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...

Escaping (Arriver Series, Part One) (John K. Patterson)

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The battlecraft Aphrodite is on the run across the deserts of the planet Tarcryss, pursued by a mysterious alien force. With much of its weaponry destroyed by the invaders, Sergeant Tobias Carter must...

By Divine Right: A Novella (The Darkwater Saga) (Patrick W. Carr)

3 stars ⭐⭐⭐ Willet Dura has spent the past nine years as a reeve (constable) in the city of Bunard, haunted by memories of the war that cost him his place in the Merum priesthood. Accepting...

Exordia (Sarah E. Ott)

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For over 200 years, the colony of Exordia has carved out a peaceful, technological existence on a harsh, desert world light-years removed from Old Earth. But peace has come at a price. The...

Dragon’s Future (Dragon Courage, Book One) (Kandi J. Wyatt)

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For generations, the village of Woolpren has lived in peace, building its way of life upon the symbiosis of humans and dragons. The dream of every child is to become a dragon rider....

Nick Newton is Not A Genius (S.E.M. Ishida)

Reviewed by H. Halverstadt on 9/6/2017 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Content Ratings: Heat: None. This is a middle grade novel. There is no romance of any kind. Profanity: None, not even substitute profanity. Violence: Nick’s sister Erma comes close to having...

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