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It All Comes Down To ‘War’… Afterlife Series V Is Out.

The last book in Mur Lafferty‘s Afterlife Series ‘War’ is out.

I have greatly enjoyed each of these books in their Podiobook form and so far they translate to the written word wonderfully.

You can get them from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and Smashwords.

As always Mur writes a marvelous story, head over and get your copy!

[note] I assisted Mur with the ebook conversion on ‘Earth (Afterlife Series III)’

Roil, The Nightbound Land: A Review

RoilShale is in trouble, dying. A vast, chaotic, monster-bearing storm known only as the Roil is expanding, consuming the land.

Where once there were twelve great cities, now only four remain, and their borders are being threatened by the growing cloud of darkness. The last humans are fighting back with ever more bizarre new machines. But one by one the defenses are failing. And the Roil continues to grow.

Trent Jamieson’s “Roil”, the first book in “The Nightbound Land” duology, promises… and delivers.

I was lucky enough to come across this work as an eARC from the publisher Angry Robot Books. The brilliant cover art quickly caught my attention and the blurb piqued my interest.

From page one the reader is thrown deep into the world of Shale, the story unfolding as details of the world, incredible and horrible, are beautifully laid out in front of you. Trent has constructed an wonderfully detailed world of Steampunk with a Fantasy/Sci-Fi twist.

The introductory chapters are as a result a bit on the slow side. So slow in fact that I almost put the book aside and moved on to the next on my reading list.

This would have been a big mistake. Once I got past the initial world and story introduction the pace picked up nicely and flew towards action and twists which kept me reading. I had a hard time setting the book down to get other stuff done.

By the end of the book my main problem with the work was that I can’t wait for the release of the second part of the duology, “Night’s Engines”, currently scheduled for sometime in 2012.

You can read a sample chapter here, the book is available from bookstores and online retailers Amazon, B&N in paperback and e-book formats on August 30th, 2011.

Edit (12/9/11): You can catch the audio version of this review over at The Dragon Page.

Coming Soon: The Laird of Loch Fyne

Laird of Loch Fyne

“The Laird of Loch Fyne”, a romance novel by Brandy Grandberg is soon to be available from bookstores, as well as Amazon and Barnes & Nobel, on Tuesday, August 9th.
I do know the author personally and while I have yet to read the story (a bit outside my normal tastes) I have heard nothing but good things about it from friends who have.
So if you are a fan of period romance or know someone who is, “The Laird of Loch Fyne” is definitely worth a read.

More reviews can be found over on Goodreads

Lowell Does It Again

Author Nathan Lowell once again proves he’s got the right stuff with his novella “A Light in the Dark”.

This shorter tale is the 8th story in Lowell’s Golden Age of the Solar Clipper and is the first in the new novella series “Tales from the Deep Dark”. Nathan continues to expand his world with the fascinating story of Captain Bjorn Gunderson and Odin’s Outpost, a renegade station on the fringe of populated space.

While this work does take place in a larger world it is truly a stand alone series start and you don’t need to be familiar with the Golden Age to enjoy the work (but it doesn’t hurt).

I would highly recommend this work for any fan of Nathan Lowell’s work or good science fiction!

You can find the e-book for Kindle, Nook and Epub direct from the Author. Further reviews can be found over at Goodreads.

Very Cool: Ancestor in Paperback

Congrats to our FDØ Scott Sigler, his excellent novel Ancestor is now out in paperback!

I have written about Scott’s work back when he was on the NY Times bestseller list.(New Media is “Contagious”)

Ancestor is a wonderful mix of science fiction and horror. If you haven’t read it in Hardcover or listened to the Podiobook, head on over to Amazon US and pickup a copy.

I know you will thank me for it!

In Print Today:: Phoenix Rising

@Books&Braun
Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel is being released today.

Thus far after reading the first few chapters over at the publisher’s website, as well as listening to the companion tales in the podcast feed, I simply can’t wait to enjoy the remainder of this wonderful work by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine.

I can’t more strongly recommend going out and getting a copy. It’s available in kindle and paperback versions at this time.

Haven’t even finished the first book and I’m wondering what Ministry tales we will see in the future.

Phoenix Rising: Preview ‘Review’

@Books&BraunWell, I have just finished reading the preview of Phoenix Rising over at the publisher’s website.

I am very pleased to say that it met all my expectations, in fact, I enjoyed the first few chapters of the novel even more than I anticipated.

I eagerly await the release of the book on Tuesday.

For more info, as always, visit the Ministry at their site.