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.
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”
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin – Member Review by Niles Jacobsen
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin
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DragonCon – Write Up from member Wayland
At the start of September member Wayland went to Dragon Con in Atlanta, USA. He has very kindly done a write up for us of his visit, read on to find out more! Continue reading “DragonCon – Write Up from member Wayland”
September BotM Review Roundup!
In September we read Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Sabriel by Garth Nix. Let’s take a look at what our members thought of these picks. We’ll review the Mod pick of Wool by Hugh Howey in next months round up. Continue reading “September BotM Review Roundup!”
BotM Picks – October 2016
Here are the groups picks for October 2016 – Traitors Blade by Sebastien de Castell and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. We also have a Halloween special for October – The Fireman by Joe Hill. Continue reading “BotM Picks – October 2016”
August 2016 BotM Review Roundup!
In August we read The Three-Body Problem by Cixi Liu and Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan. We also finished off the Mod Special of Blood of Elves (Witcher #3) by Andrzej Sapkowski. Continue reading “August 2016 BotM Review Roundup!”
BotM Picks – September 2016
Here are the groups picks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy for September 2016 – Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Sabriel by Garth Nix. We also have our super amazing Mod Pick hosted by Paul which is Wool by Hugh Howey. Continue reading “BotM Picks – September 2016”
Mods: What we’re reading #1 – pt2
The second part of this new feature, taking a look at what the mods are reading! We’ve got it all going on over here… Continue reading “Mods: What we’re reading #1 – pt2”
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)”