Vengeance is a dish served Red Hot From the time she graduated from high school, Alicia DeVries knew what she wanted to do with her life, and she did it well. On planets like Gyangste, Chengchou, Fuller, and Louvain, she's put her life on the line in defense of her Empire and Emperor again and again. She's given her blood, and the lives of men and women closer to her than brothers and sisters.
But her dead have been betrayed in the name of political expediency. The justice they deserve has been denied, and a brokenhearted Alicia DeVries has resigned her commission and retired to the colony world of Mathison with her family to begin a new life.
Yet Alicia is still a warrior, and the pirates who attacked Mathison, tortured and murdered her family, and left her for dead, are about to discover just how big a mistake they made. Alicia DeVries has two allies of her own. Allies no one knows about. Allies as implacable as she is: a self-aware computer, and a creature from the mists of Old Earth's most ancient legends.
They may not survive...but neither will their enemies.
Contains a revised and expanded version of Path of the Fury, and its novel-length prequel!
Another great book (or books) by David Weber. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
USN vs UFOsThere he was in his sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, all alone and loving it. Well, there was a US Navy carrier group on his southern horizon, but he was a Navy guy himself, so he didn't mind. Then came the UFOs, hurtling in front he Outer Black to overfly the carriers at Mach 17. Their impossible aerobatics were bad enough - but then they started shooting at each other. And at the Navy. With nukes. Little ones at first, but winding up with a 500 megatonner at 90 miles that fried every piece of electronics within line-of-sight.
Richard Aston thought he was just a ringside observer to these over-the-horizon events. Until the crippled alien lifeboat came drifting down and homed in on his sailboat; suddenly he has his hands full of an unconscious, critically wounded and impossibly human alien warrior who also happens to be a gorgeous female.
That's when things got interesting.
I spent most of yesterday reading the latest sequel in this fantasy series and I was not disappointed by the long wait for the book. Karigan is off on another mission for the king, searching for an old book describing the making of the magical D'Yer Wall which is slowly crumbling against the evil powers of Monhaven the Black. She is not the only one searching for this magical tome and followers of the Second Empire may just find it first.
Patricia Kennealy Morrison, author of the Keltiad fantasy series, has turned to a new genre, rock n' roll murder mysteries. They seem like fun. She has a live journal, pkmorrison, and details about the books are there.
It's been a long time since I read a classic sword and sorcery book and no matter what the front cover of this books says, this wasn't it. She was in two sword fights and one was sparring with her son to show him that though he's the best in the tribe, he's not as good as he thinks he is.
Although in reading it I found out that this is the third book in a series and the first two sound like the sword and sorcery books I enjoy reading. However, they're out of print and I know the endings! It was an okay book and I'd say a good follow up if you've read the first two books in the series. I liked the heroine and if I happen to run across the first two books I'll pick them up.
This is the 6th book in Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series. This book finishes off the story in the second set of trilogies this series is so far comprised of and sets up nicely for the start of another trilogy.
Weather Wardens help control the weather; calming storms, fighting wildfires, and bringing rain to arid farmlands. Good books but you'll want to start with Ill Wind, the first book in the series. Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden who finds herself in trouble with the Council of Wardens when it appears that she killed a senior warden.
This is the second book in the Apprentice Adept series.
The story was good but it had a very abrupt ending. Sorta like the battle's over and that's it. No clean up or follow through of other characters; just that's all, folks!
The cover of this book gave away the identity of who his enemy was which was a bit of a letdown. Stile's is still trying to figure out who's trying to kill him and I'm speed browsing through pages of his search 'til he gets a clue!
Just finished Frederik Pohl's Man Plus.
Kind of corny ending, but still worth it.