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Rockman: The Dark Rider (book 3 of 3) by Mark Pickvet (book review)

December 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rockman: The Dark Rider (book 3 of 3) by Mark Pickvet  (book review)

‘Rockman: The Dark Rider’ is a direct sequel to ‘Rockman: The Battle’ in Mark Pickvet’s post-apocalypse fantasy series. The ‘Rockman’ books were published by Port Town Publishing but, unfortunately, their website is no longer reachable and this reviewer assumes they were a small press arrangement. However, some Internet information indicates that the first three volumes, […]

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Rockman: The Battle (book 2 of 3) by Mark Pickvet (book review).

December 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rockman: The Battle (book 2 of 3) by Mark Pickvet (book review).

‘Rockman’ subtitled ‘The Battle’ is a direct sequel to ‘Rockman The Beginning and’ is a post-apocalypse fantasy series by Mark Pickvet. The ‘Rockman’ books were published by Port Town Publishing but unfortunately their website is no longer reachable and this reviewer assumes they were a small press arrangement. ‘The Battle’ picks up directly after the […]

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Acorna’s Triumph (book 7 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

October 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Acorna’s Triumph (book 7 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

‘Acorna’s Triumph’ is part of a series of science fantasy novels started as a collaboration between Anne McCaffrey and, originally, Margaret Ball. From volume three, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough took over from Margaret Ball. Anne McCaffrey is the creator of Pern and author of ‘Dragonflight’ and its many sequels as well as other popular series. There […]

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Rockman: The Beginning by Mark Pickvet (book review).

October 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rockman: The Beginning by Mark Pickvet (book review).

‘Rockman’ subtitled ‘The Beginning’ is a post-apocalypse fantasy novel by Mark Pickvet. This author seems to have published quite a few books but the ‘Rockman’ series seems to be his only fiction. In addition, Pickvet has published several volumes being guides to collecting glassware and such. Unfortunately, the Port Town Publishing website is no longer […]

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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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