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Rise Above the Storm (Far Forest Scrolls #3) by Alpha Four

Immersive, intense, and compelling… The third installment in Four’s Far Forest Scrolls series is a well-crafted mix of action and setup and enriched by a thoroughly detailed cultural background. Finn, Bellae’s beloved mentor and knight, is dead and must be…
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Hourglass of Destruction (Far Forest Scrolls, #2) by Alpha Four

An action-packed tale of magic, mystery, and political manipulations… The second part of Four’s Far Forest Scroll series is darker and, in many ways, more touching than its predecessor. The Knights and squires departing Castle Liberum for a tournament of…
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The Cardiff Giant (The Enigma Quartet) by Larry Lockridge

A fine, fantastic mess of a story that commands attention from start to finish for its originality and narrative dazzle… Lockridge wields history, folklore, SF, and an eviscerating sarcasm to potent effect in his latest novel, a frothy blend of…
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Season of Restorations by Thomas DeConna

A heartening read—engrossing, moving, and meaningful. In DeConna’s debut, men from three generations unite at their family homestead in New Jersey and find redemption. Franklin Bowman has kept some secrets close to his heart. But with his deteriorating health, he…
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Gag Me: A Friday Harbor Novel by Susan Wingate

The perfect cozy for a rainy afternoon… Wingate’s latest in A Friday Harbor series is a mystery lover’s delight with plenty of small-town charm, shocking twists, and a puzzling mystery. Asperger’s Syndrome is something she is diagnosed with, but life…
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Streets of Tears by Larry J Hilton

Deftly penned and meticulously researched… An immersive historical tale. Hilton demonstrates his expert researching skills, shedding light on the Austrian mindset during the World War I while exploring the rise of the Nazi party and impending dictatorship under Hitler, and…
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The Albatross: Requiem (The Albatross Series) by Connor Mackay

Fast-paced and explosively action-packed… A tale that simply dazzles. Mackay’s second installment in The Albatross series serves up buffet-size portions of endearing friendships, action, SF intrigue, and impossible scenarios that keep the pages turning. First contact with the Forsaken, the…
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Ravens in Flight: Gadyeni Cycle Book One by Beck Todd

An immersive, thrilling read… A looming conflict tests the strength of two young women in Todd’s fast-paced, intriguing first installment in the Gadyeni Cycle series. There are still six months left for the examiners to arrive from the prestigious Academy…
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Heather’s Mannequin: A Novel by Corey E. Toomey

A fast-paced, gripping dystopian drama…. Toomey’s briskly paced, high action, debut war drama is a sensitively handled story filled with thoroughly sketched, three-dimensional characters at heart. Twenty-two-year-old Heather Zlamanowski, an amputee and a primitivist with deadly secrets, is content to…
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A Time to Forget in East Berlin by CG FEWSTON

Vivid, nuanced, and poetic… Set in the 1970s in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Fewston’s second installment in the three part series explores the grave moral complexities of life through the tense encounters of John Lockwood, a former CIA…