Mar 182018
 
Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus [Book Review]

Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus by Gary Bloom My rating: (Click here to go to Goodreads) This book is Science Fiction at its best. It’s an interesting blend of Tom Clancy and George R. R. Martin (GRRM). I feel like Bloom captures the essence of Clancy in that he brings the political depth and tumult to the science fiction genre. He also brings quite a cast of characters, like GRRM, (without murdering every character to which you have become endeared). Olympus Union Jovian Wars begins by describing the political landscape of Earth’s solar system. The Jovian Moons (aka Jupiter’s moons) have been populated by man [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 212018
 
Book Review: Thrawn

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn My rating: (Click here to see this review on Goodreads) It has been a long since I have read a book written by Timothy Zahn; far too long in fact. The last books I read would have been the first time Grand Admiral Thrawn was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sadly those books are now considered “legends”, as they are part of the defunct post-Jedi canon. So it is quite the understatement to say I was excited to see a new Thrawn book by Timothy Zahn. What makes this book even more exciting is that it’s an origin story that [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 312017
 
Book Review: Shatterpoint

Shatterpoint by Matthew Woodring Stover My rating: (Click here to check out this review on Goodreads) Even the strongest of gems have that one spot where they are weakest. The one spot that creates a cascading effect which causes it to shatter. Everything has a shatterpoint, including Jedi. This is Jedi Master Mace Windu’s talent, he can find a person’s shatterpoint. The one thing where they are weakest and thus use it to claim an advantage. He will need this ability when he has to return to his home world of Haruun Kal to find out what has become of his former padawan, Depa Billaba. [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 222017
 
Book Review: Isle of Dragons

Isle of Dragons by C. Greenwood My rating: (Click here to read on Goodreads.) This book is another solid start by C. Greenwood. She is beginning to remind me of other great fantasy authors like R. A. Salvatore and Robert Jordan. It didn’t occur to me until I finished this book is that the name of the main character is rarely mentioned. In fact it may have only happened twice, three times at most. I know its peculiar to mention that fact but you become so invested with the story and what will happen that the name of the main character becomes irrelevant. You know [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 012017
 
Book Review: Magic of Dimmingwood Trilogy

Thief’s Curse by C. Greenwood My rating:  (Read this review on Goodreads instead) All three books were gifted to me by the author and, while I wanted to write a review upon completion of each book, I decided to defer until the end. I did this for a couple of reasons. 1) I was enjoying the books so much I didn’t want to hesitate between each book. 2) All three books are very cohesive so writing individual reviews would begin to feel redundant. It feels more beneficial to write a review that encompasses the entire Magic of Dimmingwood trilogy. If you are familiar with the [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 072017
 
Book Review: Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1)

Extracted by R.R. Haywood My rating:  As a member of Amazon Prime you have access to download a free book from a couple new release’s a month in advance through the Kindle First program. Every month I select a new book that sounds interesting; Extracted is a book I picked up for free in February. For some mystical reason it was the book I choose to read next and I am pleasantly surprised. Before I get into my book review of Extracted, let me quickly lay out the premise for you. In the year 2061 a scientist invents a time machine to try to change [… Click to Continue …]