Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dragon Storm - Lindsay Buroker

Dragon Storm is the first novel in the Heritage of Power series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Trip Yert is newly promoted captain, and a flyer in the King's army. Then he's picked for a mission to close the portal that dragons are using to get into his world. Trip is going to find out things about himself he's long suspected but hoped weren't true. He's going to play an important role is the war against the dragons. If he lives that long. Very highly recommended.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Don't Tell Presley! - John Locke

Don't Tell Presley! is the fourth novel in the Dani Ripper series.
Dani's new client is a rape victim who was assaulted the same day her husband and her boyfriend were killed. Oh yeah. The client also finds out she's had a hit put out on her. And you thought you'd had a bad day? Dani manages it all in a frantic but effective kind of way. Very highly recommended.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Code Talker - Joseph Bruchac

Code Talker is a novel about the Navajo marines of WWII.
Kii Yázhí was only six years old when he was sent to the white man's boarding school. The young Navajos were forbidden to speak their native tongue because it was part of what made them Indians. The white man's motto was "kill the Indian and save the man."

Kii Yázhí was given the name Ned Begay because the white man giving out names thought Begay was his father's last name. In reality, Begay means "son of" so lots of Navajos are now named Begay because of ignorant white men.

Ned would grow up to join the Marine Corp and become a code talker. Ned fought on many Pacific Islands, but his main job was using the Navajo language to confound the Japanese. The same language he was forbidden to speak as a boy. Ned and his fellow Navajos were very good at their job. That's what this book is all about. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Welcome to Bordertown - Holly Black, Ellen Kushner

Welcome to Bordertown is an anthology of fantasy poems, short stories, and novellas. There is even a graphic novel included.
Some winners and some losers. Long but highly recommended.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Teacher, Teacher - John Locke

Teacher, Teacher is the third novel in the Dani Ripper series.
Dani gets mixed up in revenge, betrayal, blackmail and lots of sex. There are teachers involved. Very highly recommended.