Dark Moon, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? David Gemmell is comfort food for speculative fiction fans who crave old style heroic fantasy. Although some of his earlier work totters on (and sometimes fall off) the edge of mediocrity, …

Stormrider, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Stormrider is the fourth book in Gemmell’s Rigante series (and I think there’s also one that has yet to make it across the Atlantic). It, along with Ravenheart, continues the story …

Winter Warriors, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? David Gemmell is a good writer. He’s proved that to me and I have no question as to his capability. That’s part of the problem. I know what he’s capable of. When …

Hero in the Shadows, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I find myself quite capable of containing the excitement. I have to go on record before I begin my review as not being impressed by any of Mr. Gemmell’s Waylander novels so …

Tatooine Ghost, by Troy Denning

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? Tatooine Ghost (TG) is the latest hardcover novel in the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars franchise. The advertising promotes it as being a story about the newlyweds, Han Solo and …

Quest for Lost Heroes, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I’ve been very effusive of my praise for David Gemmell’s ‘Rigante’ books. I’ve finished another of Mr. Gemmell’s books, this time Quest for Lost Heroes. Now, I don’t know much about the …

The Wolf King, by Alice Borchardt

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Valerie Frankel Have you read this book? The Wolf King carries readers back to the fall of the Roman empire, a time of ghosts and werewolves, in this breathtaking historic fantasy adventure. Alice Borchard sprinkles her novel with …

Ravenheart, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? If Sword in the Storm was Morte d’Arthur and Midnight Falcon was Gladiator, then Ravenheart is part Rob Roy and part Braveheart. There’s also a fair dash of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverly …

Midnight Falcon, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? Following many years after the story told in Sword in the Storm, Midnight Falcon is the second of David Gemmell’s Rigante books. While Sword in the Storm had many similarities to the …

Sword in the Storm, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I have read David Gemmell before. Many years ago, I read Waylander II, or some such novel. As you can tell, it had little impact on me. Granted, it proved an enjoyable …

Sagitarius Whorl, by Julian May

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? The third (and final?) book in the Rampart Worlds series is similar to the first two — another installment of the Continuing Adventures of Asahel Frost. Mr. Frost is the …

The Scar, by China Mieville

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? China Mieville brought a bold and unforgiving new vision to speculative fiction with Perdido Street Station. The Scar is a sequel more in spirit than in narrative (although a few filaments of character …

Star Wars: A New Hope, by George Lucas

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? After watching the latest Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones, for the second time, recently, I left the theater feeling wistful and wishing for the good old days. Suffice to …

Perseus Spur, by Julian May

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? After the quasi-epic Pliocene Exile/Galatic Milieu books, this light SF detective adventure is quite a departure for May. Helmut Icicle is the alias of a falsely convicted criminal living on …

Heroes Die, by Matthew Woodring Stover

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I liked Heroes Die a lot, and that bothers me for two reasons. First, this book could be considered little more than a glorified Chuck Norris movie translated to an SF/F …

Timeline, by Michael Crichton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Time travel has been a popular genre subject ever since Mark Twain sent his Yankee back to the Court of King Arthur in 1889. So perhaps it’s fitting that for his …