Category Archives: book review

Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy 01) by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, the imperium of man is at its height. His dream for humanity nearly accomplished, the emperor hands over the reins of power to his warmaster, Horus, and heads … Continue reading

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Devil Red (Hap and Leonard 08) by Joe R. Lansdale

Synopsis (almost from Goodreads): Leonard Pine and Hap Collins are two hit men turned private detectives. When their friend Marvin asks them to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re more than happy: they like trouble, and they especially like getting … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe 04) by Raymond Chandler

Product info (from Goodreads): A couple of missing wives—one a rich man’s and one a poor man’s—become the objects of Marlowe’s investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be … Continue reading

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Embedded by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): HE’D DO ANYTHING TO GET A STORY. When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop – a report from the forbidden front line … Continue reading

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Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that … Continue reading

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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Land of the Beautiful Dead by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): SHE WOULD DARE ANYTHING TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM HIS RULE. EVEN HIS BED. He ascended from the darkness years ago—Azrael the Eternal, Azrael the Undying, Azrael Who Is Death—bringing with him the black rains, the fires, … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Shadows (Night Soldiers 06) by Alan Furst

Product info: Nicolas Morath is an ex-pat from Hungary residing in Paris right before WWII. He is enjoying an easy life, working as an ad executive and seeing an attractive Argentine heiress called Cara. As the big conflict approaches his … Continue reading

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Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Product info: The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason. … Continue reading

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Bridge of Separator (Videssos 12) by Harry Turtledove

Book info (from Goodreads): Rhavas was a good, holy, and pious man-and the cousin of the Avtokrator. He would probably have become ecumenical patriarch of the Empire in the capital, Videssos the city . . . if his world had … Continue reading

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