Search Results: "Thomas Harlan"


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WASTELAND OF FLINT by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eerie, utterly compelling puzzler, replete with fascinating ideas and absorbing characters."
First of a projected series, from the author of the fantasy Oath of Empire series (The Storm of Heaven, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Harlan's thwarted, intelligent, and rather clever main characters, say, the first dozen or so, remain compelling."
Another doorstopper-size continuation of Harlan's overheated, overplotted, overpopulated but unusually fascinating epic about power and magic in the seventh century, that, with another volume in the works, is not over yet. Read full book review >

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THE GATE OF FIRE by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"No synopsis, alas, but different and worth investigating."
Second installment of Harlan's fantasy (The Shadow of Ararat, 1999) set in an alternate world where magic works and the Roman Empire never fell. Read full book review >

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LAND OF THE DEAD by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Less culturally and psychologically complex than hitherto—disappointingly so—but with plenty of computer-game-style battle sequences to keep combat fans happy."
Another entry in Harlan's Sixth Sun series (House of Reeds, 2004, etc.), in which a Japan-Méxica (Aztec) alliance has conquered Earth and established a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF ARARAT by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Stay tuned for the inevitable series."
Alternate-world fantasy from newcomer Harlan. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF REEDS by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Overpopulated and uneven, with far too many narrative points of view, but sufficiently distinctive, ingenious, and energetic that fans of the outstanding inaugural volume will plunge right in."
Second in Harlan's SF series (Wasteland of Flint, 2003) set in a far future where the Méxica have conquered Anahuac (Earth) and now are establishing a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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SECONDS AWAY by Harlan Coben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An involving thriller that moves like lightning. (Mystery. 11-16)"
High school sleuth Mickey Bolitar continues to find trouble...or maybe it finds him (Shelter, 2011). Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A brief but comprehensive look at the emotionally charged issues of bilingualism and bilingual education. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE LOOK by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Tepid terrors along the way to a mildly surprising end."
Suburban thriller from the prolific Coben (No Second Chance, 2002, etc.), about a perfect husband who disappears when a photo from the past shows up in the latest batch from the photomat. Read full book review >

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PROMISE ME by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"As usual, Coben piles on the plot twists, false leads, violent set pieces and climactic surprises with the unfocused intensity that have made his thrillers (The Innocent, 2005, etc.) such a hot ticket."
After six years of spinning jaw-dropping stand-alone thrillers, Coben brings back his sports agent—make that everything agent—Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear, 2000, etc.) for an encore. Read full book review >

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ONE FALSE MOVE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1998

"It'll be a pleasure waiting for the next installment to find out."
Fast-talking sports agent Myron Bolitar won't win any awards for baseball (since his Little League brushback) or basketball (thanks to his bum knee), but his paperback detective work has already won him an Anthony, a Shamus, and an Edgar. Read full book review >

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HOLD TIGHT by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"There are surprises aplenty, but this time the ambitious scope—the anatomy of suburban vice—works against suspense; there are just too many cutaways to other embattled characters you want to root for but can't remember why."
How much do you trust your children, and what would you do if your efforts to keep tabs on them pushed them even further away? Read full book review >