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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Absolutely wonderful, magical and captivating!


'Knighthood Of The Dragon' by Chris Bunch. I am usually not a military fiction reader, but I did get hooked on this series from the first book, Dragonmaster. I devoured the first two books and can't wait to get the third. The military strategy was outstanding and throwing dragons into the mix made it more interesting. The characters are strongly built and very real. The effect of war on people and countries tweaks your compassion.

'Lady Of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The Lady of Avalon, as with all of the Avalon series eBooks, is a very captivating book! The writing is of a very high quality. Bradley's writings have kept me in suspense chapter to chapter and book to book. This eBook was great, I read Mist of Avalon a few years back, and wanted to get more of the World of Avalon. This eBook does that and I also read "Forest House" and I'm reading "Mists of Avalon" again to get the whole feel of the world. Be sure to use the Coupon Code below at checkout to receive a Discount on either of these two Titles.

Knighthood of the Dragon eBook edition by Bunch, Chris
Dragonmaster Hal Kailas is captured by the Roche during an aerial assault against his people's enemies. Now, bound to a prison castle by dark sorcery, Hal plans a daring escape to secure not only his freedom, but also the freedom of his people.
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Lady of Avalon eBook edition by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Set in the time before King Arthur, this novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of Avalon brilliantly to life with epic grandeur-telling the story of three remarkable women who alter the fortunes of Roman Britain as they fight to reclaim the magic and traditions of a once glorious past.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Books by Authors no longer with us

rah I just finished a book that was begun many years ago by an author who left us around 1988, Robert Heinlein. My goddamn spellchecker doesn't recognize his name, nor does it recognize that the word spellchecker should be one word not two. It is ignorant beyond recall but it is after all a Microsoft product. I would wager than most of the people who wrote that ignorant spellchecker knew his name.

Mr. Heinlein was among the best known and loved science fiction writers in the world. He was also, beyond a doubt one of the greatest writers of that genre in it's brief history. Spider Robinson who took on the task of writing the novel from Heinlein's notes has written a book -- Variable Star -- that I found interesting. It is a juvenile novel aimed at those much younger than I. It is, to my eye, true to the style and character development methodology used by the departed master.

I remember spending whole years waiting for the next novel by Heinlein.


Losing a great writer of your favorite genre is like losing a lifelong friend. Thanks to Spider for this one. It is the best I have seen of a crop of books done in the name of authors we miss.

There is a real tendency in the publishing trade to try to continue using the name of departed authors. Most often I am amused by that effort to profit by the name and characters developed by those who are no longer with us in the flesh.

Science Fiction has sometimes posed the idea that great actors and actresses could be rebuilt of bits and bytes and emulated. Then they could play roles in videos that were not yet written while they were still alive. I am certain that somewhere someone is writing a computer program that can be used to emulate great authors, it seems inevitable if unlikely to succeed.

It is interesting that these somewhat ghoulish practices are being used to revive famous character names and series. Thus we can continue reading new books that were never intended to be written by the original author. Of course the point of this is profit. I have no argument with that motive. I simply wish they all were as cleanly executed as this attempt. It annoys me when they are not well done, not that they are done at all. How do you feel about that?

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Escape To A Place Far, Far, Away


'The Dawn Star' by Catherine Asaro. After the lead up from the previous novel, I was looking for a culmination of the previous stories in this one. Although she did a great job in exposing the emotions felt by Cobalt and Mel, I feel like she fell short in completing these events - unless she has another novel planned. We never really hear about Mel's parents again and the other members of her family, except for a new look at Drummer, who hadn't been mentioned since the first novel. I can understand that this novel is mainly centered around the journey that Mel has to undergo, but it would have been interesting if the other mages that we had come to love through these stories made a final appearance in this novel. I enjoyed this story, but it just seemed anti-climatic in its ending.

'Cursor's Fury' by Jim Butcher. To me, Cursor's Fury by far is the best Butcher has written. Throughout the book clues are given as to the course of Tavi's life, but they are in no way spelled out for you. The book makes you think and keeps the plot turning. I will only read once and then never set eyes on again, but for a few special books I place on my shelves as keepers. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher has definitely earned a spot on my keeper shelf. Oh, I must clarify that I'm talking about my electronic Book shelf! Check below for the Coupon Code to receive a Discount on either of these two eBooks.

The Dawn Star eBook edition by Asaro, Catherine
High in the Misted Cliffs lives a magic unlike any other. With no teacher to guide her, no mentor to discourage her from the impossible, Mel Dawnfield pushed her magic to its limits -- and surpassed them. Only to find that her powers aren't enough to halt burgeoning rebellion within her husband's fledgling realm -- or a plot devised to strike at the very heart of Mel's family.
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Cursor's Fury eBook edition by Butcher, Jim
The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty... Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty...


'Night Watch' by Terry Pratchett. One of Terry Pratchett's knacks (he has several) is the ability to take an essentially serious theme and mine it for countless funny bits, but never losing sight of the larger themes that lurk behind his wry tales. If you are a Discworld fan, you will enjoy this eBook. Moreover, if you are not a Discworld fan, what is keeping you?
'The Catswold Portal' by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. I found this eBook to be exceptionally original. As a reader of Sci-Fi Fantasy for over 25 years I can say that this one is a keeper.. (I have just finished it for a 3rd time) Murphy's descriptions allow the reader to have vivid pictures of the characters and the places. Catswold Portal is a wonderful eBook for both fantasy lovers and cat lovers alike. The main character is a female named Melissa with the power to change into a cat. As the story progresses, Melissa must work to face her fears, find her loves, and live her dreams. Get the Coupon Code below to receive a Discount on these two eBook Titles.

Night Watch eBook edition by Pratchett, Terry
One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he's lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating
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Catswold Portal, The eBook edition by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
A striking new reissue of an epic fantasy by popular Harper author Shirley Rousseau Murphy, featuring a princess's dangerous quest to reclaim her throne...and, of course, cats! There is a door in an artist's garden: an elaborate carved passageway into a realm ruled by a dark sorceress queen. There entities strange and wondrous roam the Netherworld––yet none as astonishing as the shape–shifting Catswold..
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Extremely Liberal..Not Religious..Morally Centered..?


'The Steep Approach to Garbadale' by Iain Banks. If you enjoy stories with characters that are gritty, earthy, extremely liberal and not religious or morally centered, you may like this book. This book has not been reviewed too kindly, but I actually enjoyed it a lot. Interlaced with the business stuff is the family stuff, notably Alban's obsession with his cousin Sophie. Yes, it is a little like a soap, but I found it quite fascinating. The family story is told through narrative that jumps backwards and forwards in time. The Time-Jumping can be a little annoying at times with other books I have read but this one did not seem to bother me. I didn't find it obtrusive or confusing. Well done Mr. Banks!
'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' by Jennifer Rardin. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this novel. Rardin ads a perfect blend of humor and humility to an otherwise strong female lead character. I can't believe that this is her debut novel. With a seemingly over-abundance of vampire novels, I found this as a fun, light-hearted, supernatural, spy novel. Be sure to check below to receive your Discount Code for these two eBooks.

The Steep Approach to Garbadale (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Banks, Iain
Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks' fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the Wopulds out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for the last few years, thinks Spraint should be treated with suspicion - but he also has other things on his mind. What drove his mother to take her own life?
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy eBook edition by Rardin, Jennifer
I'm Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that's ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best--assassination. And I help. You could say I'm an Assistant Assassin. But then I'd have to kick your ass.Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bingeley-bingeley boo!


"Jingo" is a good light reading, with some serious insights about human behavior mixed in. Once again Terry Pratchett mirrors the irreverence of our own world with this charming little novel concerning a war between a very western Ankh-Morpork and a very middle-eastern Klatch. I must admit I am a sucker for the Witches of Lancre stories and "Carpe Jugulum" is a spiritual journey for the doubting Oats that explores faith, religion and the nature of Good. Both these Pratchett eBooks are a must read! Look below for your coupon this week on these two titles.

Jingo eBook edition by Pratchett, Terry
It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea -- just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch -- which is spark enough to ignite that glorious internationalpastime called "war." Pressed into patriotic service, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes -- and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding ... and lock them away before they can do any real damage. Even the ones on his own side.
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Carpe Jugulum eBook edition by Pratchett, Terry
His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever. Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...Carpe Jugulum
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Magic, Mysticism, and Adventure


"Warriors," is one in a series of juvenille sci-fi books that are wonderful to share with the burgeoning sci-fi and fantasy fan in your life (my daughter loves these). "Secret of the Slaves," brings you to a unreal South America - a perfect setting for a wild adventure... the surroundings swelter, just like the story line. This week's features offer a litle magic, a little mysticism and a whole lot of fun. Be sure to check below for this week's eBooksAboutEverything coupon code.

Secret of the Slaves eBook edition
by Archer, Alex

When archaeologist Annja Creed is hired to find the lost city of Promise in Brazil, she is more than intrigued. Legends abound of a magical place where slaves were rumored to have discovered the secret to eternal youth and life.

But strangers are not welcome in Promise.

Annja soon learns that the residents have gone to extreme lengths to guard their precious secret. Making her way from the steamy port of Belem to the brutal slums of Northeast Brazil, Annja faces unexpected peril, from poisoned arrows to Amazonian anacondas. As she navigates through a land where spirituality collides with the material world, Annja must distinguish between what is real and what is imagined for fear of making a wrong move. Because anyone or anything could be her enemy.

And she's getting too close...

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Warriors: Power of Three #1: The Sight eBook edition
by Hunter, Erin

There will be three, kin of your kin . . .

The wild cats have flourished in their new home on the banks of the lake for several seasons, and the Clans are growing strong and healthy with new kits. The time has come for three kits of ThunderClan to become apprentices.

Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw spring from a strong legacy: children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, two of the noblest ThunderClan warriors, and grandchildren of the great leader Firestar himself. All three young cats possess unusual power and talent and seem certain to provide strength to the Clan for the next generation.

But there are dark secrets around the three, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. An undercurrent of rage is rising against those who are not Clanborn, and the warrior code is in danger of being washed away by a river of blood. All the young cats' strength will be needed if the Clans are to survive.

. . . who hold the power of the stars in their paws.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Recycling is good for this planet - Is it good for Dune?

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More Dune? Isn't Frank gone? Ah, it's his son Brian who has brought this book to life with the help of Kevin Anderson... worth a read just to find out if they did Frank's vision justice. And Cast in Shadow is part of a series by Michelle Sagra offering a good opportunity for diving into new characters and plots, from an author who will leave you wanting more.

Sandworms of Dune (Mobipocket)
by Herbert, Brian / Anderson, Kevin J.
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.
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Cast in Shadow eBook edition
by Sagara, Michelle

Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered -- and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin..

Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging. Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can't trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers -- powers that no other human has. Her task is simple -- find the killer, stop the murders.and survive the attentions of those who claim to be her allies!

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back to School - Required Reading Reinvented

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Jinx by Cabot, Meg
ISBN: 9780061254437
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Year Published: 2007
The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfor-tune seems to follow her everywhere she...(by Meg Cabot, author of, "The Princess Diaries" & "Size 14 is Not Fat Either")
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FOREVER IN BLUE by Brashares, Ann
ISBN: 9780375843181
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Year Published: 2007
By the author of, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,"... Brashares continues to deliver a delightful and comforting story of friendship, life and more from the blue-jean's eye view...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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