Edge of Oblivion (The Chronicles of Sarco, Book One) (Joshua A. Johnston)

5 stars  Malum has come. That is the only message transmitted by the dark planetoid cutting a swath of destruction across the worlds of the Confederacy. None have stood against it — and many more will...

Firebird (Kathy Tyers)

4 1/2 Stars Lady Firebird Angelo wants to live, and hates herself for it. Her culture has strict inheritance laws that require the death of surplus noble heirs, and Firebird, though born to the...

Conviction (Lauren Salisbury)

Four Stars Than has problems. His shoulder still isn’t healed from the time not long ago when he participated in the slave uprising. His brother in law has been taken by his planet’s alien...

Renegade Skyfarer (Stones of Terrene, Book One) (R.J. Metcalf)

4 stars  Nearly twenty years have passed since the attack that eradicated the royal family of Doldra and permanently damaged the keystone. Now the Void barrier is slowly fading. When it falls, nothing will stand...

LAUNCH (Jason C. Joyner)

Five Stars Launch: Rise of the Anointed, a superhero novel by Jason Joyner, is filled with appealing sixteen-year-olds. Two of them, Demarcus Bartlett and Lily Beausoliel, are at crisis points in their lives even...

Operation Big Top (Mark Andrew Poe)

4 1/2 stars Harry Moon lives in Sleepy Hollow, a town where it’s always Halloween. Harry can do magic- real magic- and when the circus comes to town, he goes off to the Big...

The Counterfeit (Nate Allen)

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Counterfeit turned out to be a singularly fascinating read. The opening had me immediately hooked through its stream-of-consciousness narrative style depicting the inner thoughts of a man in a coma. The framing...

Forged in Steel: An Underworld Mythos Novel (The Crucible, Book One) (H.A. Titus)

3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Forged In Steel opens with a taut, stylistic first-person narrative that moves at a pleasingly fast pace. From there, things transition immediately to a gritty, action-oriented story, with an urban fantasy plot based...

Starfire (Stuart Vaughn Stockton)

4 ½  stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In Stockton’s Galactic Lore world, the planet in question is inhabited by various species of sapient dinosaurs. In fact, they are the only sapient species group on the planet. Rathe, born into...

The Place of Voices (TimeDrifter Series, Book One) (Lauren Lynch)

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Place of Voices is a Christian coming-of-age fantasy in the tradition of C.S. Lewis. Three young characters, widely separated by time and space are miraculously brought together by divine intervention. In their...

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