David Houston

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Smashwords book reviews by David Houston

  • Antares Victory on Aug. 29, 2013

    When I read Antares Dawn and Antares Passage years ago, I enjoyed them a lot, and I longed for the conclusion of the story. When I saw this book here on Smashwords, I was overjoyed! Unfortunately, this is not the book I was waiting for. The space battles are poorly done, the writing is not nearly as good as the first books, and there were significant chunks where I just gritted my teeth and plowed through. I'm still glad to have read it, I guess. But I was disappointed. Compared to a lot of books out there, it's not bad, I had just hoped for something as good as the first two.
  • Tea and an Art Thief on Feb. 11, 2015

    This was a fun little read. Not precisely steam punk, necessarily. I wouldn't mind seeing more in this universe. Slightly stilted characters - but that's appropriate for this sort of 'Boys Own' piece (well, Girls Own, had there ever been such a thing).
  • Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship on Feb. 11, 2015

    Great romp. Great fun. Looking forward to further adventures. And thank you that the 'love interest' subplot is so understated - very appropriate for that sort of book, and I am SO tired of porn that masquerades as 'fantasy'. Mind, I used to greatly enjoy Dad's Boys' Own annuals that Grandma and Grampa kept in their cottage at the lake. (Which no doubt dates ME).