Search Results: "Clélia Constantine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2010

"Not necessarily for general readers, but the author provides valuable insight into Constantine's era."
Scholar Stephenson (History/Univ. of Durham; Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204, 2000, etc.) offers a stately though academic biography of the first Roman emperor who converted to Christianity, with a heavy emphasis on the archaeological record. Read full book review >

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THE PLANET OF MUSIC by Clélia Constantine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"More of the same. (Graphic fantasy. 9-13)"
With more imperiled planets to save, The Little Prince and the Fox return again to face the nefarious Snake and his Gloomies (The Planet of Wind, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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CONSTANTINE THE EMPEROR by David  Potter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"A good fit for academics and students of Roman history. General readers will need to work to keep the players and locations straight and patiently wait for the main attraction."
Scholarly biography of the legendary Roman emperor "best known as the [man] who converted to Christianity and in so doing made it possible for Christianity to become a world religion." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A highly readable and superbly researched biography of a man whose achievements transformed the decaying Roman Empire and had a lasting impact on Europe. (History Book Club main selection)"
An eminent classical historian (Founders of the Western World, 1991, etc.) skillfully records the turbulent life of the first Christian Roman emperor and founder of Constantinople, Constantine the Great (c. 272337). Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION by Robin Constantine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Romantic school dances, crooning live bands and plenty of cozy cafe time await those readers who crave easy familiarity. (Romance. 15-18)"
When relationships get complicated, Madison faces two choices: keep everything the same or risk everything for a chance at greater happiness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2005

"A fascinating study, drawing on hitherto unavailable Soviet documents and on Pleshakov's ready command of a vast literature little known to Western scholars."
Josef Stalin made for an accomplished dictator, writes young Russian historian Pleshakov (The Tsar's Last Armada, 2002, etc.). He was a terrible military leader, though, and his failings cost millions of Soviet lives, especially at the outbreak of WWII. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Constantine leaves us in a dark place, with her capstone volume next."
The feminist fantasy fabulist offers the second in her new Wraeththu trilogy. Read full book review >

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GOOD SONS by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 1996

"With crimes and cops and chitchat like these, you may hardly miss Balzic."
Everybody's who's been worried ever since Police Chief Mario Balzic retired from the Rocksburg, Pa., force (Cranks and Shadows, 1995)—and nobody's been more worried than Det. Sgt. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2006

"A fine exploration of 'the other,' and an original alternative to the same-old fantasy cluttering shelves."
Triumphant conclusion to the Wraeththu Histories, following The Shades of Time and Memory (2004). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Constantine answers her fans' endless demands."
Dream-laden fantasy kicks off this British author's latest Gothic exercise. Read full book review >

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BRUSHBACK by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1998

Bobby Blasco was a star athlete in high school and went on to still greater success in pro baseball—even had a brief but remarkable stint in the majors—but he never had so many fans as now, when he's been found in an alley with his head bashed in by a Ted Williamsmodel Louisville Slugger. Read full book review >

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SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2002

"It's the human comedy done to a turn: mystery lite, to be sure, but the nuances are true, the satire deft, and the pitch-perfect dialogue alone worth the price."
Missing from the 17th installment in Constantine's wondrous saga (Grievance, 2000, etc.) of Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, is the kind of singular hero like the Homeric Mario Balzic or the endearing Rugs Carlucci that hauls readers in and keeps them there wire to wire. Read full book review >