The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

The Noble Servant is a lovely medieval fairy tale romance.  It has been said by other reviewers that The Noble Servant is reminiscent of The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm.  I’ve not read the story so I can’t speak to that.  I can say that The Noble Servant is a modern fairytale.  I find in our two primary characters qualities that are reminiscent of Cinderella and the prince in the classic fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault.  The Noble Servant isn’t a copycat book by any measure though; it retains a distinctly unique style that is wholly Melanie Dickerson.

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Angle of Truth by Lindsay Buroker

The adventure continues as Jelena and her crew fail completely in their attempt to “just” deliver cargo.  Jelena has a huge debt to pay off and so she really needs lucrative cargo runs.  Government bills for repairing blown-up space stations are expensive!!  Trouble seems magnetically drawn to Jelena and her crew though so there is no “just” for them.  This is to our benefit… the world that they live in is never boring… so you will never be bored ;).

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The Rogue Prince by Lindsay Buroker

I unabashedly love Lindsay Buroker’s writing.  Her stories make me laugh, are fast paced, and are just plain fun.  The Rogue Prince doesn't disappoint.  I do recommend that you read the Fallen Empire series first.  I didn't.  Fortunately, I had no problem enjoying The Rogue Prince as Buroker provides enough backstory for the newbies like me (and reminders for those who read the Fallen Empire series awhile ago) to keep the story moving without leaving us in the dust.  I'm off to pick up the Fallen Empire books and get to reading.

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Thomas Locke | list of book series in chronological order

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn.  Under this pseudonym, he writes mainstream science fiction and fantasy as well as techno-thriller titles.

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Recruits by Thomas Locke

I love that Davis Bunn is exploring the Thomas Locke facet of his imagination.  We are being exposed to his fascinating expertise as a writer outside of the Christian fiction genre; a genre in which he is highly accomplished.  I was first introduced to his work under the pen name Thomas Locke with his epic fiction series Legends of the Realm.  Then his technothriller series Fault Lines.  Now Bunn is conquering science fiction with Recruits.  I’m ecstatic!  Geez… gush much?!

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Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

I'm bringing you another oldie but goodie review from my Goodreads page.  I wrote this review in 2015 after I had first read the book.  I have more recently listened to the audio version of the first three books, Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent.  I enjoyed the books this time around as much as I had the first time.  And while I did find that the narrator for the audiobooks was incredibly talented, I struggled with the audiobook.  Primarily because I am not a teenage girl.  When reading, I can mentally skip over the more juvenile aspects of the story (these are not negative aspects... a teenaged girl is the target audience for these books).  When listening I can't and so those aspects stand out even more to me.  Anyway...

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The Path of Decisions by Mike Shelton

The first book in the Cremelino Prophecy series, The Path of Destiny, is a story of seeking your identity, The Path of Decisions is a story of finding your identity.  In the first book, Mike Shelton gives us a long character development story with little adventure.  Fortunately, The Path of Decisions sees the characters solidifying their identities and it moves us into the adventures, intrigues, magic, and good versus evil found in a solid fantasy, adventure, sword and sorcery fiction novel.

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The Path of Destiny by Mike Shelton

Mike Shelton introduces heavy topics such as the seeking of identity, leadership, family dynamics, good and evil, love and hate in a way that is helpful but not heavy.  Interlaced within is the fun of magic; one aspect of which is the Cremelino horses.  It’s worth reading just to find out about these horses.  I’ll take one, please!

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Solstice by Jane Redd

Solstice is a truly enjoyable book.  Jane Redd is definitely a talented writer.  Not surprising as Jane Redd is a pseudonym for Heather B. Moore, a USA Today best selling author.  Solstice carries its own honor as a top 10 seller in two of Amazon’s categories.

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Time's Divide by Rysa Walker

Walker's presentation of the future is lurid and concerningly close to that which may be in our near future. It is claustrophobic and brings into play the worst of our historic and present selves. There is no nuclear family unit portrayed. It is elitist and hedonistic; a bit too close for comfort.

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