Search Results: "R.A. Mildren"


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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE by R.A. Mildren
written and illustrated by R.A. Mildren, developed by RAMDreams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2012

"Not much for storyline, but engagingly silly and tricky. Not to mention: bombs! (iPad game app. 5-8)"
In this challenging set of visual puzzles, a dozen user-activated "bombs" blow a hapless robot from Hydropolope to Planet Kakalooki, leaving behind scrambled scenes to reassemble. 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 >

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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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Released: June 19, 2006

"In Scotti's capable hands, the story of St. Peter's becomes a riveting portrait of the papacy, complete with its triumphs, intrigue and excesses."
Fascinating history reveals how the world's most glorious house of worship emerged from decades of trial and scandal. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >

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A LAYER OF DARKNESS by R.A. Niles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"A sophisticated, deft and exciting thriller and a great beginning for a planned series."
In 1945 San Francisco, a police detective's investigation exposes a tangled political conspiracy and international espionage in Niles' debut crime/political thriller. Read full book review >

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THE DAME by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A standard, dialogue-heavy entry."
Salvatore (The Pirate King, 2008, etc.) delivers another installment in his Saga of the First King series. Read full book review >