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.
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.