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Prelude and Abduction: in A Minor (Keith Robinson)

 3 1/2 Stars   Khalen the Mih'schen is adrift. Since the death of his mentor, he's been journeying with two Solemsiel Master Arrangers, trying to save a religious relic. His mentor rescued him and taught him...

THE KING’S SWORD by C. J. Brightley

Five Stars  An ex-soldier, Kemen Sendoa, is not so much retired as left for dead after his squad was ambushed by a barbaric people north of the kingdom of Erdemen. He is wandering through...

Divine Summons (The Wind Rider Saga) Book One (Rebecca P. Minor)

Five Stars  Divine Summons is a well-written fantasy that follows Vinyanel, an Elven Captain in the elven cavalry, a half-elven prophetess, and a silver dragon. The book opens with Vinyanel...

Aerisian Refrain (Beyond the Sunset Lands Book 1) (Sarah Ashwood)

5 STARS  For Annie Richards, music is not just a dream but her very life. It has propelled her to the very top as a star performer, sharing her songs and voice with millions every...

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...

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