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Crowfall Caps a Landmark Work of GrimHeart

Ed McDonald does something remarkable with Crowfall.  Crowfall is the third (and presumably final) book in his stellar Raven’s Mark series.  Third books—especially third books that close a series—follow a certain pattern.  The first book sets up the world; the … Continue reading

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Ravencry is Another Grimdark with Hope (but mostly Blood)

I’m going to keep this short.  If you haven’t already read the first book in the series, Blackwing, (1) you’re crazy, (2) go read my review of Blackwing.  If you have read Blackwing, then I probably don’t need to do … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald’s debut Blackwing was one of my favorite reads last year.  I’m not the only one who thinks so—Blackwing is on the shortlist for the Gemmell Awards Morningstar Award.  I’m not a big fan of Grimdark, but Blackwing was … Continue reading

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Siege Line Is Satisfying as a Conclusion to Its Trilogy, If Not as Part of a Larger Universe

Siege Line is book 3 in Cole’s Shadow Ops: Reawakening prequel trilogy and his sixth book in the Shadow Ops universe.  I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of each, and it has been interesting … Continue reading

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Blackwing is a Grimdark with Hope (but mostly Blood)

I’m not much for Grimdark.  It’s not that I’m against it, per se, but just that I haven’t limited experience with it.  I have my thoughts, but they aren’t exactly fully formed.  I say that to explain the long digression … Continue reading

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Review of Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

I was a big, big fan of Jennings’ debut, Arena.  Gauntlet is a helluva ride too.  Kali Ling, the Warrior, is back to stab people repeatedly in virtual reality melee.  And this time she’s doing it as team owner and … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Disappointment Edition

Ideally I would limit my short reviews to books I didn’t like, freeing up time to wax poetic about those that I did.  But I still have a backlog to get through of books I loved.  Not these books though.  … Continue reading

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