Sci-Fi & Fantasy

THE GLASS PLANET

Christopher Zyck (CJZ Media Island)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

In The Glass Planet by Christopher Zyck, two people wake up in a cave, 350 years in the future of their time, without any memories. They have no knowledge of how they happened to get there. They begin to move through the jungle that lies before them with excitement, eventually meeting some humans and learning that they are archeologists transported from another timeline. Catherine and Jürgen find themselves in a world with technology that is far advanced from where they came from; a world that is a utopia, where the wellbeing of human...

The Outlaw Gillis Kerg ... Physics, Lust and Greed Series, Book 4

Mike Murphey (Acorn Publishing, LLC)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

The Outlaw Gillis Kerg ... is the fourth book in the Physics, Lust and Greed Series by Mike Murphey and another satisfying entry in the series that will keep fans turning the pages. Marta Hamilton, who has bullied her Happy Home Companion to silence, and her fellow time traveler, Marshall Grissom, are almost sure they will have no more business with the past until a federal judge is killed. Their investigation takes them to Arizona, resulting in a confrontation with Gillis Kerg, a man with a terrible hatred for science, bent on disrupting the o...

The Lost Ark

Christian-Eric Falardeau (Eric Falardeau)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

The Lost Ark by Christian-Eric Falardeau continues the journey of the villagers of Verminus. When readers meet them in The Alas League, they are indifferent to the devastation happening around the world and prefer to drink their Guinness and do nothing. In this installment, they are engaged in a mission to find their friends from the ''A'' ark. Comprising two episodes, ''In Search of the Lost Ark,'' and ''The Face of the Tail,'' these characters must navigate a complex world and technology as they seek clues, each step they undertake becoming m...

Paul III of Montreal

Christian-Eric Falardeau (Eric Falardeau)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Original, hugely entertaining, and thought-provoking, Paul III of Montreal by Christian-Eric Falardeau is a novel that explores a social phenomenon and a new form of power — the Game. Set in a world where values have changed and the population takes to a new method of establishing their heroes and leaders, the Game, a three-dimensional version of chess, becomes the tool that society uses to put people at the top. This novel tells the story of Paul Herbert and his ascent to power, a brilliant young man who will stay at the top for twenty-years....

The Bridge to Magic

Alex Thornbury (Shadow Lore Publishing)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

The Bridge to Magic is the first entry in The Sundered Web series by Alex Thornbury and a spellbinding read for fans of epic fantasy. Magic has been banished to the deadlands after the Sundering War, and tales about the bygone years are still told, each of them with new horrifying details. As a terrible Blight threatens humanity, the only city left standing is Terren. As the threat becomes stronger, people must consider how to deal with the Blight. Elika, an orphan who has grown up on the streets of Terren and has heard tales of...

Mr. Moonbeam and the Halloween Crystal

Ryan Cowan (Independent)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

Mr. Moonbeam and the Halloween Crystal by Ryan Cowan is a delightful, immersive tale for fans of Children's books and YA fantasy. Third-grader Elliot lives in the non-magical world of Wolf’s End. His parents, Greta and Christian, are from the magical world called Moonstone and are now on a secret mission to guard the non-magical world against harm. Under the tutelage of Sloan Moonbeam, his teacher, Elliott begins to understand his powers and a powerful threat to the non-magical world, a threat from Noir, the evil magician who rules the Dark Lan...

The Bush Clinic: Book I of The Tribal Wars

Stella Atrium (Stella Atrium Writes)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

In the planet Dolvia, Dr. Greensboro runs a clinic in the remote parts of the savannah, catering to local tribes and refugees. But when forced by Lt. Mike Shaw to help at the hospital, she must abandon her clinic. She has witnessed a lot of harsh and inhuman treatment meted out, especially to women — forced labor, forced migration, and more. With an epidemic threatening the lives of the locals, she must find ways to protect the most vulnerable from the impunity of the authorities and teach them to make their own choices, especially the kinds of...

High Clowder Cats

Ruby Knight (Indiemosh Publishing)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Cat lovers and anyone who enjoys our feline friends will discover a gorgeous treat in High Clowder Cats by Ruby Knight, the first entry in the Clowder Cats series. Bushytail is a feral cat on a mission to find a home where he can seek prey without dogs and other inconveniences standing in the way as is the case in the farmyard. He is competitive and prefers to be far from the din created by humans and from competition from other toms. But he reluctantly joins a band of wild toms where he meets Bristle. He allows Bristle to mentor him....

They Will Be Coming for Us

Kim Catanzarite (Forster Publishing)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

They Will Be Coming for Us by Kim Catanzarite introduces the Jovian Duology series and a rollicking adventure for fans of Sci-Fi and well-plotted thrillers. Svetlana Peterman might not be the love-struck kind of girl nor one who easily develops crushes on boys and men. But she is certain of one thing: she wants a simple, peaceful life with a family of her own.When she falls for Andrew Jovian, a young astronomer working for his parents' aerospace company, she believes her dreams have come true. Her husband's family seems mysterious in...

The Wishing Tree

Bevan Knight (Austin Macauley Publishers LLC)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

In The Wishing Tree by Bevan Knight, a sorcerer’s apprentice locks a powerful spirit in a tree, unleashing a curse on the tribes of the Arctic. Food supplies get scarcer and scarcer, with little game and fish. The young men of the tribes begin to leave their families to look for a better life elsewhere. Dornio is amongst those who are thirsty for adventure, and with him is Sheena, a woman he saved. Sheena wants to find her missing foster parents. None of them knows that a terrible evil lurks beneath the bowers of a tree. Do they have what...

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