Upper Tantallon, NS, Canada | Member Since 2011
This series just keeps getting better and I can't wait for the next one. Book 2 provides a little bit more of our heroes' back story but I still want to learn more. It's a fast pace rollicking adventure loaded with the action, by play, and humour that made Book 1 such a success.
Books and Braun are growing into a memorable partnership with their vibrant interaction. Each wonderfully drawn character providing the prefect foil to the other and don't forget our favourite Italian asassian. Then, there is that secret room down in the archives.
It's always the quiet ones
He's been there since the beginning and finally Howard gets his honey. I've been waiting for his story ever since the first "were-bear playing for THE Bears" pun. Like Mike Ditka, Howard's hottie is in a class of her own.
The story also includes some wonderful detail into the ongoing life of "Love at Stakes'" first family and the "super" community they are building. It puts paid to a series' "bill" that is way past due, introduces a new supernatural class, and the comedic duo of Howard's twin were-bear cousins. Named like Pokemon, Jessie and James, interject the right amount of lite with their "Bill and Ted" surfer bear dialog.
I really enjoyed this latest installment in the "Love at Stake" series and I have to say Howard's story was worth the wait.
More Monsters, More Monster Hunters, Bigger Guns, Bigger Explosions and Velvet Elvis, Larry Correia and Oliver Wyman's latest Monster Hunter International collaboration is 16 hours and 35 minutes of adrenaline soaked action. Owen, Earl, Julie, Trip, Holly, Milo, Skippy, and Ed head to Vegas for the first ever International convention of monster hunters and Sin City will never be the same.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas but the larger than life antics of our favourite characters threaten to overwhelm this folklore maxim. Larry Correia supplies another gripping adventure interlaced with twists, back stories, and just a touch of romance while Oliver Wyman's performance breathes life into the characters and gives the story wings.
Monster Hunter Legion does a great job of tying the three previous ( International, Vendetta, and Alpha) novels together and lays the foundation for even greater adventures. This series just keeps getting better.
My only negative is waiting for the next book in the series.
Another novel in the Dark Hunter series that doesn't disappoint. With a strong vocal performance and an excellent story, this "time" Sherrilyn Kenyon gives the universe a three finger salute ([Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del]). A continuation of the Native American - Mayan mythos, there's more to the Coyote, Buffalo, and Butteryfly story while still leaving plenty of room for my favourite Alantian, Celtic, Greek, Other and Summerian characters. The universe may be coming to an end but the Dark Hunters and their mate's optimism in a positive outcome is evident in the plethora of new babies and pregnancies. Could there be a "Children of the Dark Hunters" series in the offing?
The novel can stand on its own but readers would definately benefit from reading the series in order. At a minimum I would suggest reading Night Embrace (3), Dance with the Devil (4), Devil May Cry (12), Acheron (15), and Retribution (20) before reading this book.
Even the socially inept need love but sometimes it takes a major felon to get them out of the lab. Great story with a few more, very welcome, twists than usual from Lynsay Sands. It quickly became one of my favourites in the Argeneau series. It was nice to see a more average than adonis male character for us male readers with a less than sculpted physique.
I wonder who the Argeneau Grand Dame will turn her match-making x-ray vision on next.
Bronson Pinchot provides another stellar performance in the third book of the President's Vampire series. The story is engaging but the lives of the "hero" and his sidekick are getting so dark it's depressing. A magical oath seems to be the only reason Cade doesn't greet the dawn. While for Zach, he gets to look forward to an empty, lonely, life performing a thankless service for a majority of people who consider him a loser. The last guy who had Zach's job left him all his worldly possessions which seemed to consist of an empty house, half a bottle of good whisky, and a really nice recliner. He hasn't moved in because he doesn't want to accept his life will be as empty as Griffin's, who, as Cade tells him, "used prostitutes for his urges." Patriotism is a powerful motivation but it can't be the only positive thing in Zach's life for the next 30+ years.
I was interested Christopher Farnworth's spin of vampires in the first two books but now it's more like the spin on A vampire, Cade. The only other vampire in the series, Tanya, is only mentioned in that she can't be found. Other vampires have never been explored even though they apparently have some sort of social organization. They have shunned Cade because he refuses to drink human blood plus vampires don't socialize with cattle. I guess its a good thing there haven't been more vampires in his stories. The way Christopher Farnworth describes his vampires, they kill a human everytime they feed and human blood makes them much stronger than Cade on his pig's blood diet.I know these stories don't take place in the "real" world and I know different worlds have different rules but this story is violating its own rules. Cade wonders if he will have to kill Tanya for killing humans but he wonders if he will be able to kill her because she drinks human blood so she should be stronger than him. We already know she has more abilities (she can shape change and fly)Unless there are no vampires in the US, I can't understand why Cade is still around. The vampires kill everytime they feed so he should have been sent out after them and, since they're stronger from the human blood, they should have kicked Cade's butt.
This was a promising series at the start but unless there is a major change I won't continue to follow it. I will definately wait for reviews before purchasing the next book
Larry Correia continues to entertain with his second novel in the Grimnior Chronicles. Time has advanced in his alternate universe moving from the pseudo-40s of the first novel into a pseudo-50s, where the only thing worse than being a commie is being an active. The Government has been infiltrated, the Grimnior framed, and anyone wearing the Grimnior ring is a target. Jake Sullivan leads the Grimnior efforts to fight back but he's being dogged by a beautiful Texan private eye. Larry Corriea's creative blender is set for pulp as fast cars, robotic soldiers, global conspiracies, and an unlikely ally are blended into a "spellbinding" adventure.
Bronson Pinchot provides another solid performance. He really is a fine narrator: unfortunately, when I hear his name all I can think of is his "Serge" character in the Beverly Hills Cop films. I guess it is a compliment that he has voiced such a memorial character.
I discovered Monster Hunters International last year and I have since read everything I could find by Larry Corriea. He has become one of my favourite authors and I look froward to his next release
I don't get time to read the print versions of anything so I prefer the audio version
Similar to the way Piers Anthony introduced people to his imaginative personification of Death in
The story is engaging, witty and fast paced, a real battery drainer (I couldn't say page turner for an audio book).
Yes, The story was rich and the characters were engaging
Yes, It is a very engaging story that quickly draws the reader in.
The main character Sunshine was my favorite
I felt the ending was aburpt. The ending seemed to be setup for a series but everything I could find suggests there won't be another book
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