Highwayman, by R. A. Salvatore

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: CDS Books Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I honestly didn’t expect much from the Highwayman. Mostly, it was an interest to read a non-D&D novel from R. A. Salvatore. He is extremely popular, yet I could only finish …

Duke of Uranium, by John Barnes

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Warner Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? With the Duke of Uranium, John Barnes has singing-on nailed science fiction high-adventure. Toktru. Not only that, but he’s added some cool slang, masen? The Duke of Uranium isn’t very …

Zulu Heart, by Steven Barnes

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Warner Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I was actually a little bit worried when I got my hands on Zulu Heart, the sequel to Steven Barnes’ fabulous Lion’s Blood. My review of that book tells you …

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 …

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 …

Sky of Swords, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? The third novel in Dave Duncan’s “King’s Blades” setting, Sky of Swords is a story of intrigue, betrayal, fear and politics rife with narrow escapes, bribery, love and, of course, swords. …

Lord of the Fire Lands, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? The second book of Dave Duncan’s ‘King’s Blades’ series begins as a book of the King’s Blades but then morphs into something else. While two of the main characters are Blades, …

The Gilded Chain, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? Imagine that Sir Thomas More had not only lived as a master swordsman, but that he had never needed to choose sides in Henry VIII’s “Great Cause”. If you …

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 …