Search Results: "Robert Gleason"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A tiresome and tendentious book that destroys its own credibility through hyperbole and careless composition."
Confidently predicting nuclear annihilation and the worldwide destruction of civilization as we know it, Tor/Forge executive editor Gleason (End of Days, 2011, etc.) accuses American political leaders from both parties of treason. Read full book review >

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GARY JENNINGS’ AZTEC RAGE by Robert Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"If the Aztecs are enraged, it's because one of them read this improbable mess."
Answer "no" immediately if someone asks, "Would you like to know . . . about the men I have killed, the women I have loved, the fortunes I have made . . . and stolen?" Read full book review >

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THE CHESS QUEEN ENIGMA by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"These squabbling BFFs will continue to please their fans, though they are unlikely to win new ones. (Steampunk. 12-14)"
The intrepid detective/vampire-slayer team of Stoker and Holmes returns for a third diverting steampunk mystery (The Spiritglass Charade, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE SPIRITGLASS CHARADE by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The girls' mismatched partnership could be a pleasure, if only Evaline could stake the excruciating dialect as easily as she skewers vampires. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-14)"
A second steampunk adventure of the great detective and the vampire slayer, proper young ladies (The Clockwork Scarab, 2013).Read full book review >

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THE CLOCKWORK SCARAB by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The mishmash of popular tropes (steampunk! vampires! Sherlock Holmes!) will bring readers in, but it's the friendship between the two girls that will keep them. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-16)"
A vampire slayer and a great detective (-in-training) fight baddies in a steam-powered London. Read full book review >

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Molters by Clint Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2016

"A fast-paced, light read likely to appeal to fans of the walking dead and post-apocalyptic action thrillers."
Gleason (Ravagers, 2016, etc.) splices together adventure, horror, and a threat to the survival of humanity in this novel.Read full book review >

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ANVIL OF GOD by J. Boyce Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2013

"An enticing read, sure to please lovers of historical fiction and political and religious intrigue."
In this debut fictionalized account of Francia in the 740s, the death of a Dark Age ruler pits religions, and brothers, against each other. Read full book review >

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FARMYARD WORDS by Julia Seal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2016

"An uneven introduction to the barnyard. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn about the farm. Read full book review >

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NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV by William Taubman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"A book that underlines why Gorbachev was almost inconceivable without Khrushchev."
It's not often that the proceedings of a conference are read by anyone other than the participants (and often not even by them), but this book, originating in an international conference on the centennial of Nikitia Khrushchev's birth, is both important and even moving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"An essential, fascinating, and thought-provoking work of intellectual history."
A fundamental work that reflects on the history of the past half century. Read full book review >