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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.

Abstract

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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Reading Ideas: Wanderers, Wendig Chuck (2019).

This is a great cover. Combined with the intrigueing description could be worth checking out ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ก

Book Synopsis

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead.

For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them-and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them-the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart-or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.

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Book Suggestions: The Tigerโ€™s Daughter, by K. Arsenal to Rivera (2017).

Praised by many, this book is set to be a page turner ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ก

Book Synopsis

Even gods can be slain

The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reachโ€”but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.

This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

A crack in the wall heralds the endโ€ฆtwo goddesses arm themselvesโ€ฆK Arsenault Rivera’s The Tigerโ€™s Daughter is an adventure for the ages.

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Reading Suggestions – The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind, by Jackson Ford (2019).

She’s got 24 hours to clear her name, and it’s not just her life at stake ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”ฅ

Most definitely worth a second glance. I think the title really got me at first glance.

Book Synopsis

FOR TEAGAN FROST, SH*T JUST GOT REAL.

Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she’s got telekinetic powers – a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she’s normal for once.

But then a body turns up at the site of her last job – murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have pulled off. She’s got 24 hours to clear her name – and it’s not just her life at stake. If she can’t unravel the conspiracy in time, her hometown of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that’s on the brink of exploding . . . 

Full of imagination, wit and random sh*t flying through the air, this insane adventure from an irreverent new voice will blow your tiny mind.

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Book Recommendations – The Affair of the Mysterious Letters, by Alexis Hall (2019).

This book has been described as both witty and weird! Lovers of Sherlock Holmes are said to find a great new twist on some beloved characters.

Book Synopsis

Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Ms. Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation.

When Ms. Haas is enlisted to solve a case of blackmail against one of her former lovers, Miss Eirene Viola, Captain Wyndham is drawn into a mystery that leads him from the salons of the literary set to the drowned back-alleys of Ven and even to a prison cell in lost Carcosa. Along the way he is beset by criminals, menaced by pirates, molested by vampires, almost devoured by mad gods, and called upon to punch a shark.

But the further the companions go in pursuit of the elusive blackmailer, the more impossible the case appears. Then again, in Khelathra-Ven reality is flexible, and the impossible is Ms. Haas’ stock-in-trade.

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Book Recommendations – The Chosen, by Tarzan Matharu (2019).

Cade must prepare for battle, because hiding is not an option. This sounds like it will be amazingly full of adventure.

Book Synopsis

n a world far from our own, where enemies come in many forms, the ultimate battle for survival is about to begin … An epic new trilogy from the bestselling author of the Summoner series.

CADE CARTER IS LOST

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Cade is facing a year in reform school when he finds himself suddenly transported to another realm.

BUT THIS NEW WORLD IS NO ESCAPE

Populated by bloodthirsty prehistoric creatures and fierce warriors, Cade’s surroundings are full of danger. Along with his fellow students, Cade is forced to become a contender in a deadly game of the highest stakes, controlled by invisible overlords.

Who are these brutal rulers, and why did they choose Cade? Before he can find answers, Cade must get ready to fight …

BECAUSE IN THIS GAME, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION

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Book Ideas ๐Ÿ“š – Fall, Or Dodge in He’ll, by Neal Stephenson (2019).

According to some this is set to be an exhilarating epic ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Book Synopsis

The astonishing new work of imaginative fiction from master storyteller and futurist, Neal Stephenson, author of Reamde, Seveneves and Snow Crash

When gaming billionaire Richard ‘Dodge’ Forthrast is pronounced brain dead following a routine medical procedure, his family and close friends are left stunned, devastated, and forced to make difficult decisions.

Dodge’s will asks that his body be given to a cryonics company, owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd, whose business practices give Dodge’s family understandable cause for concern. But when Dodge wrote his will he didn’t anticipate that one day he’d be declared brain dead.

He also didn’t anticipate his brain being turned on again.

Years later, an astounding achievement in technology will allow the human race to defy death itself, giving birth to the Bitworld, an eternal afterlife. But this imagined state of perfection is not all that it appears to be…

A grand drama of man and machine, Fall, or Dodge in Hell is a mind-blowing literary saga for the modern age.

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Book Suggestions – The Girl in Red, by Christina Henry (2019).

This sounds as though it may be worth the read ~ A woman who isn’t as defenceless as she seems.

Book Synopsis

Itโ€™s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that was perfectly sane and normal until three months ago.

There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, thereโ€™s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.

Red doesnโ€™t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isnโ€™t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woodsโ€ฆ

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Book Ideas – The Evil Queen, by Gena Showalter (2019).

She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. Ever wondered how she became that way? Perhaps there is more to it that we know…

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Book Synopsis

Evil isn’t born, it’s made. One thought and action at a time. Take a good look at what you’ve made.

Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past – they are prophecies of the future.

Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fairy-tale princess – until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.

Look. See… What will one peek hurt?

Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.

With powers beyond her imagination or control – and determined to change Fate itself – Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As bits and pieces of the prophecy unfold, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen – and villain – she was born to be?

The battle between good and evil is on.

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