Author Spotlight – Iain M. Banks

Welcome back to the Dragons&Jetpacks blog! And sorry for the quietness as of late. You may notice we have had a facelift, and you’ll probably notice some more changes over the next few months. Any problems please let us know. Lets get 2017 kicked off with this Author Spotlight on Iain M. Banks, brought to you by moderator Nic, who has written this in conjunction with Jan/Feb’s Mod Pick – Consider Phlebas.

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BotM Picks – November 2016

Apologies that this post is a bit late this month! Here are the groups picks for November 2016.The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, and Armada by Ernest Cline. We also have a super special Sci Fi Month pick (Especially for Sci Fi Month hosted by Rinn over at Rinn Reads)  for November which is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Continue reading “BotM Picks – November 2016”

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Members Review by J. Audrey Hammer)

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. Continue reading “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Members Review by J. Audrey Hammer)”