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A Mankind Witch (Heirs of Alexandria, #1.5)

  • Au­thor: Dave Freer
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    Fun and en­ter­­tain­ing. It's a sort of vol­ume 1.5 of the "Heirs of Alex­an­­dri­a" se­ries, and if you read any of those, you could call it "Prince Man­fred goes to Nor­way".

    Lighter in tone, not sur­pris­ing since it has a dif­fer­­ent au­thor, it is a good fan­­ta­sy/ad­ven­­ture book.

Soldiers

  • Au­thor: John Dal­mas
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    Long and a bit bor­ing, over­­fo­­cused in re­li­­gion. The au­thor seems to feel a need to make all char­ac­ters deeply re­li­­gious and tol­er­an­t, and to pack as many dif­fer­­ent re­li­­gions (re­al or in­­ven­t­ed) as he can.

    Not smart enough to be in­­ter­est­ing that way, the mil­i­­tary ac­­tion fiz­­zles by cre­at­ing a ter­ri­bly in­­e­f­fec­­tu­al fic­­tion­al ad­ver­sary.

Posleen Fanfic

  • Au­thor: Leigh Kim­mel
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    I can't be­lieve I am the first per­­son read­­ing this in all of goodread­­s.­­com :-)

    I could not fin­ish it. The first sto­ry "Food will win this war" is ok, but the fol­low­ing two dig them­­selves deep­­er and deep­­er in­­­to mil­i­­tary slang, it's al­­most as if their on­­ly goal was to make you un­der­­s­tand what an S-3 is.

Redliners

  • Au­thor: David Drake
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    Vi­et­­nam vet­er­ans should not be al­lowed to write books about sol­diers in a jun­­gle set­t­ing. It's lazy.