Category: Reviews

Review of VALIS

It’s a long-winded rambling of an insane person with little to not plot. Even the religious ideas are all over the place with no cohesion. There isn’t much story here, and certainly nothing of any entertainment or joy. It’s a dark journey into madness. Audiobook narration: The narrator did a… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: Avilon

Review of Dark Space: Avilon

In this book, Destra and crew must flee Dark Space and find a place to live while the Sythians and Avilonians battle for control. Meanwhile, Ethan and crew must adjust to live in Avilon and live under the rule of Omnios. For the most part, the action here is non-stop…. Read more »

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Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

In The Dragondain, Lily and Jasper travel back to the Moon Realm to search for their uncle and help in the war for its survival. I found this second novel to be very enrtertaining and fun. The characters are all really well done, and the plot is a real page… Read more »

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Review of The Moon Coin

Review of The Moon Coin

In the Moon Coin, Lily discovers that all the childhood tales that her Uncle Ebb told her might just be true. When Uncle Ebb disappears, Lily finds a coin that transports her to a far off realm that is in the midst of a war for their survival. This was… Read more »

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Review of Orphan Star

Review of Orphan Star

I’ve never read this series before, but got the audiobook for the third novel about a boy named Flinx and his killer flying mini-dragon Pip. He is first kidnapped by a rather evil businessman who wants to exploit Flinx’s mental powers. He then sets off on a quest to learn… Read more »

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Review of Containment

Review of Containment

In Containment, Arik is one of a new generation of settlers on a base on the planet Venus. With dwindling oxygen supplies, Arik is tasked with coming up with ways to increase the oxygen supply. During his quest to develop plants that can grow in the harsh conditions, he discovers… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: Revenge

Review of Dark Space: Revenge

In Dark Space: Revenge, the Sythians have come to dark space to conquer humanity. Meanwhile, Admiral Heston sends a mission to get help from the Avalonians. The book got to a very, very slow start. Ethan and Illara’s wedding and honeymoon were pretty boring, and they didn’t really do anything… Read more »

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Review of Legacy of Moth

Review of Legacy of Moth

This final book of the Moth saga sees the end to the war between light and day. Overall, it was a decent conclusion to the Moth story line. It had a bit more depth, action, and excitement than the last book. There were a few surprises, some better developed cultures,… Read more »

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Review of Equinox by Christian Cantrell

Review of Equinox by Christian Cantrell

This is a very interesting book about a post-apocalyptic Earth where Earth-dwellers are dependent on a space station for power, energy, and technology, while the station (the Coronians) are dependent on Earth for raw materials. Having not read the first book, I found it took me a little while to… Read more »

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Review of The Daughter of Moth

Review of The Daughter of Moth

In The Daughter of Moth, Madori (daughter of Torin and Koyee) goes to an academy to learn healing magic. While there, she must deal with discrimination and hate from the “pure blooded” Timandarians. Meanwhile, a new movement who call themselves Radians slowly take over the light side of Moth and… Read more »

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Review of Schism by R.S. McCoy

Review of Schism by R.S. McCoy

Schism is a fitting conclusion to the Sparks Saga. Khea confronts the challenges of ruling the islands while preparing for a war that eventually comes to her shores. Ultimately I thought this was a great novel. The darkness and funk around Lark finally lift and his relationship with Khea deepens…. Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: Origin

Review of Dark Space: Origin

For a good 2/3 of the book, this story took the same tact as its predecessor and just piling on the bleakness. Nothing ever goes right for anyone, and things just keep getting more and more depressing. Everything you hope would happen as a reader doesn’t. But then, finally, things… Read more »

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Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

In this final book in the Brilliant Darkness series, it opens with Fenn and Peree about to get married, and then everything goes wrong. The children of Koolkuna are stolen away by the Fire Sisters, a group of females who live in a mountain fortress. Fenn, Peree, Kai, and others… Read more »

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Review of Evolution by Stephanie Diaz

Review of Evolution by Stephanie Diaz

In this third and final book, the Mardenites finally arrive to wreck havok on Kiel while the developers will stop at nothing to win the war, regardless of the costs. Finally in this third book we learn about Marden, the Mardenites, the history of the war, the makeup of the… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: The Invisible War

Review of Dark Space: The Invisible War

In this second book, the crew of the Defiant attempt to travel across Sythian space to get to Obsidian Station. There, they hope to get help and resources to be able to get back and take the Valiant. Meanwhile, Brondi decides to go after the other human fleet, and the… Read more »

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Review of The Gatherer

Review of The Gatherer

The Gatherer is a short story about a fire sister “gatherer” named Alev who kidnaps Kaiya from her village and takes her back to become a fire sister. Using a special venom, Alev is able to control Kaiya and force her to do what Alev wants. Meanwhile, Kaiya’s father searches… Read more »

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Review of The Moon Dwellers Audiobook

Review of The Moon Dwellers Audiobook

In the Moon Dwellers, a society lives underground centuries after a meteor struck the Earth. The two main characters are Adelle, a young girl imprisoned because her parents were working against the tyranical government, and Tristan, prince and son of the dictator president Nalin, and someone who has nothing in… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space

Review of Dark Space

In Dark Space, humanity has been driven from its worlds by an enemy called the Slythians. They run to Dark Space, a place accessible only by a special gate, and previously reserved for criminals. Ethan is a smuggler who owes a debt to a crime boss. In order to repay… Read more »

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