Search Results: "V. Lakshman"


BOOK REVIEW

MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >

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SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >

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EXTREME DINOSAURS by Luis V. Rey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though a list of books or Web sites would not have gone amiss, serious students of the prehistoric will attack this with the same eagerness as casual browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A talented artist specializing in dinosaurs pulls out all the stops in his first solo showcase for young fans. Read full book review >

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Z.A.P., ZOE, AND THE MUSKETEERS by Athena V. Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 1992

"Some good values here, but a very uneven performance. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third Z.A.P. and Zoe episode takes place in the summer of 1941, when Zachary Athanasius Poulos is turning 13. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"The recipes and Copage's concise and personable background notes show respect for the food as well as the culture—and they outclass any existing Kwanzaa material by leagues."
Kwanzaa is an invented holiday, created in 1966 by African- American Maulana Karenga, who, Copage (a New York Times Magazine editor) here says, ``synthesized elements from many African harvest festivals.'' Observed throughout the week after Christmas by an increasing number of black Americans, it is loaded with symbolic rituals and capped by a feast on December 31 or January 1. Read full book review >

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CODE OF HONOR by V. C. Weeks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"An often by-the-numbers political thriller that finds its vigor through its use of all-too-recent American history."
Weeks' debut novel follows a single soldier in a fictionalized version of the United States' 2002 march to war in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A well-constructed, readable account of a minor Civil War action that may or may not have had major consequences."
Another inspiring history of black Civil War soldiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALFBORN WOMAN by V. Diane Woodbrown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Strong, even controversial material, but diluted by characters too one-dimensional to convince, and too schematic to be moving or memorable."
A cheerless and schematic coming-of-age novel, Florida-set, limns a thin tale of unsuitable mothers, weak fathers, and, of course, horribly messed-up daughters. Read full book review >