The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

I really wanted this one to work. With names like William Gibson, Lester Dent, H.P. Lovecraft, L. Ron Hubbard, Louis L'Amour, and Chester Himes all playing roles in the story, who wouldn't want it to? Ultimately, though, The Chinatown Deatch Cloud Peril was too confusing and did not contain enough of the ingredients I love in a good book....

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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is a gritty, in-your-face, rollicking good time of a story. Full of deeply thought out, colorful characters, there's something for every fan of the fantasy genre here....

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The Alchemist's Apprentice by Dave Duncan

The Alchemist's Apprentice by Dave Duncan

Nostradamus has predicted a government official's murder and now that person has wound up dead. Did the Maestro perpetrate the crime to enhance his reputation as a soothsayer or is something more foul afoot? Mystery, intrigue, daring, and magic prevail in this debut novel in Duncan's Venice Series. As usual, Duncan does not fail to deliver....

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Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker is full of goodness: zombies, airships, polarized goggles, gas masks, steampunk weapons, a particularly mad and devious scientist/inventor, and a strong female lead who doesn't know when to quit. Great read!...

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Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold

Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold, working her usual writing magic in this final book in The Sharing Knife series, brings everything full circle in a satisfying and successful way....

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Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold

Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold

Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series....

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Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold

Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold

This second novel in Bujold's Sharing Knife series brings to a close events set in motion in Beguilement. A slow and steady pace (much like a Robin Hobb novel) ensures a long, enjoyable read as Bujold always impresses....

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