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Ammonite • 1992 • Planetary Romance by Nicola Griffith

Synopsis: Ammonite follows anthropologist Marghe Taishan as representative of a government agency to planet Jeep. The planet has been colonized centuries ago, but contact was lost, but should be recolonized now. A military expedition has been sent there, but soon, … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Time 1: The Eye of the World • 1990 • Fantasy Novel by Robert Jordan

My rereading project of the Wheel of Times series passed a milestone when I finished the first volume “The Eye of the World”. Reading a chapter every other day as a buddy read with my daughter didn’t do this book … Continue reading

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The Two-Faced Queen • 2021 • Fantasy novel by Nick Martell

Synopsis: This is the second novel of Nick Martell’s Legend of the Mercenary Kings series, sequel to last year’s The Kingdom of Liars (review). Main protagonist Michael Kingman escaped his death once more under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary … Continue reading

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The Conductors • 2021 • Urban Fantasy novel by Nicole Glover

Adding magic to Underground Railroad (a system of secret routes and helpers to help slaves to escape to free states) conductors sounds like an awesome idea. Main protagonist Henrietta wields powerful celestial magic, the zodiacal signs like Ursa Minor, the … Continue reading

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The Summer Tree • 1984 • Fantasy novel by Guy Gavriel Kay

Five Canadian students are thrown into the magical land Fionavar threatened by a god. Each one shows heroism in different ways. This start of the Fionavar-trilogy feels like a template mashup of Silmarillion, Zelazny’s Amber series and Wheel of Time … Continue reading

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Rereading the Wheel of Time – Progress Report 2

About the project One part of my current reading project is a buddy read with my daughter: Rereading the Wheel of Time series, one chapter every other day.  The first volume, The Eye of the World, will take some three … Continue reading

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A Caller’s Game • 2021 • Thriller by J.D. Barker

Synopsis: Jordan Briggs is a famous, sharp-tongued NYC radio talk show moderator. People love that she absolutely doesn’t hold back grilling her interview partners. The only thing remaining from her family is her eleven years old daughter Charlotte. She recently … Continue reading

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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within • 2021 • Space Opera by Becky Chambers

Unpopular opinion incoming: Synopsis: Three aliens are stranded at their hosts for a few days on a backwater planet due to global technical reasons:Pei gives a comeback from the first novel. She is an Aeulon and a military cargo runner … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Land • 2021 • Fantasy novel by Greg Bear

Synopsis: It’s the Elizabethan age, shortly after a naval fight between the English and the Spanish armada. Shipwrecked young fisherman Reynard finds himself on board of a Spanish ship which soon gets lost and stranded at the mythic island Thule … Continue reading

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The Velocity of Revolution • 2021 • Dieselpunk novel by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Synopsis: The country Pinogoz has racist oppressors, implementing a harsh caste system. Out in the suburbs, people give “happily” their food and petrol for the oversea military, and starve thereby.  Nália is a member of a Robin Hood like motorcycle … Continue reading

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