Search Results: "Lian Tanner"


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ICEBREAKER by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An artfully crafted adventure that's equal parts thought-provoking and thrilling. (character list) (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Scientists hide a secret aboard a ship headed for the farthest reaches of the Earth in the hopes of saving a remnant of modern technology and knowledge from the Anti-Machinists, a group of zealots determined to throw the world into another Dark Age. Read full book review >

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CITY OF LIES by Lian Tanner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Muddy, if often riveting. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The second title in Tanner's Keepers Trilogy delivers a fantasy as thickly plotted as but less successful than Museum of Thieves (2010). Read full book review >

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MUSEUM OF THIEVES by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Bring on the teeming sequels, number one of which is due in Fall 2011. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In Jewel, all threats, from wild animals to slave traders, are kept at bay—many literally imprisoned in the strangely organic Museum of Dunt. Read full book review >

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MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >

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TANNER ON ICE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tanner's fans, happy to see him back in action, won't mind if the action doesn't seem to go anywhere in particular."
Evan Tanner, the soldier of misfortune who's been out of commission since Me Tanner, You Jane (1970), returns, youthful and hale as ever, for a murky assignment in Burma. Read full book review >

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ME TANNER, YOU JANE by Lawrence Block
Released: May 11, 1970

"Lots of dynathrust—rowdy and randy."
Even though this might put a crimp in some fussy Afro hairstyle, this is a generally funny safari into one of those not altogether emerged nations with Tanner (he's a government agent) appearing in hardcover for the first time. Read full book review >

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WHIZ TANNER AND THE PHONY MASTERPIECE by Fred Rexroad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"An artful mystery with appealing sleuths."
Two young detectives tackle a big small-town case involving a painting. Read full book review >

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GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A bridge between battles, not likely to thrill Nightingale fans, though it may garner new readers on its own merits."
The lull after the storm as a gifted warrior and a princess with a destiny ready themselves for war. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Even those immune to the charms of fantasy and operatic tribal warfare can admire Hearn's skill at juggling so many characters who defy fairy-tale simplicity."
The second installment in Hearn's The Tale of Shikanoko series about a mythical version of feudal Japan. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2002

"What could have been a Shogun-like exercise in bloat becomes a rousingly muscular piece of romantic adventure, replete with shadowy assassins, fluttering battle flags, and doomed love."
Mythical medieval Japan never seemed so attractive as in this breezy epic, the first in a trilogy, about a boy with strange powers who gets caught up in a long-simmering inter-clan conflict. Read full book review >

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APOLLO'S RAVEN by Linnea Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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OUR BODIES, OUR DATA by Adam Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A thorough report, carefully researched and well-documented, aimed at both general readers and policymakers."
A disturbing look at the threat to privacy created by the lucrative and growing health care data-mining industry. Read full book review >