Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Hundredth Queen - Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen is the first novel in the Hundredth Queen Series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Kalinda was taken in by the sisterhood as an orphan. She has always been sickly and has missed most of her weapons training. When Kalinda is 18 years old she's selected in her first Claiming to be the Rajah's hundredth wife. Her future and the future of the Tarachand Empire hinge on Kalinda's ability to master her nature. First she has to find out what her nature is. Very highly recommended.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Crucible of Gold - Naomi Novik

Crucible of Gold is the 7th novel in the Temeraire series.
Temeraire and Capt. Laurence have started to settle in Australia when the British come to their senses. They finally realize their only Celestial and his captain are needed in the war. They're reinstated with full rank and position on the captains list. The pair are head for Brazil to see if they can negotiate with the Tswana. Ship wrecks and other disasters cause the party to detour through the Aztec nation. The Aztec's consider that dragons are the masters and the humans the slaves. Adventures and danger haunt Temeraire and Laurence through the whole story. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blood of Tyrants - Naomi Novik

Blood of Tyrants is the 8th novel in the Temeraire series.
Temeraire and Capt. Laurence were bound for China at the end of the last novel. When they're shipwrecked Laurence is washed overboard and lost. Temeraire is convinced he washed ashore somewhere, but can't search for him as they're off the coast of Japan. England and Japan have no love for each other. Japan, China, and eventually Russia play parts in this novel. And the ever present threat of Napoleon drives them on. There are plenty of battles and blood in this one. Very highly recommended.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Most Wanted - Sam Sisavath

Most Wanted is the first novel in the Red Sky Conspiracy series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Quinn Turner is a rookie FBI agent. When she spots the FBI's most wanted criminal while on a stakeout she can believe her eyes. She's going to wish she was wrong, but she's not. Quinn is about to find out just how crooked the world is. When everyone she knows turns against her, who can she turn to? How about the most wanted. Intense action and enough conspiracies to warrant a double-thick tin foil hat. Very highly recommended.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik

Tongues of Serpents is the sixth novel in the Temeraire series.
Temeraire and Captain Laurence have been shipped to Australia as punishment for their supposed treason against the crown. Now they're caught up in the politics of the new colony at Sydney and the search for a way to bypass the mountains to the north. They were also carrying three dragon eggs to help populate the new continent with dragons. When one of the eggs is stolen there's a desperate search to find it before it hatches. The surprise they find on the opposite coast from their colony could mean war or something else entirely. Highly recommended.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Little Sister - Giles O'Bryen

Little Sister is the first novel in the James Palatine series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
James Palatine is a computer nerd. A very fit killer computer nerd. When someone steals his invention, James decides to either get it back or render it useless. Little sister makes spying on people too easy. The danger is it will fall into the wrong hands, and that includes the government. The problem is there are lots of bad people who don't agree with James. This novel is full of tense dangerous situations that kept me reading far too late into the night. Very highly recommended.