Fiction

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown

I found this book a really frustrating experience to read. I really had no idea what was going on for most of the book, and although there is plenty of dramatic tension, and the sort of atmosphere you can chew on, the underlying plot doesn’t reveal itself until near the very end of the book.... Read More »

Mississippi Roll by Various Authors (edited by George R R Martin)

I feel as though I should open with a disclaimer, that while I have read some of the books/anthologies in the Wild Cards series, I have by no means read all of t hem. In saying that however, I do understand the world that He (being George R R Martin) has created in conjunction with... Read More »

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 »

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent takes place in the near future, where embryos are able to be genetically altered to suit their parents’ wishes, correct defects, and all sorts of other things besides. The main character Kenneth Durand is an Interpol agent charged with tracking down criminals who exploit these new technologies. We are barely introduced to the... Read More »

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler

Nighthawk is another in the long-running series by Clive Cussler and his co-authors, this time starring Kurt Austin and his band of merry men and women as they get carried off into another adventure for which they’re probably underprepared. They are dragged into a mission to recover a top-secret military space plane, but what they... 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 »

Attack on Nantucket by Thad Dupper

Attack on Nantucket is a military thriller set predominantly in the island community of Nantucket, and involves a well-coordinated attack on the family of the President of the United States. The attack is carried out by some extremely well-funded and organised generic brand terrorists, who seem to be sponsored by the Apple company. There are... Read More »

Archmage by R A Salvatore

Drizzt Do’urden is one of the most iconic characters in the Forgotten Realms universe, and it was with some regret that I realised I had missed several previous trilogies written by R A Salvatore. It did not take long for me to catch up with where the world was at, as the author does a... Read More »

House of Spies by Peter Matthews

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good spy story, and true spy stories can be even more interesting than the odd James Bond page-turner, if they are done right. I say ‘can’ because it also requires a bit of self-awareness of the books which exist in the same space as the one you are... Read More »

True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney

True Faith and Allegiance is the latest book in the continuation of the Jack Ryan universe – originally started by Tom Clancy, and continued after his death by others, including the Mark Greaney. Over time the series has evolved from focusing on Jack Ryan, to the activities of his son, Jack Ryan Jr who now... Read More »

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