The Physicians of Vilnoc

The Physicians of Vilnoc
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranen Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2021-07-31
  • ISBN : 1645240215

The Physicians of Vilnoc Book Review:

When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc, the port capital of the duchy of Orbas, Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydia to resurrect Penric's medical skills and solve its lethal riddle. In the grueling days that follow, Pen will find that even his magic is not enough to meet the challenges without help from dedicated new colleagues--and the god of mischance. The Physicians of Vilnoc follows about a year after the events of The Orphans of Raspay.

Penric's Demon

Penric's Demon
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-05-31
  • ISBN : 1596067691

Penric's Demon Book Review:

Penric's Mission

Penric's Mission
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2017-11-30
  • ISBN : 1596068442

Penric's Mission Book Review:

Sorcerer Penric, who is possessed by a clever chaos demon named Desdemona, has his clandestine mission of diplomacy to Cedonia upended when he finds himself gravely injured and imprisoned in the darkest of dungeons.

The Orphans of Raspay

The Orphans of Raspay
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2020-06-30
  • ISBN : 1596069724

The Orphans of Raspay Book Review:

Penric's Progress

Penric's Progress
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781982124298

Penric's Progress Book Review:

MYSTERY AND MAGIC FROM A LEGENDARY MASTER Footloose nobleman Penric journeys from young lord to sorcerer and scholar in the Bastard’s Order—and solves mysteries along the way. Penric’s Demon: On the way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric happens upon a riding accident and stops to help. But the victim is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is The Bastard, “master of all disasters out of season.” As she lies dying, she passes her strange powers to Penric—and changes the course of his life forever. Penric and the Shaman: Now a divine of the Bastard’s Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, Penric must accompany a Locator of the Father’s Order assigned to capture a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend. Penric’s Fox: When Penric—sorcerer, scholar, and divine in the Bastard’s Order—travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald, he once again finds himself embroiled in a mystery. The body of a sorceress has been found in the woods, and it is up to Penric and his friends, Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl, to unravel a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Penric's Demon: “A novella filled with a satisfying blend of strong characters and wry humor.”—Publishers Weekly About Lois McMaster Bujold: "The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author's narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended."—Booklist "If you love solid space opera rooted in strong character, you can't go wrong . . . The Warrior's Apprentice already displays the craft and the heart which would soon make Lois McMaster Bujold one of the most feted talents in SF."—SF Reviews “Bujold is adept at worldbuilding and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly on Diplomatic Immunity

Mira's Last Dance

Mira's Last Dance
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2018-06-30
  • ISBN : 159606854X

Mira's Last Dance Book Review:

Riddle in Stone

Riddle in Stone
  • Author : Robert Evert
  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 527
  • Relase : 2013-02-26
  • ISBN : 9781938120954

Riddle in Stone Book Review:

A debut novel of epic fantasy featuring an unlikely hero and his life-changing adventure from the author of the Quests of the Kings Trilogy. Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died, the Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund, a stuttering librarian who knows a secret—one that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Fleeing from relentless peril, Edmund wages a solitary battle against an ancient evil. But how can one man succeed when so many before him have failed? “This unique plot is oozing creativity. You have to give it a read to properly understand why . . . You will not be disappointed, it is an excellent read!” —Only the Indies “In many ways, Riddle in Stone harkens back to the early days of modern fantasy where the hero is really an everyman confronted with an impossible task and, despite his own innocence, insecurities, and sense of inadequacy, accomplishes that which the great heroes of the time could not. Yet, there are enough differences to give it a fresh feel.” —Maxine McLister

Swing Dancing

Swing Dancing
  • Author : Tamara Stevens,Erin Stevens
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2011-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780313375187

Swing Dancing Book Review:

Telling a riveting true story of the emergence and development of an American icon, this book traces swing dancing from its origins to its status as a modern-day art form. • Contains insights from personal interviews with a variety of prominent dancers, scholars, and historians • Presents a chronology of the emergence of vernacular American dancing and the development of swing, from colonial times to the present day • Includes numerous illustrations and photographs depicting the diverse influences on the genre, from legendary musicians to iconic swing dancers and more • Contains a select bibliography of diverse source material, such as books, films, and magazine and newspaper articles • Provides a helpful index offering access to names, places, people, and all important subjects

The Prisoner of Limnos

The Prisoner of Limnos
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1596068841

The Prisoner of Limnos Book Review:

Young Romance

Young Romance
  • Author : Jack Kirby,Joe Simon
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2012-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781606995020

Young Romance Book Review:

In the late 1940s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ― creators of Captain America ― set the comics world on fire with the creation of a new genre that resulted in some of the best-selling American comic books of all time: the romance comics. The stories they created were exciting, innovative, and beautifully drawn, and remain a high point in both artists’ careers, even as Kirby went on to become the unrivaled King of Comics and co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of many of the most iconic characters in American history.

Wake Me Up When I'm a Size 5

Wake Me Up When I'm a Size 5
  • Author : Cathy Guisewite
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 0836220692

Wake Me Up When I'm a Size 5 Book Review:

Collects 366 new cartoons featuring "Cathy," the heroine for the 1980's single working woman, and dealing with mothers, boyfriends, bosses, and chocolate

The Seven Daughters of Eve

The Seven Daughters of Eve
  • Author : Bryan Sykes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 367
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0552148768

The Seven Daughters of Eve Book Review:

In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of the discovery of the Ice Man and his age, which was put at over five thousand years old, fascinated the world. But what made the story particularly extraordinary was that Professor Sykes was also able to track down a living generic relative of the Ice Man, a woman living in Britain today. How was he able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago? In The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes gives us a first hand account of his research into a remarkable gene which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line and shows how it is being used to track our genetic ancestors through time and space. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world he found that they had clustered around a handful of distinct groups. In Europe there are only seven. The conclusion: almost everyone of native European descent, wherever they live in the world, can trace their ancestry back to one of seven women, the Seven Daughters of Eve. He has named them Ursula, Xenia, Helena, Velda, Tara, Katrine and Jasmine. In this remarkable scientific adventure story we learn exactly how our origins can be traced, how and where our ancient genetic ancestors lived, what their live were like and how we are each living proof of the almost miraculous strength of our DNA which has survived and prospered over so many thousands of years to reach us today. It is a book that not only presents the story of our evolution in a wholly new light, but also strikes right at the heart of ourselves as individuals and of our sense of identity.

Masquerade in Lodi

Masquerade in Lodi
  • Author : Lois Mcmaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2021-12-31
  • ISBN : 1645240479

Masquerade in Lodi Book Review:

Bastard's Eve is a night of celebration for most residents in the canal city of Lodi--but not for sorcerer Learned Penric and his Temple demon Desdemona, who find themselves caught up in the affairs of a shiplost madman, a dangerous ascendant demon, and a very unexpected saint of the fifth god. This novella falls between Penric's Fox and Penric's Mission in the internal chronology of the Penric & Desdemona tales.

The Use of Medieval Weaponry

The Use of Medieval Weaponry
  • Author : Eric Lowe
  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2020-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781913504267

The Use of Medieval Weaponry Book Review:

From fantasy novels and cosplay to Renaissance festivals and roleplaying games, the love for medieval weapons runs deep. But how were they actually used? In The Use of Medieval Weaponry, historical fencing instructor and competitive fighter, Eric Lowe brings together the words of over a dozen medieval masters, as well as the practical experience of contemporary historical European martial artists, to answer this deceptively simple question. For the first time, learn to see weapons from the perspective, not of ancient generals or modern museum curators, but the people holding the sword. Compare weapons in combat, consider the pros and cons of different types and styles, and discover how medieval warriors adapted their art to their favorite tools. Whether you are an armchair enthusiast or a fighter ready to step up your game, Lowe takes you inside the world of medieval martial arts as no one else can.

Murder with Monsters

Murder with Monsters
  • Author : K. Katzmann
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2015-10-08
  • ISBN : 1517706742

Murder with Monsters Book Review:

New York Life Isn't Easy for a Dead GirlIt's hard enough working homicide when your diet consists of human blood, but detective Mildred Heavewater tries not to get hungry at work. Her crime scenes are even messier than usual, considering they all involve inter-species crime. Werewolves, wendigos, and gargoyles all keep life interesting. Add on a ghostly Jewish mother and a lovesick sasquatch co-worker, and Mildred thought she had a full set of problems. That was before the most impossible murder in New York history showed up.Golems are clay people, super-strong and pretty nice. Heck, they're programmed by their creators not to harm humans. That's why the whole city is shocked when a golem is accused of murder. A teenage rabbi turns up with a snapped neck encased in clay, and all signs point to the simpleminded golem school janitor. With the press stampeding in, Mildred has mere days to prove that someone much more dangerous has framed the poor clay schlub from behind the scenes.Time is ticking as inter-species tensions flare throughout New York. If Mildred can't clear the good name of golems everyone, blood and clay will run in the streets. She's got a strict time limit to deal with and still has to grapple with immortal Babylonian warriors, vampire junkies, the selfie-obsessed Jersey Devil, and the terror of Kosher sushi. Something just may kill this dead girl yet.

Penric and the Shaman

Penric and the Shaman
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2017-02-28
  • ISBN : 1596068159

Penric and the Shaman Book Review:

Penric's Travels

Penric's Travels
  • Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher : Baen
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 1982125381

Penric's Travels Book Review:

TALES OF A NEW FANTASY HERO FROM LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD, TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME! Includes Penric’s Mission, Mira’s Last Dance, and The Prisoner of Limnos. Penric does it his way! Follow-up to collection Penric's Progress. Penric’s Mission Learned Penric, a sorcerer and divine of the Bastard’s Order, has faced danger and intrigue many times before. Now, he finds himself on his first covert diplomatic mission. Penric must travel across the sea to Cedonia in an attempt to secure the services of the Cedonian General Arisaydia for the Duke of Adria. But nothing is as it seems. No sooner than he has arrived, Penric finds himself tossed into a dungeon. If Penric is to survive, he’ll have to navigate treacherous politics—and his own feelings for the young widowed sister of the General. Mira’s Last Dance Penric, suffering from injuries attained while escaping from the Cedonian dungeon in which he was imprisoned, must now guide General Arisaydia and his widowed sister, Nikys, across the last hundred miles of hostile Cedonia to safety in the Duchy of Orbas. In the town of Sosie, the fugitive party encounters unexpected delays and even more unexpected opportunities and hazards, as the courtesan Mira of Adria, one of the ten dead women whose imprints make up the personality of the chaos demon Desdemona, comes to the fore with her own special expertise. The Prisoner of Limnos Penric and Nikys have reached safety in the Duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court and confined in a precarious island sanctuary. Now, Nikys, Penric, and Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more, finding along the way that family relationships can be as unexpectedly challenging as any rescue scheme. About Penric's Demon: “A novella filled with a satisfying blend of strong characters and wry humor.”—Publishers Weekly About Lois McMaster Bujold: “The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author's narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended.”—Booklist “If you love solid space opera rooted in strong character, you can't go wrong . . . The Warrior's Apprentice already displays the craft and the heart which would soon make Lois McMaster Bujold one of the most feted talents in SF.”—SF Reviews “Bujold is adept at worldbuilding and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly on Diplomatic Immunity

Crimson Strike

Crimson Strike
  • Author : Nick Webb,Jacob Rennaker,Peter Bostrom
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2021-02-15
  • ISBN : 9798709467712

Crimson Strike Book Review:

Private Lucas Walker is on top of the world. He's got a glowing laser sword, a power glove, and a warrior cat he rides into battle--items straight out of his favorite science fiction stories. But this is real life, and he's pretty satisfied with himself for having saved the solar system from invasion.But he can't rest on his laurels. Neptune's moon Triton is the next target of the spatial-temporal vortex, and is invaded by an army of what seem like vampires. And to make matters worse, Walker's newfound powers seem to be fading, and hope seems lost.Earth needs a hero again. Can Private Lucas Walker go two for two? Laser sword? Check. Power glove? Check. Warrior cat? Check. Give the alien vampires an ass-kicking? No problem.

The Med Series

The Med Series
  • Author : Murray Leinster
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781473227323

The Med Series Book Review:

Roving through the uncharted vastness of deep space, Med Serviceman Calhoun of the Interplanetary Medical Service brings his mission of healing to isolated colonists far from Earth. Alone in his starship with only his pet tormal for companionship, Calhoun plunges into an uncharted void without stars or nebulae...discovers a planet whose inhabitants starve to death amid a bounty of food...and dares a quarantined world ruled by galactic untouchables!

Stranger Planet

Stranger Planet
  • Author : Nathan W. Pyle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2020-06-16
  • ISBN : 9780063022645

Stranger Planet Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Strange Planet, featuring more hilarious and poignant adventures from the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colorful world. In this eagerly awaited sequel, Nathan takes us back to his charming and instantly recognizable planet colored in bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, providing more escapades, jokes, and p h r a s e s. Nathan mixes his most popular Instagram comics with more than thirty original works created exclusively for this second volume to explore four major topics: traditions, nature, emotions, and knowledge. He inducts new and longtime fans into a strangely familiar world and its culture, from “cohesion” (marriage) to “mild poison” (alcohol) to the full lyrics to “The Small Eight-Legged Creature” (sung to the tune of The Itsy-Bitsy Spider). Bright, colorful, and whimsical—yet charmingly familiar—Stranger Planet is out-of-this-world fun.