Book Reviews

Defying Gravity

This isn’t a book with lots of violence, war or death in it. There’s enough of that in real life, and if you’re into that kind of thing, then there’s plenty of other books out there for you.

This is a story about the stuff that we don’t have enough of in real life. Love, tolerance, bravery and leadership. And its a story about humanity’s first attempt to live in space, and how two young women save us all from our own stupidity.

Oh, it also features zero gravity, inter-racial, lesbian lovemaking.
(Because there isn’t enough of that in real life either)

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Idriel’s Children

Reaping darkness, the Shadow slicked steel with judgment and danced with death…
Sixteen-year-old Aza inherited the power of shadow to rid the land of evil as Odriel’s cold-blooded assassin. With her growing strength, Aza discovers the Shadow Plain—a realm of wraiths where screams haunt the winds, calling to her. Although her father forbids her from entering the dark realm, Aza can’t ignore the beckoning whispers.
When a dangerous new breed of monster attacks, Aza believes the Shadow Plane holds the answers they need to defeat them. With the unwanted help of a snarky cat and a cursed beast, Aza seeks out the monastic Wraith-Called for answers. But the deeper Aza delves into the dark realm, the further she drifts from the world she knows.
As Aza uncovers evils new and old, she must decide if the ends really do justify the means… and how many lives she’s willing to pay.

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Odriel’s Heirs

The brave, burning with fire, harnessed the Dragon’s Rage…
As the Dragon Heir, seventeen-year-old Kaia inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer’s undead army. But after centuries of peace, the necromancer has faded to myth, and the Dragon Heir is feared by the people. Persecuted and cast out, Kaia struggles to embrace and control her seemingly useless gift while confined to her family’s farm.
But when the necromancer’s undead terrorize the land once again, Kaia runs away to join the battle.
With the help of her childhood rival, the handsome Shadow Heir, and a snarky, cursed cat, Kaia must figure out how to control both her fire and her confidence in time to save Okarria. If she fails, she will sacrifice her family, her new friends, and the enchanting world she has only just begun to see.
And time is running out.

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After her theft from MiliLabs, Summer has taken on the psychic powers of the seserance. Separated from connection with anyone in Migax, she must find a way to get rid of the threat the seserance still poses before she is captured. To do so she must travel to Ixar, home to the megacorps that are gaining control of Migax, in search of a renowned hacker and an expert on advanced technology.
Back at Askel, Wilders are angry at Migax’s treatment of squells and are demanding a resolution. As Leafsong seeks out The Hope of Migax on her own and experiments with her manipulator powers, she finds herself testing the limits of her freedoms and discovering dark secrets about Migax’s resistance, secrets which cause her to question Eeksa’s true motives.
Caught in a game of deception, violence, and sedition, Leafsong and Summer are pit against not only MiliLabs but their own temptations, as they find their moral codes increasingly tested in the struggle to decide the fate of themselves, the wilders, and all of Migax.

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The planet Migax, owner of Gateways that allow you to travel through the fabric of spacetime, is bursting with technological breakthroughs. Accepted into the prestigious Aksel school, Summer and her new-found friend Leafsong, a member of a dragon-like species coexisting with humans, hope they have found a chance to secure a bright future within it.
Leafsong wants to become a Spark Watcher, a brave protector of diplomats, and Summer wants to find a way to climb out of the poverty that’s dominated her family’s life ever since she can remember. But Aksel hides secrets. An underground organization is rising, a dangerous weapon is being developed, and terrorist attacks are sending the country into paranoia.
As Migax tightens its grip on the outcasts at the edge of the cities, Summer and Leafsng will be forced to navigate violence, school, family, and conspiracy in an effort to find their place in a country increasingly headed for dystopia.

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When the ex-wife of Ray Thomas’ sworn enemy hires him to find her daughter, the private detective soon learns there’s more to the illegal implant technology known as Proxy than body-swapping.
Proxy dealer Elijah wants to know who’s trying to kill him, and how it’s connected to a new kind of Proxy that’s hit the streets.
What they each discover on the streets of a near-future London crippled by multiple pandemics has the potential to change the course of civilisation…so long as they can stop the wrong people getting their hands on it first.