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Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This is the sixth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ so beware spoilers for previous episodes. The first three books are set in a different time with a different hero. The latter three, including this one, are set in an previous era and our hero is Quaeryt, a scholar and imager in the service of Bhayar, […]

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Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

Nia goes to stay with her cousin Bernice, hoping for a summer of fun but what she finds changes her life forever. After a sudden violent event, both women are altered, used by creatures of legend as tools in their ongoing battle. Bernice is dragged to the ocean depths by Arahab, who wants to wake […]

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Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

‘Conflagration’ is the sequel to ‘Kindling’ which’ unfortunately’ I have not read. I say ‘unfortunate’ as ‘Conflagration’ is a cracking read and perhaps I might have got even more from it had I read the first book. However, don’t let that put you off this book as it more than stands on its own with […]

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The Stars Blue Yonder by Sandra McDonald (book review).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Stars Blue Yonder by Sandra McDonald	(book review).

The inside cover note says that Chief Terry Myell died and became a god and now he’s back to life. He is being directed to save humankind but gets distracted with time travel and an alien adversary called the Flying Doctor. Having read the book, I can say that just about sums it up with […]

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The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

December 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

If you hunger for more stories about the indomitable Sherlock Holmes but can’t get a regular fix, you might want try another dynamic duo. Yes, detectives ‘a deux’ will always be compared to the great Holmes and Watson but despite some obvious similarities, the pairing of Sir Maurice Newbury and Veronica Hobbes offers a slightly […]

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Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The first thing to say about ’Princeps’ is that L.E. Modesitt makes no concessions to new readers in this sequel and if you haven’t read ‘Scholar’, book four in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it’s not worth getting this one. On the other hand, if you haven’t read books one to three in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it […]

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A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

Chapter One contains a recap of events from book one, ‘An Unexpected Apprentice’, so you don’t need to have read it to find out what is going on. In ‘A Forthcoming Wizard’, Tildi reclaims the Great Book from thief Nemeth, who now lies dead. Before Tildi and her travelling companions have had a chance to […]

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Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Scholar’, the fourth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, opens with the furniture of fantasy: a cast list and a map. The other genre that needs this at times is the historical novel, with which indeed Modesitt’s work has much in common. The best historical novels, for my money, deal with the doings of leaders and […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

September 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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