Author Spotlight – Brandon Sanderson

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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)”

Review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Members review by J. Audrey Hammer)

20552180Book one in an epic fantasy of intrigue and empire, for fans of George R. R. Martin and Douglas Hulick.

The circle is closing. The stakes are high. And old truths will live again . . .

The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must bury their grief and prepare to unmask a conspiracy.

His son Valyn, training for the empire’s deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. He expected a challenge, but after several ‘accidents’ and a dying soldier’s warning, he realizes his life is also in danger. Yet before Valyn can take action, he must survive the mercenaries’ brutal final initiation. Continue reading “Review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Members review by J. Audrey Hammer)”

Bloodline Gypsy by Shirley A. Martin (Members Review from Shawnie)

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Bloodline Gypsy: Jook and Gypsies Vol. 1 by Shirley A. Martin, published June 29, 2013 by Authorhouse.

Goodreads Blurb:

A supernatural thriller of chilling carnage and primal beauty, Bloodling Gypsy unearths the origin of a mythical creature that has plagued history since the dark ages. Tracing an inherent line of magic back to Eygpt in 981 AD, this dark fantasy reveals the mysterious link between gypsies and werewolves. A yoke that, twelve hundred years later, reveals itself in the form of a birthmark stamped on children born of Louvari descent. When Susannah Henika loses her mother in a tragic accident, she moves to a mountain resort town to live with a father she has never known. She falls victim to night terrors and an impending sense of dread. She meets a woman in the woods, Madalina Sadrinovic, whose uncanny ways set Susannah ill at ease. Strange and foreboding events follow the arrival of Madalins’s twin brother Luca, and a local boy goes missing. The American teenager befins to suspect that, somehow linked to the strange markings on her hand. She may be one of the last remaining humans, genetically predestined to bare the offspring of an altered species, a distant ancestor forged into the world.

★★★★

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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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