Here are reviews of some old favorites I’ve read repeatedly over the years.
Armor is a well-written space opera by John Steakley and one that I’ve read numerous times over the years. It’s a well-plotted book following the grinding war experiences of main character, Felix, who serves the military as a scout on a distant planet. It’s an often gut-wrenching tale that engrosses the reader. This is a can’t miss read for science fiction readers.
Sword in the Storm follows the exploits of the young warrior, Connavar of the Rigante people. Vowing to defend his people from an implacable foe that will threaten them in the years to come, Connavar sets out on a journey to learn how he can accomplish his task. The Rigante is perhaps the best series David Gemmell wrote and this first book is hard-hitting fantasy mixed with magic, mythology and adventure. Join Connavar on his epic adventure and you’ll enjoy the journey.
The first book of the Wheel of Time, written by Robert Jordan, draws the reader into a broken world full of magic, mystery, adventure and mythology. It’s a complex tale carrying Rand and his friends away from their seemingly peaceful home on journey of secrets as well as adventure. I enjoyed this book cover to cover and have read it several times. The fantasy world construction is complex as is the plot and characterization. If you’ve never read the Wheel of Time series you’ve missed out on a magnificent tale – and this is a rousing start.
Orson Scott Card wove a complex tale where Ender must discover secrets of a dead scientist to correctly eulogize him. An unusual approach to a story, Card wrote an amazing book that truly engrosses and surprises the reader with an astounding end. Tightly written, with solid characterization, readers won’t be disappointed with this continuation of Ender’s dramatic journey. If you’ve never read it, pick up a copy and enjoy a fascinating read.
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