Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wolfsbane - Briggs, Patricia

Wolfsbane is the sequel to Masques.  In this story Aralorn the spy and her companion Wolf the magician return to her home because of the death of her father.  But Aralorn's father's supposed death is a trap and the pair are once again fighting against the black magic of the old ae'Magi, even after his death.  I hope there is another in this series.  Very highly recommended.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Masques - Briggs, Patricia

Masques is a story about magic. This book is populated by wizards and shapeshifters and other things magical.  An evil ae'Magi is trying to steal all the magic in the world.  A shapeshifting spy and a magician on the run may be all that stands in his way.  This is Briggs' first novel, revised for a second release.  Very highly recommended.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pale Demon - Harrison, Kim

Pale Demon is the ninth Rachel Morgan novel. You really need to read The Hollows Series in order.  I find it hard to put down a Harrison novel.  Even during the lulls in the action her books keeps pulling you in.  If cloning were possible I'd want 12 of Harrison so I could have a new Rachel Morgan to read every month.

This book has Rachel fighting to have her shunning lifted, but she has to make it to San Francisco in order to plead her case, and getting there is like running a gauntlet.  To make it more interesting she's agreed to guard Trent on the way there.  Witches, demons, and elves are gunning for her and Trent.  To make it more interesting Trent isn't allowed to fly so they're driving Rachel's Mom's car all the way.  It's a wild ride, with some dangerous detours into the ever-after.  Very highly recommended.

The Moses Stone - Becker, James

The Moses Stone is a thriller about the dangerous search for an ancient relic. A British tourist stumbling on a fight and rescuing a bit of clay tablet on holiday in Africa starts a series of events that leave a trail of dead bodies behind. What's on the tablet and where it leads make this book hard to put down. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Line of Succession - Tyree, William

Line of Succession is a thriller about a terrorist attack that takes out most of the US presidential line of succession. Who's left and what really happened? There's plenty of action and intrigue to go around. Some of the writing was kind of sloppy.  For example, a 1911 pistol doesn't have a lever, it has a hammer. The little mistakes aside, it was a good read. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Angels' Blood - Singh, Nalini

Angels' Blood is a vampire hunter story with an interesting twist. In this alternate universe angels are at the top of the food chain, archangels are the oldest and most powerful angels, and angels create vampires from willing humans. Both angels and vampires are immortal. Special humans called vampire hunters help angels capture vampires that have broken their agreements or gone rogue.

Archangel Raphael is in charge of New York and he's hired the vampire hunter Elena Deveraux. But she's not going to be hunting a vampire this time. To make it even more interesting Elena is attracted to Raphael and that is all kinds of trouble.  I like this story, but Singh seems to be obsessed with sex, much like Laurell K. Hamilton.  I prefer vampire hunters who kill vampires rather than lust after them.  Still recommended.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book of Souls - Cooper, Glenn

Book of Souls is the follow up to Secret of the Seventh Son. You should read them in order. In this book retired agent Piper is sucked back into the secret of the ancient library of death stored in area 51. There is one book missing from the library, and when it shows up at an auction, agent Piper is convinced to follow up on the book's history.  It's an amazing history.  Plenty of action and suspense and mysteries to solve.  Very highly recommended.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Night Season - Wilks, Eileen

Night Season is the fourth novel in Wilks' Lupi series. This time Cullen and Cynna find themselves in the Edge realm looking for a medallion that can stabilize the realm that is currently suspended in the night season. There are plenty of magical creatures, some old and some new.  And plenty of adventure.  Highly recommended.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blood Lines - Wilks, Eileen

Blood Lines is the third novel in Wilks' Lupi series.  I'm way behind because Blood Lines wasn't available for the Kindle for a long time.  I waited.  It was worth the wait.  More demons, more action, and more Lupi politics, and you won't believe who gets pregnant.  Highly recommended.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Secret of the Seventh Son - Cooper, Glenn

Secret of the Seventh Son is a novel about destiny. It's hard to explain without spoiling the story, but serial killers are not all they seem to be. Very highly recommended.