Search Results: "R.A. Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"For elementary readers who care, this may be welcome reinforcement. (Inspirational short stories. 8-12)"
In a series of 25 short episodes taking place in their daily life, Elliott and Lucy make consciously eco-friendly decisions. Read full book review >

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PROMISE OF THE WITCH-KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure."
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Read full book review >

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LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE LOOM by R.A. Sasaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"Quiet, elegiac writing that movingly celebrates the immigrant rite of passage—along with all its implicit heartaches and triumphs."
An accomplished first collection by a third-generation San Franciscan. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fails to hit the highs of previous Corona books, but still a worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore's invented world."
A monk, a dwarf and an outlaw walk into an ice castle to cross swords with a power-hungry religious zealot—and, no, that's not the setup for a joke. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON SPIRIT by R.A. Salvatore
Released: April 1, 1998

"Unsurprising and undistinguished, evidently the way Salvatore fans like it. (Author tour)"
Second part of the trilogy begun with The Demon Awakens (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2009

"Mystery fans, history buffs and culture vultures alike will savor this delectable immersion in the mindset of an age."
Rigorous study of the circumstances, theories and individuals surrounding the 1911 theft of Leonardo da Vinci's famous masterpiece. Read full book review >

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IMMORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fans will dance with joy."
Last chorus in the second trilogy of the Demon Wars Saga, capping Mortalis (2000), Ascendance (2001) and Transcendence (2002), making this a four-part trilogy, with Mortalis a separate volume joining the two trilogies—or so we think. Read full book review >

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MORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2000

"Fans only. (Author tour)"
First volume in a new DemonWars series (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEMON AWAKENS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"This safe, cozy yarn with its thoroughly predictable plot, stock characters, and derivative backdrop will satisfy only the most juvenile and least demanding audience. (Author tour)"
Bulky new fantasy from the author The Dragon King (1996). Read full book review >

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THE BELLY OF THE WOLF by R.A. MacAvoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"Quiet, unpretentious, vivid, understated, succinct: an object lesson for other, more verbose fantasists in how to produce more from less, and how to write an appealing and gratifying trilogy by offering a self-contained story each time out."
The multi-talented lensmaker Nazhuret, now living in exile in Canton with his daughter Nahvah, learns that his old friend King Rudof of Velonya is dead—perhaps murdered. Read full book review >