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Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
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A Closed and Common Orbit
Wayfarers Book 2
Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Becky Chambers
Sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: March 14, 2017 (Paperback Edition)

In A Closed and Common Orbit, author Becky Chambers leaves behind the Wayfarer starship and most of the characters introduced in the first book, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Instead, this second book focuses on Lovelace, the Wayfarer’s communications interface whose consciousness has been rebooted into a human-looking body, or “body kit,” that the sentient AI calls Sidra. Lovelace is finding life to be difficult to get used to as Sidra, especially since aside from recalling her initial programming as a ship’s computer, she has no memories from her time with the Wayfarer.

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Book Review: The Wrong Dead Guy By Richard Kadrey
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The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey

The Wrong Dead Guy
Another Coop Heist Book 2
Sequel to The Everything Box
By Richard Kadrey
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: February 28, 2017

You probably know author Richard Kadrey best from his Sandman Slim gritty urban fantasy series, but for his latest book, The Wrong Dead Guy, he continues the adventures of Charlie “Coop” Cooper, a master thief who saved the world in the first installment, The Everything Box. In this follow-up, Coop has reluctantly gone legit after being drafted into working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a Los Angeles-based top secret government agency dealing with oddities and strange supernatural items. This time around, the DOPS has a quick job for Coop: break into a local museum and steal an ancient Egyptian mummy named Harkhuf. Simple, right? Because we all know what happens when you mess with mummies. What could go wrong?

The mummy could awaken, that’s what could — and does — go wrong. And, as awakened mummies are wont to do, Harkhuf wants to find his old love so that they can take over the world together.

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