Search Results: "C.S. Jett"


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A Book of Answers by C.S. Jett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Dense at times but a worthwhile primer for a lesser-known belief system."
This story of personal growth and spiritual exploration, Jett's debut, is part memoir and part exploration of The Urantia Book, a large religious text that explains a variety of subjects such as the origins of Earth, the nature of evolution and the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR LOVES by C.S. Lewis
Released: July 27, 1960

"From a reading of this book laymen and clergy alike will reap great rewards: a deeper knowledge of an insight into human loves, and, indeed, humans, offered with beauty and humor and a soaring description of man's search for God through Love."
The ever-popular and highly readable C.S. Lewis has "done it again." Read full book review >

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WHAT DARKNESS BRINGS by C.S. Harris
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lively foray into early-19th-century politics, treacheries and moral indiscretions, though fans of the series (When Maidens Mourn, 2012, etc.) will lament Hero's relegation to a back seat this time around."
Napoleon and Prinny, England's Prince Regent, both lust after a 45-carat blue diamond. Read full book review >

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NARRATIVE POEMS by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"Yet that other contrived universe has its power to charm, sometimes to haunt, and will deepen the affection Lewis so readily inspires."
Of course Lewis would be drawn to the long narrative: what form could better accommodate the heraldic solemnities of his Christian Romanticism? Read full book review >

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WHERE THE DEAD LIE by C.S. Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Harris (When Falcons Fall, 2016, etc.) is as determined as her lead couple to explore London's underbelly. Hold onto your carriage strap: the tangle of familial, criminal, and political conflict makes for bleak reading."
In Regency England, a viscount pursues the sadistic killer of London's most vulnerable denizens. Read full book review >

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WHEN MAIDENS MOURN by C.S. Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"History buffs will have a heyday hobnobbing with the Tennysons, 'discovering' Arthur's burial site, dabbling in Druid enlightenment and siding with the Brits over Napoleon. Romantics will pine once more over Sebastian (When Shadows Dance, 2011, etc.)."
The search for Camelot disrupts a honeymoon in 1812. Read full book review >

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FEAST OF SOULS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Well-fashioned and often absorbing, if hampered by a dearth of sympathetic characters. A good start to the trilogy."
Start of a new fantasy trilogy—an elaborate vampire variant—from the author of the Coldfire trilogy (Crown of Shadows, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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B. QUICK by C.S. Laurel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"A gently witty and conventional academic whodunit with a happy ending."
Move over, Lev Raphael: Here's another gay academic cozy. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1982

"The book won't stir up a great deal of interest except among his admirers, but their number seems to be large—and growing larger."
A minor but occasionally stimulating collection (nine of the 20 pieces originally appeared in Of Other Worlds) on fiction, fantasy, and related topics. Read full book review >

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WHEN TRUE NIGHT FALLS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Not for the purists, but competently wrought, independently intelligible, reasonably engaging, and worth a try for eclectic readers."
Second volume in the Cold Fire trilogy (after the well- received Black Sun Rising, 1991—not reviewed)—a disquieting hybrid epic with a science-fiction backdrop (starship colonists marooned on a remote, hostile planet) and a fantasy plotline: to survive, humanity must battle planet Erna's inimical fae, a sort of evil magic, not to mention the cat-like natives, human sorcerers, demons, and what-all. Read full book review >

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MURDER COMES CALLING by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Rex's seventh (Murder at Midnight, 2014, etc.) reveals too much early on to offer much of a puzzle, but it's still fun to follow the clues."
Helping an old pal puts a Scottish barrister in danger. Read full book review >

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CROWN OF SHADOWS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A ponderous, preachy, and disappointing conclusion."
Final volume in Friedman's hybrid Coldfire trilogy (When True Night Falls, 1993, etc.) set on planet Erna with its ambient magic ``fae'' and native ``rakh'' along with human colonists, sorcerers, demons, strong Church, and walking undead. Read full book review >