Search Results: "Sean Bodley"


BOOK REVIEW

Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus and the Daemon by Louis Sauvain
Released: March 6, 2013

"A well-developed addition to Sauvain's ongoing fantasy tale."
Four selfless sorcery apprentices find their resolve tested in Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011, etc.) third installment of his epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2012

"A strong cast of characters and an intriguing storyline overshadow the sometimes abundant use of foreign terms known as 'Lingua Imperatoria.'"
Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011) second fantasy installment features a foursome of heralded, first-year Collegium students who discover their abilities through a series of unexpected adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An uneven but very workable guide. (resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A tutorial lesson book on programming in Scratch, along with a Web-design primer. Read full book review >

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WISE YOUNG FOOL by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Hit-and-miss humor, but worth a read for budding rock stars. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Smart-mouthed rock guitarist Ritchie Sudden forms a band and spends time in a juvenile-detention facility. Read full book review >

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A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A moving story about hurt children, brave teachers and the poetry within. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-16)"
Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Read full book review >

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MOVING TARGETS by Sean Flannery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Quite good."
Flannery (The Kremlin Conspiracy, Eagles Fly), who also writes as David Hagberg (Twister, The Capsule), bravely essays an elaborately complicated spy story in the disarray of the former Soviet states in the near, terribly confused future. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION MAN by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Volatile and sometimes overwrought, but nonetheless absorbing and distinctive."
A peculiar yet fairly persuasive fantasy from the Canadian author of Passion Play (a 1993 paperback) whose premise is that magic started to seep back into the world after WW II. Read full book review >

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THE ONE KINGDOM by Sean Russell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Often splendid, but it's just the first chunk of an interminable array: over to you."
First installment of a fantasy series from the author of The Compass of the Soul (1998). Read full book review >

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VOIDFARER by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A vibrant, thoughtful, spectacular adventure-drama that sags only a trifle towards the end. McMullen borrows freely, but weaves his own magical comedy of horrors. The result: a blast."
Imagine Alexandre Dumas's account of H.G. Wells's Martians invading Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Probing analysis and jocular wit, but with observations that may be too familiar."
The commonplace world of Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is put under the looking glass in this page-by-page interpretive guide by McDaniel (Collected Essays: 1972-2008, etc.). Read full book review >