Search Results: "J.V. Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

A CAVERN OF BLACK ICE by J.V. Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 1999

"Still, Jones (The Barbed Coil, 1997, etc.) has talent, and it shows."
New doorstopper fantasy (and first of a trilogy entitled Sword of Shadows) set in the same world as Jones's Book of Words trilogy, but otherwise unconnected. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER'S BOY by J.V. Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"A so-so debut for those with a preference for large doses of hardworking, orthodox fantasy."
First of a trilogymeaning the initial, unresolved, third of a sprawling fantasy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOT WARS by J.V. Kade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Sequels are promised…few will be waiting for them. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
The Bot Wars are over, but the robot menace still exists…or does it? Read full book review >

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A MAN BETRAYED by J.V. Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Better than volume one, with some feminist teeth showing; but what a pity that Jones didn't make the effort to render each entry independently intelligible."
Second part of Jones's sprawling, hardworking fantasy (The Baker's Boy, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE BARBED COIL by J.V. Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Sparkling ideas embedded in vast swathes of conventionally inflated mediocrity: Fans of the previous trilogy should feel right at home. (Author tour)"
Doorstopper new fantasy from the author of the Book of Words trilogy (Master and Fool, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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MASTER AND FOOL by J.V. Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A so-so trilogy that would have been the better for less bulk, more focus, and independently intelligible parts."
Final part of Jones's fantasy trilogy (A Man Betrayed, p. 184, etc.). Read full book review >

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CAPT. HOOK by J.V. Hart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking character portrait, though modern readers will make heavy weather of the first part's dated references and dialogue. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a first novel only tangentially related to the film Hook (1991), for which he wrote the screenplay, Hart casts the renowned villain as a strong-minded teenager undergoing some early formative experiences both on and off the playing fields of Eton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >