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Till Human Voices Wake Us by Mark Budz (book review).

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Till Human Voices Wake Us by Mark Budz (book review).

‘Till Human Voices Wake Us’ is a Science Fiction novel written by Mark Budz and published in 2007. The cover boldly pronounces ‘Hard SF’s Next Superstar’, so not having heard of this author, this reviewer decided to check out the author on-line. It seems that Budz had written several SF novels by this point. The […]

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Chainfire (Sword Of Truth book 10) by Terry Goodkind (book review).

December 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Chainfire (Sword Of Truth book 10) by Terry Goodkind (book review).

‘Chainfire’ is the tenth book in Terry Goodkind’s ‘Sword Of Truth’ series and was published in 2005. On-line sources differ as to whether this is the tenth or ninth book but I count nine preceding volumes in the book’s end paper so tenth it is. The ‘Sword Of Truth’ series starts with ‘Wizard’s First Rule’, […]

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Acorna’s Rebels (book 6 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Acorna’s Rebels (book 6 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

‘Acorna’s Rebels’ is part of a series of science fantasy novels that started as collaborations between Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball. However Elizabeth Ann Scarborough has been the co-author since volume three and so in reviewing book six we must consider the latter author. Anne McCaffrey, of course, should need little introduction. She is the […]

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The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1) by C.L. Talmadge (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1) by C.L. Talmadge (book review).

‘It was a terrible saga and I alone am left to tell the tale…’ is a stereotypical and yet unusual way to begin your fantasy series but one which C.L. Talmadge uses with gusto. Therefore, in ‘The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1)’ we get a three page prologue to set the stage and […]

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Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

‘Offspring’ by Liam Jackson is a fantasy based on Judeo-Christian myth and is also Liam Jackson’s first novel. While he had no previous experience as a writer, his bio does include lots of experience in the US justice system including as a Chief of Police and with counter-terrorism experience. It is therefore quite interesting to […]

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2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

‘2012: The War For Souls’ is the first book that this reviewer has ever read by Whitley Strieber. The end paper notes quite a few novels by Strieber and it seems that most of them are recognised as horror. So Strieber is fairly prolific but is he actually any good? There are elements of horror […]

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Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

‘Master Of The Cauldron’ is the sixth in David Drakes’ ongoing ‘Lord Of The Isles Saga’. I must admit to approaching long series like this with suspicion as I am not sure what an author can say in six books which could not have been said in a tighter trilogy. Nonetheless, on we go to […]

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Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

October 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

This reviewer has read quite a lot of fantasy. Indeed, I would not be qualified to review fantasy books on a website like SFCrowsnest if I had not. Usually, I expect to review fantasy novels by authors who have not published in any other genre and often I will be reviewing their first or second […]

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Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

‘Mummy Knows Best’ is an anthology of short stories edited by Theresa Derwin, late in 2017. As is reasonably obvious from the title and the cover, these stories focus on a wide variety of mummification tales. Coming from the Terror Tree label, this reviewer expected a good dose of blood-curdling horror but the contents actually […]

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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