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Review of The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

First in a trilogy, this story grabs hold of your heart, your mind, your fears, and your hopes, then twists them into new shapes. Whenever you think you know the direction the story is moving, it changes. You won’t want to put the book down.

The second book is currently scheduled for release on September 18, 2018.

5 stars.

The Armored Saint
Myke Cole

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Review of I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land

Review of I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis

 

A beautiful and haunting novella which must be experienced and not described. But you will think about Ozmandias Books long after you finish reading.

 

5 stars.

I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land
Connie Willis

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Review of Discarded by Michael J. Allen

 

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this book by the author for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

Elias Graham is the embodiment of a grumpy old wizard. And he certainly has reason to be since the rest of the world is intent on ignoring his fondest wish—to be left alone.

From the Wasteland to Seufert Fells, from mananet to Edison blocks, from helpful strangers to would be assassins, from the prosaic to the terrifying, inch by inch Elias is drawn down a path he tries to avoid. And we are with him every step of the way, cringing or cheering him on as appropriate.

A world where magic and technology coexist, and both can be used for good, or for evil.

A fun read. I look forward to more Elias stories in the future.

4 stars.

Discarded
Michael J. Allen

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Review of The Golem of Deneb Seven

Review of The Golem of Deneb Seven by Alex Shvartsman

 

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

The Golem of Deneb Seven is a home run for Alex Shvartsman. This anthology of his own short stories will make you think, laugh, cry, and even groan on occasion. With each story changing moods and styles, you will be entertained in multiple ways.

I highly recommend you read this book.

5 stars.

Keep reading for a few thoughts on the individual stories (although a few of the titles may be longer than the thoughts).

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The Golem of Deneb Seven
Alex Shvartsman

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Review of Grey Lore

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

 

Grey Lore has an interesting premise for its fantasy world which is not the run-of-the-mill werewolf legend.

It reads like a mystery novel set in a fantasy world. The three teenagers each discover different pieces of the puzzle and must combine all of the pieces into the truth, then overcome numerous obstacles, including doubting their own sanity at times, to find a way to prevent the looming catastrophe.

Well-written, the story starts slowly and gradually builds to a satisfying conclusion. The closer to the end of the story, the faster the pages turned.

Fun read. I recommend it.

I give it 4 stars.

Grey Lore
Jean Knight Pace and Jacob Kennedy