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ARABELLA OF MARS: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Another book that gets my attention as a future read. Reblogging on Archer’s Aim…

arabella of marsArabella of Mars by David D. Levine 

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Stand Alone

Publisher: Tor (July 12, 2016)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 320 pages

My rating: 3 stars

Set on an alternate earth where Isaac Newton discovered the means for man to reach the stars in the late 1600s, Arabella of Mars captures the romantic, optimistic feel of classic science fiction.  The environment of 1800s English society adding an elegant veneer to a thoroughly spacefaring journey of self-discovery by our heroine, Arabella Ashby of Mars!

When human’s venture forth into space, Mars is naturally the first planet explored.  Mankind discovering that not only is its atmosphere breathable, but it has a native tree vital to future interplanetary travel as well as crab-like denizens who are able to be communicated with and dealt with in the same manner as other indigenous races in the British Empire.  This revelation…

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MURDER AT THE KINNEN HOTEL

I’ve seen this cover around and now I’m interested in it. Thanks to Bookwraiths for a helpful review. Reblogging on Archer’s Aim!

murder at the kinnen hotelMurder at the Kinnen Hotel by Brian McClellan

Genre: Fantasy – Flintlock

Series: Powder Mage #0.3

Publisher: Self Published (November 24, 2014)

Author Information:Website | Twitter

Length: 74 pages

My Rating: 4 stars

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t too excited when I began this novella.  Why?  The main character.  Adamat was an okay guy in Promise of Blood; his plot line a nice addition to the other, more important events swirling around Field Marshal Tamas and Taniel; and, of course, the information the good detective uncovered in his investigation was vitally important.  However, for me, Adamat just wasn’t as exciting to follow along behind as the other characters, so as I began Murder at the Kinnen Hotel and discovered it was focusing on an episode from our good detectives early career, I was certain it wasn’t going to be for me.  Imagine my surprise when…

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Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #3 A Trilogy of Trilogies

Recommended trilogies from Sir Lancer via Dragons & Jetpacks! Reblogging on Archer’s Aim!

Dragons & Jetpacks

Hidie Ho Neighbourinos!

Welcome to episode #3 of Sir Lancer Recommends!

The number three comes up a lot in the world of readers. So I figured for episode three we would focus on a trilogy. Actually, a trilogy of trilogies! and another trilogy! Kinda!

The first trilogy I am going to direct you towards has come up in a couple of Dragons and Jetpacks threads recently, and that is the Silo Trilogy by Hugh Howey.

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