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- The Grendel's Shadow
on Feb. 10, 2012
Enjoyable read, science fiction adventure, sort of a combination of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Beowulf. Book is well formatted, my biggest complaint is that it's too short, some parts felt a little rushed. Will be buying other books by this author, and I recommend this one.
- Death To The Bone
on March 02, 2012
A political thriller, it's a little stilted and the pacing is a little off, but the characters are well done. I was satisfied by it, but it wasn't great. I get the feeling it's the authors first book, will be keeping an eye out for others.
- Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless
on April 04, 2012
Good book. Goes much deeper into atheism and free thought than just a list of anger causing issues. In fact most of the book is spent patiently exploring common objections and arguments in relation to this subject. Formatting is good, and the writing clever and engaging. I would recommended this book to anyone, of any faith or none.
- The Voyage of the Minotaur
on Oct. 22, 2012
I enjoyed this book, but there are a few flaws. The formatting is a little off in places, mainly font sizing, but still quite legible. The writing is good, but lacks a little polish, and the action feels rushed in places. I will be getting other books by this author, and would recommend this book.
- Empire Zero (Act I: Tinder and Tear)
on Nov. 05, 2012
Good book, lots of promise. Formatting in .epub was very good, all same font, no spaces or gaps. The author has created an interesting steampunk-esk world, and the character are well done for the most part. It did feel a little rushed in places, but left me wanting more, will be getting #2 in the series. Would recommend this to anyone that likes atypical fantasy or steampunk. I'm looking forward to how the author explores some of the ideas.
on March 18, 2013
Honestly this more like 3.5 stars. I enjoyed it, and will be getting more this author. It's well formatted, and a decent, fun read. It suffered from feeling rushed, and the main character's motivation was never clear or well explained. I'm looking forward to trying "Breakers" by the same author.
- Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White
on Nov. 05, 2013
This is an amazing collection of short stories. They are touching, funny, moving and generally awesome (and skunks. Lots of skunks, and now I want one for a pet). Most are best described as modern, or alternate view, fairy tales. It also has a decided oriental feel to it, which is great considering how much of fiction is euro-centric. Highly recommended to anyone who has an active imagination.