Search Results: "dark horde rising"


BOOK REVIEW

Dark Horde Rising by Iain Hope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2015

"Long on imagination and word count; not for the casual fan of fantasy."
From debut author Hope comes an epic fantasy novel about a group of friends, a college of magic, and a time of great disorder. Read full book review >

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DARK WATER RISING by Marian Hale
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A good match with Hale's own The Truth About Sparrows (2004) and excellent context for discussions of Hurricane Katrina. (Historical fiction. 10+)"
In 1900, Seth Braeden's father moves his family to Galveston, Texas, "the New York City of Texas," with a booming economy perfect for a master carpenter intent on starting a new business. Read full book review >

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DARK LORD RISING by Raven R Worthington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"An ambitious but unsuccessful fantasy tale."
In the fantasy world of Alamptria, knights use magic swords to do battle with vampires in Worthington'sdebut novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

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DARK RIVER RISING by Roger Johns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Johns' first novel is an exciting police procedural rolled into a romantic thriller that hints of more to come."
A love/hate relationship develops into a working partnership between a Baton Rouge police detective and a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RISING by Darnella Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Well-written line by line, but, overall, it adds up to something less than the sum of its parts: the story becomes outlandish, the characters are flat, and the great revelation is obvious from the start."
Engaging if ultimately hyperbolic debut about a young ghetto girl's horrendous childhood in the care of two rich white adoptive parents, and the slow peace she achieves years after. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE ALIEN HORDE by Robert Venditti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Phrases like 'comic-book villain' are sometimes used to describe cardboard characters, but actual comic books tend to be more sophisticated than that. Readers may prefer them to this surprisingly bland novel. (Adventure. 9-12)"
This comic-book-style adventure is not a subtle book. Read full book review >

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DARK by Kenji Jasper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2001

"Thai's voice establishes all the depth of character there is here, the supporting cast existing mainly to prompt him toward his next insight. Still, this 25-year-old author shows a talent that could blossom in another, more challenging, book."
Minus the hip-hop window-dressing and sprinklings of rap names, Jasper's debut is only a desultory rendering of a young man's journey to maturity. Read full book review >

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RIDING SOLO WITH THE GOLDEN HORDE by Richard Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A decent novel with a sympathetic hero, although Vic is not the Stephen Dedalus of jazz musicians that Hill seems to want him to be."
A solid but somewhat flat portrait of the artist as a young jazz musician by mystery writer Hill (Shoot the Piper, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"There is both solace and inspiration in these 11 heroes, but it doesn't take much to imagine that for each of them, there were dozens who didn't get the break. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stories of 11 athletes overcoming adversity to become the cream of their sports, from Wall Street Journal writer Zuckerman and his two sons. Read full book review >

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RISING GROUND by Philip Marsden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"The writer/traveler blends so thoroughly with the landscape that it's sometimes affectingly uncertain which is speaking."
A native of Cornwall, England, returns with an account of a walk southwestward across the region to Land's End. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Fighting against the strong political machines of a two-party system may seem Sisyphean now, but Salit's story of how well they've done so far inspires hope that one day they will succeed."
Independentvoting.org president Salit (co-author: Talk/Talk: Making (Non) Sense of an Irrational World, 2010) discusses independent voters in this "honest and unvarnished account of events, personalities, and contexts in the formative decades of what I feel certain will turn out to be a century-defining dynamic." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINE RISING by Katy Moran
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Grim, lyrical and unforgettable. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy becomes entangled in his family's mysterious past in this stand-alone sequel to Bloodline (2009). Read full book review >