Posts Categorized: War & Recovery

Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

I’ve followed Scalzi’s blog for years and I quite like the man. I think this is why I find it ironic that I’ve never read any of his work – until now. In the space of two months my bookclub has read two books by Scalzi…and I’ve enjoyed both. I… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep In Your Veins #1) by Suzanne Wright

Review: Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep In Your Veins #1) by Suzanne Wright

So. It seems that I’m on a bit of a Suzanne Wright kick right now. I think I’ve read about four of her books with one other pre-ordered (Blaze). I decided to read Here Be Sexist Vampires because I’d read a couple of the books in the Phoenix Pack and… Read more »

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Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we are getting rid of Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden because…well…to be honest, I was bored. So. I have seriously enjoyed a decent handful of Delphine Dryden’s work. In fact, Ms Dryden was my first “real” BDSM focused… Read more »

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Review: Winds of Change (Mage Winds #2, Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Change (Mage Winds #2, Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey

Note: There will be light spoilers for Winds of Fate in this review. Please read Winds of Fate prior to reading this review. The ending of Winds of Fate left the K’Sheyna Vale and its inhabitants in chaos. Darkwind’s father, Starblade, has been freed from Mornelithe Falconsbane’s control but still… Read more »

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Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

This is it. The book that started it all. The beginning of my Mercedes Lackey habit and my Fantasy journey. For me, Everything Valdemar begins with Elspeth. From my review of By the Sword: I first met Mercedes Lackey while browsing the stacks at the public library in my home… Read more »

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Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

*Please Note: By the Sword is a stand alone book that can be read out of the Valdemar Universe publication order. By the Sword IS #9 in the Valdemar universe, however, so there is a great deal of history and definitions that are from previous works in series universe. How… Read more »

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Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Publishing Note: The Key of the Keplian was originally published by Aspect which was a division of Time Warner Books. Time Warner Books was consumed by Hachette Book Group which merged Aspect into Grand Central Publishing. The Key of the Keplian is no longer in print but can be purchased… Read more »

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Andre Norton’s Witch World: The Turning and Secrets of the Witch World

Andre Norton’s Witch World: The Turning and Secrets of the Witch World

The Turning – one of the most cataclysmic events to ever happen in the Witch World. The Kolder (a race of scientifically advanced people) found a gate from their planet to the Witch World. The Kolder, finding Witch World fertile, decide to take over the planet. Using unknown machinery, the… Read more »

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Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

I decided to read All You Need Is Kill after I watched Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. I really enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow and wanted to see what the source material was like. Well, they changed A LOT. I know they always do but the changes are pretty interesting… Read more »

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