2.5 Stars

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

The Tethered Mage is the first book in a series, set in a world where magic is scarce, and those who wield the power are tightly controlled by the ruler of the land. They are known as falcons, and when their talents are discovered they are bound to someone who is able to control their... Read More »

Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky

I love a good spy story, particularly the true ones. And the memoir of a KGB spy who lived in America for years without being discovered sounded like a fascinating tale, especially since I love the show The Americans. Deep Undercover is the story of the many lives of Albrecht Dittrich, better known as Jack... Read More »

Buller’s Dreadnought by Richard Hough

Buller’s Dreadnought is a tale of romance, romance, politics, romance and the dawn of the age of dreadnoughts at the start of the 20th Century, and the race to develop the biggest baddest fighting ships… but mostly about dreadnoughts. The main character is a wandering genius in grand tradition of non-specific heroes in historical novels,... Read More »

Nazi Gold by Tom Bower

I am not sure where to begin with this review, and as it deals with very difficult subject matter at time, and therefore I would not want my rating to be considered a commentary on the events that are described in the book. Needless to say, I don’t think that there are many who could... Read More »

The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter

On the face of it, the premise of The Devil’s Triangle seemed interesting enough – FBI agents teaming with a thief of a priceless artifact to uncover the mystery of a family of self-important lunatics who want to uncover some other ancient artifact so they can do something or other. There’s pseudo-science, mystical hand-waving, conspiracies,... Read More »

The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler

After taking a dislike to the first book in the series, I thought I would give the second Kingsfountain book a chance to redeem itself. I was disappointed to find that my problems with the first novel, which mostly involved boring characters, and borrowing far too heavily from real world history for its own good,... Read More »

Pivotal Velocity by Arthur Bozikas

Pivotal Velocity by Arthur BozikasTitle: Pivotal Velocity by Arthur Bozikas Publisher: Australian Ebook Publisher Format: Ebook Available: Now Tom Stiles is apparently a businessman, an adrenalin seeker, a devoted father, and a black ops agent. Pivotal Velocity is the story of his recruitment through a series of short-term government jobs leading to his ultimate recruitment as a agent in a secret... Read More »

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski

God of the Internet by Lynn LipinskiGod of the Internet is a promising techno-thriller than begins with a plot which might – as they say in the classics – have been ripped from the headlines. A computer hacker working for as Islamic Jihadi group takes control over the water supply of Los Angeles, and proceeds to wreak havoc on the population,... Read More »

The Allies by Maurice Sellar

The Allies by Maurice SellarThe Allies is the story of a small band of deserters who escape from opposing sides of the second world war. Deep behind the lines, one British and three German soldiers must work together to evade capture by their respective sides, who are either desperate to capture (in the case of the British/Americans) or mildly indifferent... Read More »

Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

Kojiki by Keith YatsuhashiFrom the publisher: When eighteen year old Keiko Yamada’s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast-like Guardians, and the cryptic words: “Go to Japan in my place. Find the Gate. My camera will show you the way.” I... Read More »