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    The science fiction genre can occasionally overwhelm one with esoteric concepts and an overabundance of facts until one is almost bored to tears. That is definitely NOT the problem with this rollercoaster ride of a story. It is already remarkable to think...

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    Hunt for the Hydra was a very good read. My daughter thought there were a few boring parts scattered throughout the book yet she still claims it was an awesome read. There was mystery, action, adventure and lots of characters with amusing names. The characters...

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  • Review: Infinity Bell A House Immortal Novel, #2

    Infinity Bell is the second book in the A House Immortal series, and it begins where the first book of this series ends. The story is better understood if the first book, House Immortal, is read prior to Infinity Bell. This story is totally action packed...

  • Review: Frostfire Kanin Chronicles, #1

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  • Review: Black Ice The Midgard Series, #2

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  • Review: Species Imperative

    These stories are an amazing melding of biology, science fiction, action, and romance. The gradual build-up from a sometimes hilarious view of the antics of grad students and obsessed researchers, to the connection between research techniques and the...

  • Review: Enslaved Brides of the Kindred, #14

    The story arc continues and it just keeps getting deeper. The Kindred and their more than vague deity the Goddess are still fighting the good fight against evil, and more specifically Two from previous books. Two is a malicious little sh*t in this particular...

  • Review: The Cipher

    This techno thriller is very close to the real world. Which just made it really creepy! Robert (Smiles) was a very good and convincing character. With a side cast of techno geeks this story will grip you until the end pages. These characters are set for...

  • Review: Magic Breaks Kate Daniels, #7

    Loved, Loved, Loved it!!! I finished Magic Breaks in one sitting, I just could not put it down. This is hands down the best urban fantasy series out there. Ilona Andrews knocks it out of the park again!!! Magic Breaks starts off with a little back story....

  • Review: Gods and Monsters Mythbreaker

    Gods and Monsters is the first book I have read by Chuck Wendig and it is one of the best books I have read. The characters were crazy in the best possible way. I really liked that Sam stuck by Fitz through all of the craziness going on. The thing that...

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  • Review: Deadeye The Mutant Files, #1

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  • Review: The Eighth Guardian Annum Guard Book, #1

    I had a hard time reading The Eighth Guardian. While the story concept was great the actual story telling was not for me. I want a book that catches my attention within the first 50 to 100 pages and unfortunately with every chapter that I read, I couldn't...

  • Review: Unbound Magic Ex Libris: Book Three

    Mr. Hines takes no prisoners when it comes to writing a boldly wild tale about passwords, clues, and magic. Unbound is a novel just swirling of characters (old and new), far out places (not the ‘60’s kind), as well as having a plot that screams for more...

  • Review: Panther Prowling An Otherworld Novel, #17

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  • Review: Reach for Infinity

    When picking up an anthology of stories to read, there’s always a chance there’s a story in that book that the reader would not like. Some stories may strike the reader as extremely well-written, some may be awesome, and some may be thought-provoking....

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  • Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

    I have to say that this one didn’t wow me at all. The main character Nora was not a thinking woman as the title makes us believe. Nora is an English PhD candidate whose dissertation is falling apart. She knowingly chose a topic already plowed over by,...

  • Review: Path of Smoke A Novel of the Parallel Parks, #2

    Path of Smoke started off slow but picked up speed after a couple of chapters. Despite having read the previous book in this series, I was still slightly confused by the parallel worlds. Once I got over my confusion, I found Path of Smoke to be a decent...

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    It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no feelings spared....

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The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy


A HAWK’S PLEDGE

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .