The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook For Surviving Medieval England [BOOK REVIEW]
The book starts off with a bang as our amnesia-riddled protagonist finds himself in a field with a flaming outline of his body behind him and the burned remnants of a book scattered to the four winds. As he tries to figure out how he got to wherever this is, he realizes he knows things about the world and time he comes from, but nothing specific about himself. For some reason, he has a great desire to review everything around him in multiple-Star ratings, including trees, rivers, and forts. For example, after hiding behind a tree to evade ominous looking thugs, our protagonist mentally…
Tress of the Emerald Sea [BOOK REVIEW]
Tress of the Emerald Sea is the first of Brandon Sanderson’s Four Mystery novels that broke kickstarter in March of 2022. (As of the writing of this review, the campaign received a staggering $41.8 million dollars, the largest campaign in Kickstarter history.) Tress is the tale of a poor housekeeper and cook who falls into a semi-relationship with Charlie, the Duke’s son—who pretends to be a groundskeeper whenever Tress is around. Tress lives on a remote island on the Emerald Sea—a sea the color of grass due to the type of dangerous spores that fall from one of 12 orbiting moons…
Peace on Another’s Terms [BOOK REVIEW]
Ardenai Morning Star, the Thirteenth Dragonhorse and his fleet arrive on the doorstep of Lebonath Jas, a planet on the teetering edge of extinction, poisoned and polluted by its own inhabitants. The Lebonathis sought an alliance with the Affined Equi Worlds and now have the full attention of the Dragonhorse and the Seventh Galactic Alliance. The Lebonathi elite quickly realize entering into such an agreement comes with privileges whether they want them or not. A struggle for the hearts and minds of the Lebonathi citizens challenges the Dragonhorse to walk a very fine line between oppression an
Another Man’s Wife: A Love Story [BOOK REVIEW]
Peter’s good friend and partner in Bellwether Productions,Tommy Sinclair, is desperate to convince Peter to read some #1 best selling book by a “new on the scene” author named P.K. Tyler. Tommy wants Peter to agree to assist with writing the screenplay for and then act in the lead role in the production of the miniseries based on this book.
This is the last thing Peter wants to do! His heart and mind are set on playing Sergei Rachmaninoff in an upcoming production and he doesn’t want anything to stand in his way of securing that part! Nevertheless, he agrees to meet with Ms. Tyler.
Master & Apprentice [BOOK REVIEW]
separates him from his padawan. With his own master being the now departed Jedi, Dooku, Qui-Gon is often as much at odds with the Jedi council as he is with his student—so he is completely dumbfounded when he is actually invited to join the Jedi council itself.
To do so, however, he’ll have to stop being Obi-Wan’s master and find a replacement master for him. He asks for time to think and, as he does so, he gets a summon by the council to do a last mission before he makes up his mind: rejoin another of Dooku’s former students, Jedi Rael Averross, in quelling a terrorist group…
Conscience of the King [BOOK REVIEW]
Imagine being a young man—yes, on the planet, Equus, 100 is young— content with your role as a quantum computational genius and teacher of kindergartners, and suddenly, on that 100th natal day, being declared, without warning or recourse, the absolute ruler of a sprawling galactic alliance faced with a deadly threat. Ah’Krill Ardenai Morningstar—until that fateful morning Ah’rane Ardenai Krush—has, following 700 years of rule by the priestesses of the Great House—risen to become the Thirteenth Dragonhorse, the only secular ruler the Affined Equi Worlds and the Seventh Galactic Alliance will…
LIFE: The World’s Most Haunted Places [BOOK REVIEW]
Immerse yourself in a spine-tingling, eerie journey as LIFE Magazine weaves you through a spectrum of the World’s Most Haunted Places. Hold onto your seat and get ready as this picturesque book of macabre, madness, and informative morsels in the school of thought, twists you into stitches and leaves you heaving in goosebumps.
Glory Days (Book Review)
Peter Aloysha Aaron is a young man desperately trying to find himself. Born illegitimately in Russia, Peter can’t remember his early years, except by terrible nightmares that plague him and lure him back into a terrible trauma that he has no real memory of – trauma inflicted while he and his mother were held prisoner by the Germans. Rescued by his father at a young age, Peter was then raised in Hollywood with all of the glamour and extravagance that came with the Hollywood scene.
Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]
After the events of the first book, which showed Thrawn‘s rise to power in almost a Sherlock Holmes-style narrative, as well as the events in Rebels: Season 3, which saw him trying (and failing) to remove the threat the rebels posed to the Empire, Thrawn: Alliances sets up a quest that Palpatine sends both Thrawn and Vader on to a distant part of the galaxy.
The Pharaoh Key [BOOK REVIEW]
When Gideon Crew and his co-worker, Manuel Garza, find themselves quietly “fired” from Effective Engineering Services by their brilliant (and newly healed) boss, Eli Glinn, they both harbor a lot of anger and resentment. Crew—because his deadly prognosis was never cured by the work that somehow cured Glinn—and Garza, because he wasn’t given an appropriate send-off for a decade of loyal service other than a gold Rolex. But when they realize they can uncover the solution to a rare artifact called the Phaistos Disc under Glinn’s nose, they both jump at the chance to go on one last…
City of Endless Night [BOOK REVIEW]
With Constance Green in a remote monastery, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast finds life to be unbearably dull and flavorless—until he’s “punished” by being assigned to the death and decapitation of a dot-com socialite by his boss, who’s still not over Pendergast’s behavior in the last tale.