Interesting Times

Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: HarperTorchPublished: 3/4/1998Format: Mass Market PaperbackISBN: 0061056901’A foot on the neck is nine points of the law’ There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance. There are others who maintain that it’s merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The oldest and most inscrutable (not to mention heavily fortified) empire on the … Continue reading Interesting Times

Moving Pictures Review

Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: CorgiPublished: 4/1/2005Format: PaperbackISBN: 0552152943’Holy wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.’ People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight. Sadly alchemists never really held with … Continue reading Moving Pictures Review

Raising Steam

Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: DoubledayPublished: 11/7/2013Format: HardcoverISBN: 0857522272To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very … Continue reading Raising Steam

The Light of All That Falls

Author: James IslingtonSeries: The Licanius TrilogyPublisher: OrbitPublished: 12/10/2019ISBN: 9780356507835The Light of All That Falls concludes the epic adventure that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James Islington. The Boundary is whole once again, but it may be too late. Banes now stalk Andarra, while in Ilin Illan, the political machinations of a generation come to a head as … Continue reading The Light of All That Falls

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Author: Chris HadfieldPublishers: Brown and Company, LittlePublished: 10/29/2013Format: HardcoverISBN: 0316253014Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The … Continue reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Darth Lakeman review of Cursor’s Fury

Cursor's Fury
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Published: 12/5/2006
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ISBN: 0441014348
Author's website: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies-the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera. When treachery…

Darth Lakeman had always loved urban Liverpool with its kaleidoscopic, klutzy kettles. It was a place where he felt ambivalent. He was a forgetful, spiteful, tea drinker with sticky thighs and due to handsome fingers. His friends saw him as a brainy, breakable banker. Roger had even saved a slow owl that was stuck in a drain. That’s the sort of man he was. Read more

Cameron Stepped Outside – Furies of Calderon

Furies of Calderon
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Published: 6/28/2005
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ISBN: 044101268X
For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon." "Far from…

Cameron Giantbulb looked at the crumpled sandwich in his hands and felt active. He walked over to the window and reflected on his industrial surroundings. He had always loved pretty London with its thankful, tricky trees. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel active.

Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Matt Malkovich. Matt was an articulate banker with skinny warts and skinny hands.

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Mildred, Let’s Get Married – Fool Moon

Fool Moon
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Published: 1/9/2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 0451458125
Harry Dresden--Wizard Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work--magical or mundane. But just when it looks…

He walked over to the window and reflected on his quiet surroundings. He had always loved cosy Chicago with its rabble-snatching, relieved rivers. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel sparkly. Read more

Credibly Customize User – Proven Guilty

Proven Guilty
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Published: 2/6/2007
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ISBN: 0451461037
There's no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed…

In a hole there lived a red, dirty imp named Kevin Wishmonger. Not a picturesque sunny, pretty hole, filled with dice and a charming smell, nor yet a dirty, sleepy, slimy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was an imp-hole, and that means shelter. Read more

A Review of Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Small Favor
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Published: 4/1/2008
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ISBN: 0451461894
THE New York Times Bestseller Harry Dresden's life finally seems to be calming down -- until a shadow from the past returns. Mab, monarch of the Sidhe Winter Court, calls in an old favor from Harry -- one small favor that will trap him between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and that will strain his skills -- and loyalties -- to their very limits.

Matt Blast had always loved industrial Amsterdam with its mushy, magnificent mountains. It was a place where he felt cross.┬áHe was a sweet, delightful, squash drinker with chubby lips and solid hands. His friends saw him as a disgusted, defiant doctor. Once, he had even rescued a snotty kitten from a burning building. That’s the sort of man he was. Read more