Search Results: "Paula Brandon"


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THE RUINED CITY by Paula Brandon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Enjoyable, mostly, though even the most avid and forgiving fans will find it difficult not to be annoyed."
Sequel to The Traitor's Daughter (2011), Brandon's well-plotted, intriguingly peopled fantasy whose setting, along with magicians called "arcanists," resembles the medieval Italian city-state era. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S DAUGHTER by Paula Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A decently accomplished maiden effort; worth hanging in there to see what develops."
In a debut fantasy, the first of a series, a young woman begins discovering her hidden strengths in a rebellion-torn land that will soon face a much greater threat. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF THE SEA! by Brandon Dorman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"As pirate fare goes, this is far from the only ship on the sea, but it does sail along smartly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate yarn sails familiar territory in satisfyingly rollicking fashion. Read full book review >

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DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >

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SKY RAIDERS by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sequels are certain, and they should be welcomed by all who like plenty of 'odd' in their odysseys. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The creator of the Fablehaven series gets his newest venture off to a literal flying start. Read full book review >

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ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
In this second series installment, young Cole enters the second of five kingdoms in the otherworldly Outskirts, is exposed to a second culture and a second flavor of magic, and battles a second monster made of stolen magic as he continues the search for his fellow earthly kidnappees. Read full book review >

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WILD BORN  by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The appearance of the Four Fallen Great Beasts in Erdas signals the re-emergence of an evil power long forgotten. Read full book review >

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LOOSE AMONG THE LAMBS by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

It only begins when the fat lady sings, as San Antonio D.A. Mark Blackwell (Fade the Heat, 1990) learns in this crackling tale of a child-abuse confession too good to be true. Read full book review >

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The Solarbus Legacy by Nicki Brandon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A thought-provoking read that may soothe readers' apocalyptic anxieties."
Brandon's debut sci-fi novel depicts a stratified, dystopian world as it offers a vision of cooperation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A thorough and accessible introduction to the complex world of real estate investments."
A detailed, step-by-step manual focuses on investing in rental properties and becoming a landlord. Read full book review >

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ANGEL OF DEATH by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1998

"But forgive him his purple patches, and he'll have you eagerly turning pages."
Politician, polemicist, power-figure Malachi Reese is black, as charismatic as they come, and only slightly less scary than Hannibal Lecter. Read full book review >