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Book Suggestions: Salvation Day, by Kali Wallace (2019).

The title caught my eye whilst browsing and the description I found to be quite intrigueing. Not my usual read but it looks as though it may be worth taking a look.

Book Synopsis

They thought the ship would be their salvation.
 
Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya—the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship.
 
But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government. A threat to all of humanity that lay sleeping alongside the orbiting dead.
 
And then they woke it up.

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Book Suggestions: Eye Spy, by Mercedes Lackey (2019).

The second book in the Family of pie series. The cover is sensational and I think will attract readers easily as it has myself. Perhaps this book could merit further investigation! 🧐🤔👀📖💡📚📗

Book Synopsis

Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. Their daughter, Abidela, dreams of building on her parents’ legacy by joining her father’s network of spies, hoping to offset her seeming lack of a Gift.

But when Abi senses the imminent collapse of a bridge only moments before it happens, she saves countless lives, including that of her best friend, Princess Katiana. The experience, though harrowing, uncovers her unique Gift—an ability to sense the physical strains in objects.

Intrigued by the potential of her Gift, the Artificers seek to claim her as their own—but only the Healers can train her. Through training with both of them, Abi discovers unique facets of her Gift, including a synesthetic connection to objects that allows her to “see” as well as feel the strains.

Her Gift may also grant her a distinct advantage as a spy—there won’t be a building in the entire kingdom of Valdemar with a secret room that she doesn’t know about. With the help of her mentors, she must hone her gift to uncover the hidden secrets in the depths of Valdemar.

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Reading Suggestions – Across the Void, by S. K. Vaughn (2019).

The cover of this is quite different. It does look however that this might be quite a good book and definitely something to take a closer look at.

Book Synopsis

May Knox floats in space, the only survivor of a catastrophic accident. There is just one person who can save her: a man whose heart she broke, millions of miles away.

It’s Christmas Day, 2067.

Silent Night drifts across the ruins of a wrecked spaceship, listing helplessly in the black. A sole woman, May, stirs within – the last person left alive of a disastrous first manned mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter.

There is only one person who can help her – her ex-husband Stephen, a NASA scientist who was heading up the mission back on Earth. Until, that is, she broke his heart and he left both her and the mission.

Now May clings to life and it is only his voice travelling across the fathomless miles that can bring her home.

In this twisty, gasp-inducing thriller, when each breath is a fight for survival, their relationship is the difference between life and death.

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Book Review: The Betrayal of Ka, by Shea R. Oliver (2015).

Book Review: The Betrayal of Ka, by Shea R Oliver (2015).

This is not something of my normal genre. This is in fact way more sci-fi than I normally read in a year! But as I was asked to review this title I thought I would at least give it the benefit of the doubt. It’s begins with a space adventure setting. A spaceship lands on Earth with the main character intent in the destruction of people with special abilities. Ka, the main character, is fro. Another planet which has decided to invade earth.

The storyline really isn’t my cup of tea. But basically it is well written and has strongly built characters and plot. Political struggles become the centre theme of the story, along with Ka trying to find himself along the way.

I fell that this book is overall written well and would appeal to most sci-fi fans. I would recommend this to the young adult age group and I believe they would find it well worth the read. I give this book a rating of 7/10 stars.

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Reading Recommendations: Dark Age, by Pierce Brown (2019).

The only thing certain in the Solar System is treachery. And that the Rising is entering a new Dark Age.

Abstract

He broke the chains
Then broke the world….

A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he’s an outlaw.

Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered, outgunned but not out thought. Is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the agent of the world’s destruction?

Is it time for another legend to take his place?

Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to the Core. First he must survive Gold backstabbing, then Darrow. Will he bring peace to mankind at the edge of his sword?

And on Luna, Mustang, the embattled sovereign of the Republic, must save both democracy and her exiled husband millions of kilometres away.

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Reading Ideas: Beneath the Twisted Trees, by Bradley P. Beaulieu (2019).

This is the fourth book in the Song of Shattered Sands series. Looks interesting 📚📖👏⭐️💡

Book Synopsis

Çeda was an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people.

No longer.

Now she’s going to lead.

The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

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Reading Ideas: Jade War, by Fonda Lee (2019).

Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honour and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.

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On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years. 

Beyond Kekon’s borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most prized resource, could make them rich – or give them the edge they’d need to topple their rivals. 

Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival – and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.

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Book Ideas: Crowfall, by Ed McDonald (2019).

There has been a lot of talk about this book on social media. Something to take a closer look at and add to my unending #mustread list!

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Book Synopsis

A sorcerous cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the Republic and the immortal Deep Kings. 

Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war. 

Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.

He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him – changed him – but all power comes with a price, and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere.

They will even follow him, and the few surviving Blackwing captains, on one final mission into the darkness.

You think you know Misery? You’ve not seen anything yet . 

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Reading for Fun: Howling Dark, Christopher Ruocchio (2019).

Another great cover. This book looks as though it could be quite interesting with both a space and fantasy feel to it. From what I can tell this book would be worth checking out.

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Hadrian Marlowe is lost. 

For half a century, he has searched the farther suns for the lost planet of Vorgossos, hoping to find a way to contact the elusive alien Cielcin. He has not succeeded, and for years has wandered among the barbarian Normans as captain of a band of mercenaries.

Determined to make peace and bring an end to nearly four hundred years of war, Hadrian must venture beyond the security of the Sollan Empire and among the Extrasolarians who dwell between the stars. There, he will face not only the aliens he has come to offer peace, but contend with creatures that once were human, with traitors in his midst, and with a meeting that will bring him face to face with no less than the oldest enemy of mankind.

If he succeeds, he will usher in a peace unlike any in recorded history. If he fails…the galaxy will burn.

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Book Reccomendations: Dragon Slayer, by Duncan M. Hamilton (2019).

Sure to be an excellent read from a terrific fantasy novelist. Described as a fun adventure in a fantastic fantasy setting.

Book Synopsis

With the dragons believed dead, the kingdom had no more need for dragonslayers. 

Drunk, disgraced, and all but forgotten, Guillot has long since left his days of heroism behind him.

As forgotten places are disturbed in the quest for power, and things long dormant awaken, the kingdom finds itself in need of a dragonslayer once again, and Guillot is the only one left…

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