This week we tackle the latest entry in our favorite thief and talking sword buddies adventure series. It’s Liar’s Bargain, Book Three of the Rodrick series. Tim Pratt has crafted another great read with an interesting world populated by wonderful characters, and we aren’t lying!
As the penultimate book in the series, Dragonvein Book 3 has a lot riding on it, but thankfully it lives up to those expectations. Lots of plot threads were resolved, and many more are revealed leading into the series conclusion.
Definitely a must read for fantasy fans, Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Island continues the man-and-sword buddy-cop-like Rodrick series by Tim Pratt. This time our infamous duo may have taken on too much in the mysterious kingdom of Jalmeray.
The plot threads left dangling from the first Dragonvein novel come to fruition in a big way in Dragonvein Volume 02. Fans of fantasy novels should definitely check out this series, especially now that it’s available as an audiobook.
This week we go monster hunting with MEG: Nightstalkers by Steve Alten, a horror novel that might leave you afraid to head into the water after reading. It’s prehistoric horror this week for our literary review.
With a plot that strongly resembles the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, The Fire Rose, Book One of the Elemental Master Series by Mercedes Lackey is an interesting take in the urban fantasy genre.
As the upcoming sequel to Hugo Award Winner Wendy N. Wagner’s Skinwalkers, Michael takes a look at Pathfinder Tales: Starspawn this week. Be ready for pirates and adventure, because even though hero Jendara plots a path of peaceful atonement, it won’t come anytime soon.
After a bit of a slow, and somewhat annoying start, the audiobook for What a Ghoul Wants picks up with excellent ghost hunting, which is why the series is so widely read. More of the latter part with this one, please.
Young readers who enjoy Minecraft will also love The Rise of Herobrine, a fun adventure story with strong themes of friendship, family and redemption. This one would also make a great classroom reader.
Michael’s back with something special for this week’s Book Review, he’s reviewed a book that isn’t even out yet! It’s The Seascape Tattoo by Larry Niven!