This week Michael dives into a brand new series from those crafty publishers at Tor Books, Last First Snow, A Craft Sequence book by author Max Gladstone. Buckle up, because this one is shaping up to be great.
Drake Ramsey is back in a new adventure. This time he is seeking the lost Emerald Buddha, and he’s brought along some new, hilarious friends for this amazing Indiana Jones-style series, now available as an audiobook. Grab your gear and lets head into the Golden Triangle this week on a quest for the Emerald Buddha.
Suggested for review by one of Michael’s faithful readers, Stuck in the Game by Christopher Keene has an interesting plot where a severely injured young boy in a coma is put into a virtual reality game to try and save his life. Only, if he dies in the game, it might be curtains for his damaged body back in the real world.
Comparisons will be made between Drake Ramsey and Indiana Jones, and for good reason. Ramsey’s Gold is one of the best adventure tales Michael’s come across, and it’s even more exciting as an audiobook.
Those of you who loved Ultima Online and the works of Richard Garriot will want to check out The Sword of Midras, a novel that ties into the upcoming Shroud of Avatar game, likely giving us an early taste of it.
A Warrior’s Penance is the third and final book in the amazing Castes and OutCastes series by author Davis Ashura. Not only is this one a must read, for fantasy and political intrigue, so is the entire series.
Babylon 5 star Claudia Christian has created an amazing background for Wolf’s Empire where the Roman Empire never fell, and eventually spread out into space. The story revolves around political intrigue, gladiatorial combat and hardcore sci-fi. What could be better?
The story behind Dying Light Nightmare Row dives more deeply into the history of Harran during the zombie outbreak, and spotlights many important details from the game which were probably missed while parkour running across rooftops dodging hordes of infected.
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.