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 >

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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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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 >

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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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REGINA RISING by Wendy Toliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Reasonably enjoyable as a tie-in, this can also stand alone, although the stumbling-toward-darkness conclusion might seem odd to readers who don't know Regina's ultimate destiny. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A tie-in novel for ABC's Once Upon a Time explores an incident in the adolescence of Regina, the future Evil Queen from Snow White. Read full book review >

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THE RISING by Ryan D'Agostino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"True crime and human perseverance merge in this engrossing chronicle of a small-town atrocity."
A chilling examination of the 2007 slaughter of a Connecticut family and how the sole survivor carried on. Read full book review >

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THELONIOUS RISING by Judith Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2014

"A bittersweet, sobering urban adventure story of realistic love and redemption."
In this coming-of-age adventure, a survivor rises from the destruction of post-Katrina New Orleans to not just rebuild his life, but find and claim his heritage. Read full book review >

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RISING TIDE by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A generally appealing blend of eager sportswriting and sober cultural history."
The intertwining stories of a Southern football coaching legend, a star quarterback (who would craft his own legend) and the volatile civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Read full book review >