With all the gloom and doom around us, in an age when we are told to stay indoors and not socialize, it sounds like a good book could be a great friend. With this in mind, I decided this would be a great week to do some giveaways. So here they are: Today and tomorrow … More It’s Giveaway Week!
Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. 1255 pages. Tor Books. Writing a massive series such as the Stormlight Archive takes a major commitment on the part of the author (you’ll note above that it’s not only the third and hopefully final book in the series, but weighs in at a hefty … More Review: “Oathbringer” by Brandon Sanderson
The Young World by Chris Weitz. Little, Brown and Company. 373 pages. I’ve learned–and I’ve tried to teach my students–that there are significant differences between writing movie scripts and writing books. One might think that if you’re good at writing one, you’ll probably be good at writing the other as well. It’s not necessarily the … More Review: “The Young World” by Chris Weitz
Soulbright: Otherworld #2 by Tony Breeden. Lonely Ogre Books. 452 pages. I picked up this book as part of a Christian Speculative Fiction thread I belong to on Goodreads. It’s probably not one that I normallly would have read on my own, but sometimes getting out of your comfort zone is good for you. Here’s … More Review: “Soulbright” by Tony Breeden
One Year After: A John Matherson Novel by William R. Forstchen. Forge Books. 448 pages. As I mentioned in the last book review I posted here, I’ve been on a run of bad books lately, and had a hard time finding books that kept me interested. That’s lasted for a couple of months, and I … More Review: “One Year After” by William R. Forstchen
We’re in the middle of final exams at my university. I’m also in the middle of a book launch. Actually, two book launches if you count the one that is being handled by Pacific Press in the Adventist Book Center system. In addition, I’m head deacon at an exceptionally busy church. So the past six … More Surveying the Wreckage of Another Year
Meet Connie Simescu. She’s fluent in nine languages, passable in nine more. She has a soft heart for the homeless, a wicked sense of humor, and a bad habit of getting into trouble. Connie survived an attempted kidnapping six weeks ago, thanks to her sister’s boyfriend and the grace of God. Now, despite her parents’ … More Introducing: “Soul Survivor” and Connie Simescu