Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #3 A Trilogy of Trilogies

Hidie Ho Neighbourinos!

Welcome to episode #3 of Sir Lancer Recommends!

The number three comes up a lot in the world of readers. So I figured for episode three we would focus on a trilogy. Actually, a trilogy of trilogies! and another trilogy! Kinda!

The first trilogy I am going to direct you towards has come up in a couple of Dragons and Jetpacks threads recently, and that is the Silo Trilogy by Hugh Howey.

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Review of Among Wolves by R.A. Hakok (Members review by Hybrid Creature)

Among wolvesBook #1 in The Children of the Mountains series.

There’s only one place left that’s safe.

It’s the last place you should be.

Gabriel remembers the Last Day. He and Mags had been on a tour of the White House with the rest of Miss Kimble’s first-graders when it happened. They fled with the President to a long-abandoned bunker, even as the first of the bombs began to fall.

Ten years have passed, and now Gabriel is almost grown. He still lives deep inside the mountain, waiting for the world to thaw. But outside the storms continue to rage, and supplies are running low. The President says it will be okay, because they are the Chosen Ones. But Gabriel isn’t so sure. Gabriel’s their scavenger, and he’s seen what it’s like out there.

Then one day Gabriel finds a bloodstained map. The blood’s not a problem, nor are the frozen remains of the person it once belonged to. Gabriel’s used to seeing dead bodies. There’s far worse to be found in any Walmart or Piggly Wiggly you care to wander into.

Except this one he recognizes, and it shouldn’t be all the way out here. Now all Gabriel can think is how he’s going to make it back to the bunker and let the President know what he’s found.

But Gabriel’s troubles are only just beginning. For things are not as they seem inside the mountain, and soon he will face a much larger problem: how to get Mags and the others out. Continue reading “Review of Among Wolves by R.A. Hakok (Members review by Hybrid Creature)”

Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #2

 

Hello Again Everyone!

 

Sorry that it has taken me a while to get around to episode #2 of sir Lancer Recommends but unfortunately I have been rather busy with school. With that being said let’s get to it!

Without further adieu I recommend to you Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson. This is a standalone sci-fi bizarro thriller with a lot of comedy elements. I have to admit I was instantly drawn to it by its cover and the blurb that sounded like it was conceived on acid trip. Continue reading “Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #2”

Book of the Month (Mod Special) Review – Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

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Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding was chosen by me (Kirsty) as our first Mod Special: A Super Ultimate Fantastic Extra Bi-Monthly Group Read – after many many recommendations by our newly appointed Mod Sir Lancer (Sir Lancer Recommends #1 – Retribution Falls).

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Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review by our Member Kimberley de Jong

For our first review of last month we have a very positive look at what proved to be a popular choice. Other reviews will follow –

 

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5/5.
Uprooted carried great promises with it, and to me, those promises were met. Inspired by folklore, this fantasy fairy tale did well to grasp me in its roots (badumtsjj) and carried me through the pages in a breeze. The descriptions of environment, characters and storytelling left a deep impression on me. Continue reading “Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik”

Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

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BLURB – After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long — and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. Continue reading “Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)”