I'm a bit late getting these reviews up. There won't be any more reviews until I finish my reading for the Hugo awards. At this point, there are a good mumber of short works to read, and I am not going to review them. So, the last two books I read were:
Gifts of Darkover, edited by Deborah J Ross
Overall, I liked this book. Since it is an anthology, there were some stories I liked better than others. Now, in some of the Darkover anthologies, I have loved every story. This wasn't the case this year. There weren't any stories I didn't like.. just some I liked a little less.
Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
First off, let me say that this would be a really bad place to start reading the Liaden series. Even though it is not a direct sequel to any other book, and Sharon Lee herself says it can be read without reading anything else, I think that someone with no experience of the Liaden Universe would quickly get lost.
That did not apply to me. I have read every single Liaden work I could get my hands on. That includes all the novels to date.
I loved this book! I read it in one day, by simply reading all the time! There was nothing about this book that I did not like! Five stars!!