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The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2)
The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid read, 12 Nov. 2015
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Good solid read, it moves the plot along at a decent rate whilst retaining many of the elements that made the first book great.


Reborn 1-5
Reborn 1-5
Price: £6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 8 Nov. 2015
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This review is from: Reborn 1-5 (Kindle Edition)
A good, fun, enjoyable novel with a likeable character and decent plot progression. I've read the series effectively back to back straight through over two days including the later novellas. Yes initially the spelling errors were a bit irritating, (adventures rather than adventurers particularly jarred), but you get caught up in the story. There is a good degree of world building without becoming an exercise in stagnation like some of Robert Jordan's writing. Likewise the 'game' elements are well integrated and fit the setting. Like in games some seem underpowered, some over.

There have been complaints about price from others. Personally I enjoyed it and if the test is 'would you buy more' the answer's a resounding yes. £2 isn't even a half pint in many pubs. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. One minor gripe I do have is the repeated inclusion of PC sheets. Whilst in itself interesting by the end of the series the sheet seems to be taking up an increasing portion of the file.Perhaps a sheet every couple of novella's rather than with each one might suffice. I'm looking forward to the progression of the series and will definitely buy more.


Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)
Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)
Price: £1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading, 22 Jun. 2015
Great book, with an interesting take on Magic integrating magic in a Sci-fi setting. It set's up a number of potentially fascinating lines for further plot and manages at the same time to have a degree of conclusion.


Walking in the Rain: Surviving the Fall
Walking in the Rain: Surviving the Fall
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darkly heroic, 18 Jun. 2015
Great Trilogy of Books, with a nicely dark and ruthless main character a 16 year old who is seeking to travel home to his family and the adventures and challenges he meets along the way. It's main plus to my mind is the level of brutality displayed and willingly employed by the hero without straying into gratuitous violence. The grim approach is a nice change from the all to often whiter than white hero's portrayed in post apoc fiction. I especially enjoyed his affection for the use of the knife. The hero could fairly be described as having a cut throat in his approach to survival.

The disclosure of the main character's past is well handled over the course of the trilogy. There's a narrative thread that deals with the Federal Government antagonists that seems all to common in this genre, but thankfully isn't overdone. If there are further novels I hope the military/federal element doesn't form centre stage; I found the scenes where the character was acting more independently and dealing with more 'mundane' elements more interesting. One of the best post apoc novels I've read and to be highly commended.


Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon
Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mad Scientist needs more mad science, 6 Feb. 2015
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A follow up to the earlier 'Supervillan' novel, it continues the story of the ISM, this time taking them into space. I loved the first book, and had eagerly anticipated the follow up. Much of what appealed about the first novel was the characterisation, particularly of Penny, and world building. Much of that seems to have been lost in the second novel. I found the toing and froing created a sense of disconnect in the plot narrative; likewise much of the focus on the Mad Science element that gave the first novel a sense of wonder is brushed over as a simple mechanic. I understand there are more books planned and I look forward to them; I hope however that they are more in keeping with the spirit of the first book. The characters that the author has created are fascinating and the first novel was in places hilarious; this time however it felt strained.


Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain
Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain
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5.0 out of 5 stars Muahahahahaha...., 28 Oct. 2014
A marvellous story of a young girl looking forward to being a Super Hero like her parents, when things take a turn for the unexpected. I was truly blown away by this book. It's laugh out funny in places with a nicely constructed world that sustains the narrative. Some of the touches of the author are quite subtle but the book benefits from it greatly, for example, the main character employing tactics from an online game she and her friends play. The book cries out to be made into a film, or animation. I'll be keeping a keen eye out for sequel.


Poor Man's Fight (Poor Man's Fight Series Book 1)
Poor Man's Fight (Poor Man's Fight Series Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Combat, 16 Oct. 2014
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This book and the sequel (Rich Man's War) are an action filled inter stellar romp. Initially I felt flickers of similarity to Star Ship Troopers, but only in passing. It's not 'hard' sci fi, but the combat is well done and the female characters are at least in my view strongly portrayed. The geopolitical Corporate side is an interesting take and well developed in a credible way as is the impact of their actions on the ordinary person.

If there's an another in the series I'm hoping for some Bug hunting!


TEOTWAWKI: Beacon's Story
TEOTWAWKI: Beacon's Story
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4.0 out of 5 stars Take to the hills, 11 April 2012
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Decent post apocalyptic novel following the story of Beacon, a man who has for seen potential disaster and prepared somewhat. It follows his story from the start of the disaster through his escape from the city to the hills. Thereafter it details his adventures and experiences.

Couple of points. The story is an adventure novel, not as some Kindles on this subject area are, a combination of how to prep/survival guide clothed in a story. It's very thin on survival/prep detail and high on adventure.

There's a couple of points where the plot feels heavily forced, particularly the Beacon's joining the Settlement. With significant stockpiles of food and ammo elsewhere the destruction of a cabin and ensuing lack of shelter apparently forcing two supposedly hardened Mountain men to join a half baked settlement feels like a crowbar is being applied to the plot. They seem to have no problem camping out when travelling or gathering food through hunting or trapping yet suddenly need to stay in a settlement.

That observation and single criticism aside it's a decent read and enjoyable. Dealing with the criticism made by one US reviewer re the characters relationships with women. Frankly I was scratching my head and wondering if I'd read the same book.


Slave of Chu Kutall
Slave of Chu Kutall
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food, Loot and Killing, 11 April 2012
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At times hilarious and touching novel about a Half Orc called Nergal that ends up as part of a group of your stereotypical 'good' adventurers. It charts his escapades as they end up on a quest. Prone to stealing anything that isn't nailed down his simple outlook is a nice contrast to the 'good' party members.

A couple of his murders had me laughing out loud with their brutal casualness. There's action, lots of it, and it isn't a novel that hangs about. I found however the characterisation of the Nergal to be the real gem, especially his dealings with the Priestess.

I'm going to take a look at other works by the author, but I hope that Nergal has another outing in print in the not too distant future.
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The Pillars of Britain (Terra Inferus Book 1)
The Pillars of Britain (Terra Inferus Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nazi's, Hollow Earth, Dinosaurs, Airships and Mayhem!, 9 April 2012
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An addition to the Atlantean Triumvirate series of an innovate Author.
I'd advise folks to read the Triumvirate first.

Two G&T swilling gentleman adventurers venture to the Hollow Earth to face a diabolical Nazi threat and dinosaurs. Not as dark as the initial Trilogy or Ghosts, it's a lighter addition. More Jeeves and Wooster than Lovecraft.

I preferred the grimmer at times tone of the other's in the series and hopefully this is a lighter interlude before darker novels follow. The setting is one that seems to boil over with potential.

Hopefully more will follow soon!


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