Search Results: "Thomas Brennan"


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DOKTOR GLASS by Thomas Brennan
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Another reason to rejoice: Finally, somebody's moved steampunk out of London."
Steampunk whodunit from the author of the New York-set mystery The Debt (2005). Read full book review >

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THE DEBT by Thomas Brennan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"A workmanlike mystery that almost fools Steve but shouldn't fool you."
At first glance, a horror novelist riding along with two NYC cops to prepare his crossover to crime fiction seems like a portrait of his author (The One True Prince, not reviewed). But not at second. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A courageous breaking of the code of silence to seek mental health for veterans and the war-scarred."
The story of the friendship between an embedded photographer in Afghanistan and a Marine who was wounded in an ambush explosion in 2010. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE STAR by Caitlin Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A fast-paced book for horse lovers and not-yet-sophisticated readers of high fantasy. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When Princess Elen of Ymbria unwillingly arrives at summer camp on a magical horse, she brings three things with her: a talisman, a book of maps and centuries of hostility toward the rival world of Caledon. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2015

"Fans of this charming series won't be disappointed."
Third in Brennan's fine natural-history fantasy series, set six years after the events detailed in The Tropic of Serpents (2014).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Best read both Ryan and Brennan for a balanced picture of a grueling yet beautiful sport. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A mix of giddy admiration and honest reporting that's as wobbly as a junior skater attempting a triple flip. Read full book review >

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THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance."
The second adventure (A Natural History of Dragons, 2013) for the doughty Isabella Camherst, a dragon-obsessed young lady of Scirland determined to pursue her research in an age when educating girls in science and philosophy is frowned upon. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR by Maeve Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2000

"Grim and measured, sure of its emotional power, this is certainly evidence of Brennan's great gift, but the story's too slight to stand alone."
Riding a wave of rediscovery, long-time New Yorker writer Brennan (The Rose Garden, 1999, etc.) has been no more highly touted than now, seven years after her death at age 76. This novella, though, dating from the '40s and found in a university archive, will not add measurably to her reputation. Read full book review >

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WITH FATE CONSPIRE by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An absorbing finale to a series that has grown richer with every installment."
Final entry in Brennan's historical fantasy series (A Star Shall Fall, 2010, etc.) wherein the Onyx Court, realm of the fae, lies hidden below Queen Victoria's London. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jerry Brennan
Released: June 9, 2012

"An extremely impressive debut."
Brennan's three intertwined novellas revolve around the Nazi occupation of Prague and the assassination of Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Read full book review >