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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...

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...

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...

Severed Signals: A Vincent Chen Novella (Steve Rzasa)

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Captain Vincent Chen’s life is a simple one. He commands a crew of none, alone with his ship, his Bible and his own haunted memories. His solitary days are spent tracking and maintaining...

Keeper of Shadows (Bridgett Powers)

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Keeper of Shadows is an overt Christian allegory. Noire, a human man cursed to live as a raven by day, has made an unholy alliance with the sorceress Venefica, in an attempt to...

Courage (Lauren Salisbury)

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Many light years from Old Earth, a desolate world is populated by humans enslaved to space-dwelling aliens. Gilla, a young mother, struggles to maintain their faith in the God of Old Earth, even...

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