Search Results: "David Drake"


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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >

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AIR AND DARKNESS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Should satisfy series regulars. Just about."
Final installment of the four-volume fantasy cycle (Monsters of the Earth, 2013, etc.) featuring another existential threat to Carce, Drake's analogue of Rome circa 30 C.E.Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WATERS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"A much-improved effort, not overly formulaic, with characters recognizable as people rather than online avatars."
Second installment in Drake's new four-volume fantasy cycle (The Legions of Fire, 2010, etc.) set in early Imperial Rome or, as the author terms it, Carce. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Should be a hit with the explode-a-mob audience."
A reworking of the story of Jason and the Argonauts' expedition to recover the Golden Fleece: from the author of many military sf outings (The Sharp End, p. 1170, etc.). Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF DEMONS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Overall, more shapely than the inaugural volume, and beguilingly set forth—but of genuine originality, of concept or execution, there is none."
Part two of Drake's fantasy magnum opus (Lord of the Isles, 1997). Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE CATACOMBS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Drake's many fans doubtless will look eastward for the sunrise of volume five."
Volume four in Drake's generic fantasy on future wizardry (Lord of the Isles, Queen of Demons, and 1999's Servant of the Dragon), which fast approaches the length of In Search of Lost Time while presenting somewhat more of a struggle for adults to read. Read full book review >

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LT. LEARY COMMANDING by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

"As always with Drake, you take the politicking along with the action, though the proportions vary from yarn to yarn."
Military science-fiction specialist Drake continues the series he began with With the Lightnings (1998). Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE ISLES by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Shapeless and meandering, agreeable rather than compelling: hardworking but minor league."
First of a fantasy series from an author noted for his military science fiction (Patriots, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED DARIUS DRAKE? by Rodman Philbrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A smart and worthy mystery. (Mystery. 9-12)"
In a typical Philbrick (The Big Dark, 2016, etc.) combination of humor and insight, two kids become unlikely partners in detection. Read full book review >

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SIR FRANCIS DRAKE by Harry Kelsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A tour de force in every respect, and required reading for American historians and legal scholars, Kerber's new book is stunning. (30 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A scholarly debut exposing the celebrated 16th-century English seaman, explorer, and early favorite of Queen Elizabeth's for what he truly was: a ruthless pirate, a greedy robber-merchant, and a religious bigot and hypocrite who posed as a devout Christian. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS OF THE EARTH by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A treat for series regulars which, while independently intelligible, will encourage newcomers to return to the inaugural volume."
Third installment in Drake's new four-volume fantasy cycle (Out of the Waters, 2011, etc.) whose milieu is Carce, a fictionalized early Imperial Rome. Read full book review >