Search Results: "J.M. Erickson"


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RAVEN by J.M. Erickson
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An ambitious thriller that looks at the gray areas between vengeance and justice, law and morality."
This fast-paced second book in Erickson's Birds of Flight series continues the story of fugitive Alexander Burns and his family. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A gripping story featuring well-constructed characters, poignant moral dilemmas and a chillingly realistic dystopian future."
In Erickson's (Eagle: Birds of Flight, 2013) dystopian sci-fi novel, a cryogenically frozen scientist wakes up in the year 2155 to find that he's the only man in a matriarchal military state. Read full book review >

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ALBATROSS: BIRDS OF FLIGHT by J.M. Erickson
Released: July 12, 2012

"Some rough plotting, but the solid action is driven by dense characters."
Erickson's debut novel explores personal development through love, explosions and terrorist plots. Read full book review >

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FUTURE PROMETHEUS II by J.M. Erickson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 2014

"A truly original sci-fi series with strong ideas and even stronger characters."
Erickson's (Future Prometheus, 2013) dystopian, militaristic sci-fi saga continues the adventures of a male lieutenant who awakens from cryogenic freezing in a world run by women. Read full book review >

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ELSINORE CANYON by J.M.
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"An imperfect YA adaptation of a classic but a striking one nonetheless."
A debut novel that offers a modern, young-adult retelling of Hamlet with a female stand-in for Shakespeare's title character. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM BOTANY BAY by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Compelling tale with a gritty heroine: Broad's hardscrabble adventures forcefully remind readers that 18th-century life bore very little resemblance to an episode of Masterpiece Theater."
Prolific biographer Erickson (Alexandra, 2001, etc.) skillfully renders the extraordinary life of Mary Broad, who survived a voyage to and from a penal colony to become James Boswell's protégée. Read full book review >

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THE TSARINA’S DAUGHTER by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"More entertainment than history, but all the better for it."
A wish-fulfillment fantasy about another Romanov who survived Ekaterinburg, this time the Tsar's second daughter, Tatiana. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Moreover, her scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait of the dramatic life and times of Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Rollicking good, admittedly unhistorical, fun—complete with all the dish on the great and powerful, and what they wore, that an Empire-waisted fashionista could desire."
In Erickson's fanciful retelling, Empress Josephine personifies, ahead of her time, the "head for business/bod for sin" dichotomy. Read full book review >

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TO THE SCAFFOLD by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1991

"Well detailed and colorful, though politically retrograde, evincing a reverence for royalty last seen in Edmund Burke."
A fast-paced biography by a talented and prolific historian of ill-fated royalty (Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1988; Bloody Mary, 1977) and unsettled times, (Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England, 1985), emphasizing the manners, customs, and extravagant style of the court of Louis XIV. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY VANILLA LATTE  by Alex Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Plenty of suspects keep the story moving, but the heroine would be hard to pick out of a lineup of cozy sleuths."
An amateur detective must solve a murder to clear her father. Read full book review >

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THE FAVORED QUEEN by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A delectable serving of Tudor dish."
Another "historical entertainment" from Erickson, in which the third wife of Henry VIII has her say. Read full book review >