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Silver on the Road by Laura Ann Gilman

Imagine that the Devil holds a large territory in the Old West, and runs his holdings from a bar. Izzy, who has worked cleaning and serving in the bar, turns sixteen and makes a bargain with the devil: she will serve as his Left Hand, traveling his territory with a circuit rider. Izzy is given [...]

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Falcio val Mond is the the first Cantor of the Greatcoats, the the head of the king’s special Magisters who up uphold the king’s law. The problem? The king has been dead for five years. This means that Falcio and the rest of the Greatcoats no longer have a king’s law to uphold. Yet, Falcio [...]

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

In A Court of Wings and Ruin the reader starts almost right where the second books ends with Feyre returning to the Spring Court to find out what she can about Tamlin’s alliance with the King of Hybern and to invoke a bit of revenge for what Tamlin has done to her, her family, and [...]

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

“It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men.” This is the opening line for Red Sister, by Mark Lawrence, and that one sentence alone gives you a very good idea of the [...]

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

In the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, humanity has reached the stars. In James S. A. Corey’s Expanse universe, humans have only reached as far as the other planetary bodies and asteroids in our own solar system. James Holden is working on an ice mining ship out in the asteroid belt when his ship [...]

Six wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six people, the entire crew of a spaceship on an extended voyage, are murdered. In most books, that would be the end of story, as no one would be alive to tell the rest. But in this book, the murdered crew are clones, and as soon as they are killed, the computer reawakens them in [...]

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

A Diabolic is a personal body guard who is programmed to do anything necessary for the person they are created to protect. Nemesis is a diabolic, created to protect Sidonia, daughter of an influential galactic senator. When, during an political power struggle, the emperor asks that Sidonia travel to the capital, the senator and his [...]

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Jason Desson is a professor at a small college who could have been a brilliant professor if he hadn’t gotten sidetracked by his life with his wife and son. Jason does not regret his choices in life, as he deeply loves his family. Yet, when a colleague wins a prestigious science award, Jason feels the [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell is a rare mage who can travel between worlds, the adopted son of the King and Queen of Red London. It is Kell’s job to travel to the other worlds on royal business. Red London is a world where magic permeates everything. White London is ruled by those who can wrestle magic to do [...]

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

Hailimi Bristol is a gunrunner on the spaceship Sophie. Hailimi, called Hail, does what gunrunners typically do, and she does it in a daring and clever gunrunner way. She’s smart, sassy, bold, and can fight and shoot with the best of them. Life changes, however, when someone tries to kill her. Before they can finish [...]

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