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Author Archive: Kelly Jensen

Writer of love stories. Bibliophile. Gamer. Cat herder.

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Storm And Steel (The Book Of The Black Earth book two) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Storm And Steel (The Book Of The Black Earth book two) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

Poor Horace. In ‘Blood and Iron’ (part one of The Book of the Black Earth) he escaped death only to be tossed in chains. He was freed only to be sucked into the politics and intrigue of the royal court. In saving the life of Queen Byleth, he painted a rather large target on his […]

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Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

‘Sacrati’ by Kate Sherwood is a love story. It’s also the story of two very different men coming to terms with the fact there is more than one way to live. Theos is a Sacrati, an elite warrior of the Torian Empire. The Sacrati are the best of the best. Where a Torian warrior is […]

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This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno (short story review)

June 12, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno (short story review)

‘This Long Vigil’ is the perfect short story. While the voyage of the ark ship Hermes does raise questions I’d love to see answered in a longer tale, the glimpse we have is succinct. Orion is nearing the end of his twenty-five year vigil as the only human attendant aboard the ark ship Hermes. With […]

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Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

‘Blood And Iron’ is an engrossing novel of swords and sorcery. It’s tightly focused and complete, without a sprawling cast and endless appendix of subplots. That’s not to say Jon Sprunk tells a simple tale, he’s just managed to avoid the sinkhole of over-telling that sucks so much epic fantasy into the abyss. Horace, a […]

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The Fold by Peter Clines (book review)

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Fold by Peter Clines (book review)

I could not put this book down. ‘The Fold’ by Peter Clines is absolutely riveting. It’s also everything I love in a book: weird science, great characters, snappy dialogue, a slowly developing mystery and edge of your seat action. There’s even a touch of romance! I don’t actually need weird science in every book, but […]

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Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman (book review).

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman (book review).

‘Ashamet, Desert Born’ by Terry Jackman has a fascinating setting. Ashamet is a desert prince, only son and heir to his father, his royal highness, the Voice of Heaven. Being the only son is more significant in this world because a single birth is rare, with twins and triplets being more common. The story opens […]

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Down by Ally Blue (book review)

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Down by Ally Blue (book review)

  ‘Down’ by Ally Blue is a surprisingly creepy book! The setting is one of the least explored vistas on Earth, the ocean floor, seven thousand metres down. They might as well be in space. The BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility is pressurized and air-locked. Any trip outside requires specialised equipment, including an oxygenated mist […]

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The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms, #3) by Jeffe Kennedy (book review).

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms, #3) by Jeffe Kennedy (book review).

The Twelve Kindgoms is a richly textured world. There are kings and queens, sword and sorcery, knights and princesses, and most importantly, history. Picked out against this colorful tapestry, we have the tale of Uorsin, the High King, and his three daughters – Andromeda, Amelia and Ursula. ‘The Talon of the Hawk’, the third and […]

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The Sword Of Destiny (Saga o Wiedźminie book 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French (book review)

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Sword Of Destiny (Saga o Wiedźminie book 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French (book review)

‘The Sword Of Destiny’ is the second collection of stories by Andrzej Sapkowski following the adventures of the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. The release of this volume has been highly anticipated, not just because there will never be enough stories about Geralt, but because this is the first time this particular collection has been translated […]

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The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno (book re-release).

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno (book re-release).

Last year I reviewed the exciting near future space opera, The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno. The book had all the ingredients I look for in science fiction adventure – an apocalypse, a compelling mystery, mercenaries and assassins, and artificial intelligence. All it needed was a sequel. The re-release will hopefully fix this […]

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