Publisher: Open Road Media

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Aug 05
Irona 700 by Dave Duncan (review)

Irona 700 by Dave Duncan (review)

I really enjoyed this book. It was the first time I’ve read a book by Dave Duncan, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the synopsis sounded good, so I requested it. In some very small ways, it reminded me a bit of Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan. I really liked reading about Irona and her life, the little bits we saw before she was chosen, as well as after. She had realistic strengths and flaws, and while I didn’t always agree with some of the things she did, it made sense for the character to do… Read more »

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Jul 08
Black Trillium (The Saga of the Trillium #1)  by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, & Andre Norton  (review)

Black Trillium (The Saga of the Trillium #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, & Andre Norton (review)

I really like Marion Zimmer Bradley and Andre Norton. So I was hoping I would love this book. Unfortunately I ended up DNFing at the 50% mark. The Prologue is long, slow, and reads like a dry history book until the very end where the Black Trillium plant is mentioned. Then it picks up for a bit, and ends shortly thereafter. The rest of the book is a mix of slow slogging through and then interesting bits. Unfortunately the interesting bits didn’t last as long as the slow bits. The princesses themselves didn’t have enough personality to keep me interested…. Read more »

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Oct 31
Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick (review)

Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick (review)

  “Trick or treat, trick or treat, candy is dandy, but murder is sweet.” This has all the hallmarks of a good scary story. Creepy house, a secret that the whole town knows and that the main character doesn’t. Mysterious phone calls, Halloween right around the corner. Some of the book will seem cliched now, but you need to remember this was published back in 1989 when most of this was new and fresh. It’s still a sufficiently chilling read for this time of year. I’d love to be able to explore this house, in daylight, without someone wanting me… Read more »

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Oct 07
The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

    With appearances from Snow White, Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other familiar characters, I expected something more. But the reality is this is not a light read, not a fairy story, and certainly not for children or younger teens. Each person you meet in the book has problems, yes they tend to parallel the stories they’re from, but they’re also darker. Hansel and Gretal for instance. Their mother leaves them in a shopping mall, twice! The first time a kindly police officer manages to reunite them with their mother. The second time? A pedophile takes… Read more »

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