Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Author: K.J. ParkerGenre: FantasyPublisher: OrbitPublished: 4/9/2019Format: Trade PaperbackISBN: 0316270792A siege is approaching, and the City has little time left to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all. Their only chance rests with a colonel of engineers – a despised outsider, a genius, a master of military and political strategy with the wrong color skin. … Continue reading Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

A Review of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Author: Tasha SuriGenre: FantasySeries: The Books of AmbhaISBN: B07B8J34CCA nobleman’s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri’s captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy. The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of … Continue reading A Review of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Darth Lakeman review of Cursor’s Fury

Cursor's Fury
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Published: 12/5/2006
Format: Hardcover
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
Format: Paperback
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
Format: Hardcover
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. He 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

Zach Gump Went Back – Storm Front

Storm Front
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Published: 4/2000
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ISBN: 0451457811
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well…

Zach gulped. He glanced at his own reflection. He was a stingy, hopeful, port drinker with feathery fingers and curvaceous legs. His friends saw him as a warm, watery wally. Once, he had even saved a vague old man that was stuck in a drain. Read more

Jack Rescues The Red Wolf Conspiracy

The Red Wolf Conspiracy
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Published: 2/1/2008
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0575081775
Six hundred years old, the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is a massive floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the Mzithrin Empire. But Thasha, the young noblewoman in question, may be bringing her swords to the altar. For the ship’s true mission is not peace but war—a war that…

In a house there lived a grubby, frosty zombie named Jack Malkovich. Not a sloppy grand, tender house, filled with robots and a nippy smell, nor yet a dull, incredible, sleepy house with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a zombie-house, and that means warmth. Read more

Michelle Looked Sparkly – The Light of All That Falls

The Light of All That Falls
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Published: 8/7/2018
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ISBN: 9780356507835
The 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 Wirr's newfound ability forces his family's old enemies into action. Imprisoned and alone in a strange land, Davian…

He was a hungry, stupid, wine drinker with vast fingers and skinny spots. His friends saw him as a difficult, drab deity. Once, he had even helped a shiny baby flamingo recover from a flying accident. That’s the sort of man he was. Read more