Search Results: "Louis Sauvain"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 19, 2011

"Despite taking an entire book to get to the Collegium, Sauvain's ensemble of unique characters enduring precarious situations delivers great fun and anticipation for the ensuing books in the saga."
In Sauvain's epic fantasy, an aging sorcerer recruits three teenagers to study at the Collegium Sorcerorum; on their way, they'll face thrilling adventures, romantic encounters and life lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 2012

"A strong cast of characters and an intriguing storyline overshadow the sometimes abundant use of foreign terms known as 'Lingua Imperatoria.'"
Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011) second fantasy installment features a foursome of heralded, first-year Collegium students who discover their abilities through a series of unexpected adventures. Read full book review >

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Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus and the Daemon by Louis Sauvain
Released: March 6, 2013

"A well-developed addition to Sauvain's ongoing fantasy tale."
Four selfless sorcery apprentices find their resolve tested in Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011, etc.) third installment of his epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story hums along with its own cheerful energy, much like Marvin himself. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third grader Marvin Redpost returns (Why Pick on Me?, 1993, etc.) in the fifth book in this Stepping Stone series. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Still, Gary is a likable, completely good-hearted boy who turns out to be refreshingly frank about his own shortcomings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes instead of having conversations; almost everyone—parents, teachers, schoolmates—is tired of him. Read full book review >

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MARY BLOOM by Louis Toscano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An often engaging but overlong mystery."
In Toscano's (TripleCross, 1990) debut mystery, a reporter investigates the death of a woman who may have had ties to Cuban revolutionaries—and John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MENAGERIE by Louis Charbonneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1996

"Mediocre thriller work—and, at times, flat-out awful."
A weary retread of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, by the author of, most recently, The Magnificent Siberian (1995). Read full book review >

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FROM THE LISTENING HILLS by Louis L’Amour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Fans, rejoice."
Twelve nifty tales, quite possibly the last from the drawer of L'Amour (1908-88), as collected and edited by son Beau L'Amour, who is also gathering material for a L'Amour biography. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF OSCAR FAIRFAX by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 1995

"Many of Auchincloss's familiar themes, settings, and types come together in this perfect character studyall the more profound for its modesty and measure."
Auchincloss (Tales of Yesteryear, 1994, etc.) tells the saga of the American Century as only he knows howthrough a fictional memoir by someone well poised to witness the high social dimension of political events. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Library of America, eat your heart out."
The first anthology in a series gathers frontier stories by the superbly stylish late L'Amour. Read full book review >