Search Results: "Salamanda Drake"


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RIDING THE STORM by Salamanda Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Frankly a sequel, this will probably be grabbed by girls who loved the first installment. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this second in a series, the friendship between dragon riders Cara and Breena is almost destroyed and their dragons injured through the machinations of the spoiled and jealous Hortense. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT by Nick Drake
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"In all instances, Drake stresses the human qualities of his emigrants, their bravery in striking out anew, their transcendence, their refusal to be mere characters on 'petty tyranny's B-movie set.'"
This marks Nick Drake's first full-length collection and includes work from his previously published pamphlet of poems entitled Chocolate and Salt. Read full book review >

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WITH THE LIGHTNINGS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1998

"After a sluggish start—the schmoozing and politicking quickly grow tedious—the yarn unfolds into an authentically taut and exciting tussle, courtesy of Drake's unflinching portrayal of battle's downside and his eye for telling detail."
More military science fiction from one of the leading exponents (Patriots, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRESHIPS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A two-dimensional shoot-'em-up, the weakest and least inventive entry so far in a fading series."
Third of Drake's far-future space swashbucklers (Through the Breach, 1995, etc.) inspired by the Elizabethan Age of Discovery. Read full book review >

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SERVANT OF THE DRAGON by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Well up to previous standards; should please the faithful."
Third entry in Drake's fantasy series (Lord of the Isles, 1997; Queen of Demons, 1998). Read full book review >

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IGNITING THE REACHES by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Drake does a convincing job of constructing a 16th-century- style scenario without resorting to hoary and false naval metaphors; the upshot is a violent, hard-nosed swashbuckler, set forth with discernment and skill."
Drake (The Jungle, 1991, etc.), a leading purveyor of military science fiction, offers a trade war/piracy/post-Imperial adventure inspired by the Elizabethan Age of Discovery. Read full book review >

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COME THE MORNING by Shannon Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Drake makes no effort to expand the genre, but appends a chronology of Scottish history, an endnote lengthily praising her Scottish-American father, and the first chapter of her sequel, Conquer the Night, about another Graham generation. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Hardcover debut by Drake, who also writes contemporary and historical romances as Heather Graham and Heather Graham Pozzessere. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS OF THE EARTH by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A treat for series regulars which, while independently intelligible, will encourage newcomers to return to the inaugural volume."
Third installment in Drake's new four-volume fantasy cycle (Out of the Waters, 2011, etc.) whose milieu is Carce, a fictionalized early Imperial Rome. Read full book review >

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PATRIOTS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Absorbing, effective future history securely placed in context, much less violent and bloody than Drake's usual fare: Should appeal well beyond the usual shoot-'em-up-crowd."
Another of Drake's imaginative and worthwhile reworkings of historical incidents as far-future science fiction (Fireships, p. 568, etc.), this one based on the exploits of Ethan Allen in pre- Revolutionary Vermont. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE ISLES by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Shapeless and meandering, agreeable rather than compelling: hardworking but minor league."
First of a fantasy series from an author noted for his military science fiction (Patriots, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANGEL'S INK by Jocelynn Drake
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Still, these are minor issues in what is mostly a distinctive and absorbing tale."
From the author of the Dark Days series (Bound to Me, 2012, etc.), the first of a new urban-fantasy series centered on tattoo artist Gage Powell. Read full book review >

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THE STUD BOOK by Monica Drake
Released: April 9, 2013

"Often sharply observed, at its best this is a comedy of manners among a very distinct subset—the not quite successful but intellectually self-superior—so the tragic and uplifting elements bunched together in the last chapters seem to come out of left field."
Drake (Clown Girl, 2006) pointedly avoids sentimentality in writing about Portland friends who approach sex and procreation with varying degrees of desire, fear and trepidation. Read full book review >