Book Reviews

The Price of Freedom: Lost Souls

In a world torn apart by war, Kenneth J. Sparks and Kayla Sorenson have been carving out a life for themselves at a converted warehouse–in enemy occupied territory–for the past couple of years now.
And while they may have their differences in opinions and viewpoints at times, both freedom fighters rely heavily on each other for support, companionship, and even…love?
This would be a simple affair if only one of them wasn’t quite human: A memory plagued mechanical girl whose links to the universe encompasses the space/time continuum.
And for Kayla Sorenson, nothing is more vexing than having issues remembering the important parts of your life when you want to be seeped in some romance with the man who rescued you from a nightmarish situation only four years earlier.

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The Dance of Dawn & Dusk: Dawn

The once mighty empire of Weiquan lies shattered by years of strife following the Red Rebellion. Now aristocrat and commoner alike struggle to stay alive as they find themselves caught in the machinations of ruling forces striving for supremacy in the great game of power.
Ai, a girl barely old enough to be called a woman, must meet her destiny once a profound truth is revealed to her. Li’qua Zhang, the young prince celebrated as a great warrior, is but a fly in the web of intrigue that is life at court. The deposed dowager empress, Roulan Xu, mourns the loss of her children; now all she has left to live for is vengeance against her captors. The brilliant, bold, and beautiful Bei Bei: Daughter of the Dragon, heir to the kingdom of Leng, has come to work her father’s will upon all who may oppose him. A wandering priest from the backwoods finds the splendorous imperial capitol has become a ruined society fallen to corruption and despair. Tien Chang is a loyal soldier who seeks to prove himself worthy but must also confront the dark truths that lie at the heart of his king’s war.
Tis all petty drama before the stars.
The dance of dawn and dusk is eternal.

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Kolkata Noir

Becker is a British traveler in trouble. Madhurima is a rising star police officer. In these three explosive tales, the two join forces to investigate the city’s crooked high society.
On the way, they take on deluded would-be messiahs in search of Mother Teresa’s stolen millions, encounter fanatics, circus freaks and cannibals, fall in and out of love and pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful and toughest cities.
Amidst passion, murder and mayhem, is there room for two lovers driven by justice and compassion?
Tom Vater’s ‘Kolkata Noir’ is a riveting crime fiction cycle of three novellas set in the past, the present and the future.

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The Serpent Lord: The Crown of Olmalis, Book 1

A princess torn between tradition and truth.
Princess Sarra of Olmalis is a vision of the future- compassionate, confident, and proud. As her kingdom settles into peace after a long civil war, she yearns to escape the shackles of expectation her father and his court place upon her.
But when she is abducted at the command of a man known only as ‘The Serpent Lord’, Sarra is led to question everything she has ever known.
Taken from the safety of her castle to the treacherous bogs and cold, stone walls of a forgotten city called Ro’al, she embarks on a journey searching for answers, intent on solving the mystery of her intriguing captor.
However, the more she learns of The Serpent Lord and his plight, the more she discovers secrets that surround her kingdom and the people who rule it. When she finally uncovers the truth, will Sarra trust her past or will she believe in her future?

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Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams

As one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, David Bowie seduced generations of fans with his music and counterculture persona. While Bowie’s legacy as a musician is remarkable and genre-defying, as a visual performer he obliterated stage theatrics with his psychedelic aesthetics, larger-than-life image, and way of hovering on the border of the surreal.
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams chronicles the rise of David Bowie’s career from obscurity to fame, as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s historic alter ego. Ziggy accompanies Bowie on his rocky ride to the top, but when the Spiders from Mars finally implode and Bowie leaves London for a nomadic life abroad, he must lay the Ziggy persona to rest for good. The end of Ziggy not only changes Bowie but the world itself.
Featuring graphic storytelling by New York Times best-selling artist Mike Allred and critically acclaimed writer Steve Horton that is as colorful and diverse as Bowie’s many personas, this graphic biography tells the story of one of the most celebrated and beloved musicians like never before.