One of the best-written young adult novels we have come across in years, A Life of Death provides a realistic portrayal of living a tough life alongside the magical realism and paranormal experiences more common to the genre.
Adopted from a podcast drama, Steal the Stars is an intense novel with incredible, nonstop action, great dialogue and compelling characters. It’s a great read for sci-fi lovers, and a fun tale for anybody who loves a good story.
In book three, Bob learns that being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can’t stay out of trouble. An excellent title, if it heralds the end of the series, it will have gone out on a high note.
Having already proven himself as a master of fantasy storytelling, Brandon Sanderson is back with the epic conclusion to the Stormlight series, the thousand-page-plus masterpiece that is Oathbringer. This is a must read for fantasy fiction fans.
The 12th entry in John Conroe’s Demon Accords book series, Winterfall proves that masterful prose, a compelling story and unique characters can drive through multiple novels. If anything, the Demon Accords series gets even hotter with Winterfall.
Vallista is the 15th book in the Vlad Taltos series. The plot revolves around a professional human assassin living in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered Dragaerans. The writing is crisp and the plot is solid, but jumping into the series here may be challenging.
Black Frost is book 4.5 in the Demon Accords series by author John Conroe. As such, this is a smaller book, only 114 pages in paperback. But it’s unique in that it largely ignores main characters, focusing on interesting subplots going on behind the scenes.
Following up on the quirky We are Bob, We Are Many finds the hapless Bob Johansson still dead, and his intelligence still powering space probes looking for habitable planets. But everything else has changed, including the loss of most of the rest of life on Earth.
What happens when poor Bob Johansson gets killed crossing the street and wakes up 100 years later as an artificial intelligence that is property of the state? In We Are Legion (We are Bob) novel, a lot of humorous and exciting plot twists.
If you are looking for a plausible story, then Putin’s Gambit could arguably fit that bill. However, other than touching base with current events in the real world, this one ends up being a fairly standard military thriller that doesn’t stand up to masterpieces like Tom Clancy’s tales.