Amazing New Soulwood Novel from Faith Hunter

Book Title: 

Flame in the Dark

Book Author: 

Faith Hunter

I've really liked Nell Ingram from her first appearance in Faith Hunter's fiction. While she is a supernatural being, she is totally unlike Jane Yellowrock. When we first met Jane, she was competent, self-confident and ready to kick vampire butt and not bother to take names. When we first met Nell, she was scared, and small, and had reason to be that way.

Since then, we have watched Nell 'grow up', and start taking responsibility for herself in ways that a proper woman of God's Cloud of Glory Church could never even imagine.

Penric and Desmona's Latest Adventure

Book Title: 

The Prisoner of Limnos

Book Author: 

Lois McMaster Bujold

What can I say about “The Prisoner of Limnos”? It's the sixth novella in the Penric and Desdemona series, and follows right after “Mira's Last Dance”. We follow up on what happened to Penric and Nikys after their arrival in the duchy of Orbas. Penric's superiors want him to come back to their temple. Penric doesn't want to go... at least not yet.

Ann Leckie Returns to the Universe She Created

Book Title: 

Provenance

Book Author: 

Ann Leckie

In her latest book, Ann Leckie revisits the same universe as in her previous trilogy, but this time, we get beyond the Radch Empire. Most of the story takes place on the planet Hwae, which is very different, but at the same time, clearly influenced by the Radch. That's understandable, because the most powerful aliens humanity has encountered, the Presger, have chosen to have the Lord of the Radch be the representative for all humans, everywhere.

I really liked Tooth & Nail, the second book in the Withrow Chronicles.

Book Title: 

Tooth & Nail

Book Author: 

Michael G. Williams

Why? See I'm not really a fan of vampire fiction. I think it's been done to death. Michael G. Williams' vampire fiction is something different, and that's what I like.

Withrow Surrett is not your average vampire. Not even close. He is not an ancient vampire, dedicated to all things evil. Withrow Surrett is just an overweight guy who bought into the 'live forever' deal. He doesn't really see himself as anything special. In Michael G. Williams' world, you don't get to be gorgeous when you become a vampire, you stay just like you were when you 'died'. So Withrow is a fat vampire.

Latest Book in Lee & Miller's Liaden Universe

Book Title: 

The Gathering Edge

Book Author: 

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have done it again! This is another great book in their Liaden Universe series. It continues the story of Theo Waitly, half sister to the male half of the current Delm of Clan Korval. It is an aptly named book in many ways, one of which is that her brother wants Theo to come home. Home, of course is no longer on Liad, but on Surebleak.

There is much more gathering than this, of course, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the book.

Wow! What a story Faith Hunter has given us this time!

Book Title: 

Cold Reign

Book Author: 

Fairh Hunter

Cold Reign begins with Jane and Eli fighting a new kind of vampire – a Revenant. Revenants are vampires who have died twice – once when they became vampires and a second time as a vampire. Somehow, they rise after this second death as mindless monsters.

The Beginning of a New Space Opera Series from John Scalzi

Book Title: 

The Collapsing Empire

Book Author: 

John Scalzi

I'm not going to tell you a lot about the story in this book. The Amazon link below will give you all the details. What I do want to say is that this is a brilliant book. It's the first in a series of novels about an interstellar empire, and what happens when the link that holds it together begins to fail. I was so blown away by this book that I really don't have words to describe what is so good about it. It's a very good book, and I would give it more than five stars if Amazon allowed. It's a great book, and you should read it right away!

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