Review of Storm Glass

Review of Storm Glass

This is another entertaining and satisfying series by Jeff Wheeler. It follows two young girls in difficult circumstances (one from the streets, one from royalty) destined to be great people, in a magical world (the same one as Muirwood in fact). The main characters are both interesting and well-developed. Cettie… Read more »

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Review of Zero G

This is very much a children’s book so while it has an interesting concept, the execution is very simplistic. All of the characters are rather shallow and undeveloped. It is entertaining, but probably more so for younger listeners. The author did take a pretty accurate view of most of the… Read more »

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Review of Mage Against the Machine

Review of Mage Against the Machine

This was a really novel concept and plot that I thoroughly enjoyed. Part science fiction/dystopia, and part fantasy. The two main characters are in different worlds but ultimately those collide. The world building was really great, several of the characters were well developed and strong, and the plot never really… Read more »

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Review of Terradox Audiobook

Review of Terradox Audiobook

This story had a somewhat unique premise and it did well explaining it. I enjoyed finding out more about the planet they landed on and why it was there. The main characters were fairly well developed (Holly, Viola, and Grav), and there were a few minor twists I didn’t initially… Read more »

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Review of Mirage Audiobook

Review of Mirage Audiobook

This is quite an interesting book about a young girl, kidnapped from her home, and forced to be a body double for the princess of an occupying alien race. I found the story to be great and I really enjoyed it a lot. However, it’s not quite up to the… Read more »

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Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

This story had a lot of action and the premise was a bit interesting with “the pulse” and the various races. However, it didn’t seem to have that page-turner quality but was rather just middle of the road. The characters aren’t terribly deep and it mostly just turns into the… Read more »

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Review of Archenemies

Review of Archenemies

I really enjoyed Renegades, so I was excited to listen to the sequel, Archenemies. There were a few slow parts, but for the most part, the action was non-stop. Nova continued to straddle the line between the two sides and her constant flip-flopping keeps the reader guessing. However, it is… Read more »

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Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Yet another great book in the Brotherband series, with plenty of action, creative solutions, and character interaction. The only drawback is this: Someone from Stig’s past returns, but this character doesn’t have a whole lot of depth, and the potential in this twist is mostly wasted. The short story at… Read more »

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Review of Walk Through Fire

Review of Walk Through Fire

This is a story about Shea, a girl barely living in a post-apocalyptic world. One day, when she is almost a captured, a girl appears to her and tells her she has a mission from God and sends her to a cult compound which she must destroy. I found the… Read more »

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Review of The Banished of Muirwood

Review of The Banished of Muirwood

This book was quite a bit darker than the previous trilogy. Maia is a princess with a very rough life. Her inheritance and birth right are stripped from her and she is pursued by the myriad ones and rather evil Dochte Mandar. It starts in a rather different fashion with… Read more »

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Review of the Legends of Muirwood Series

Review of the Legends of Muirwood Series

This is truly one of the best fantasies I have read in a long time. It has a young girl who slowly discovers who she is, her destiny, and her powers. The world-building is great and the plot is a real page-turner. It also has lots of strong characters who… Read more »

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Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Another really good book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. In this book, Araluen is finally in peril. It has all the same elements of the previous books, and is very well done. It portrays Maddy very well as a talented, but still learning ranger apprentice who still makes mistakes. The… Read more »

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Review of Colony Lost

Review of Colony Lost

This is a book about a colony on a new planet that goes horribly wrong. The book started off fairly strong and had some interesting world building but ultimately it started going downhill. So many things in this novel were just not believable or plausible. There are a few interesting… Read more »

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Review of Consider Phelbas (Culture)

Review of Consider Phelbas (Culture)

I’ve heard good things about the Culture series so I thought I would give this a shot. The plot revolves around a war between the Culture and the Idirans… the former being a large collection of advanced humans who want for nothing and the latter being a conquering, violent, religious… Read more »

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Review of the Singularity Trap

Review of the Singularity Trap

In this novel, a space miner named Ivan comes across an alien artifact which begins converting him into an artificial being so that it can evaluate and communicate with humanity. The book tries to tackle some themes like “what does it mean to be human?”, how we should deal with… Read more »

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Review of Vessel

Review of Vessel

This novel had a really great premise: an alien spacecraft shows up near the ISS. Mission control loses contact with the ISS and sends 2 new astronauts up to investigate and try to make contact. Unfortunately, the execution of this idea is abysmal. Many of the events are just implausible… Read more »

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Review of The Stars My Destination

Review of The Stars My Destination

This is a really compelling story of a man in the future who is stranded upon a wrecked spaceship and is passed over and not saved. He manages to be rescued later and spends the book on a quest of revenge against the ship who passed him by. An interesting… Read more »

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Review of Becoming the Beast

Review of Becoming the Beast

This prequel novella was available exclusively from the R.S. McCoy newsletter. It tells the story of how Kaide rose to be vice syndicate , how he received his totem, and more. A great short story to read after finishing the main books.

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Review of The Forever Ship

Review of The Forever Ship

The third and final novel of the Fire Sermon involves the resistance’s struggle against the council, their quest to save omegas, and them trying to prevent several awful acts by the General and Zach. Plot-wise, the book was pretty good and kept me listening to see what happened. However, the… Read more »

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