Cornwell skillfully illuminates the competing cultures of the 10th Century; the conflict between Dane and Saxon is examined with sympathy and insight...
...politically savvy but militarily uneventful novel that bridges the gap between the last novel and the expected sequel.
It’s vintage Clancy...stuff, full of cool technology and cardboard characters... with a story that, given enough suspended disbelief, is a pleasing fairy tale for people who like things that blow up.
An unconventional history of ballooning, this quirky, endearing, and enticing collection melds the spirit of discovery with chemistry, physics, engineering, and the imagination.
All the author’s strengths are in evidence—his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters.
While the outcome is never in doubt, the woman’s meeting with Lucian in the present day holds more than one surprise.
There is something funny, even endearing, about such a dark and desperate view of a future — a ravaged world emerging from alarmingly familiar trends — that is so jam-packed with the gifts of imagination, invention, intelligence and joy.
I so wish I could give Rock Chick Revolution even a marginal recommendation, but the truth is, unless you’re an avid fan of the series, you’re most likely going to be disappointed. I know I was.
Silva seems intent on reassuring readers he knows whereof he speaks by lacing the narrative with historical factoids and geographical minutia each time Allon sets foot in a new locale. Literate, top-notch action laced with geopolitical commentary.
It just wasn’t good. I’m sorry. Troy Denning seems like a very nice guy, but this book was simply not good. And for that, you just shouldn’t buy it. Or read it. Or even acknowledge its existence.
...this character's story stuck faithfully to real life.
Ultimately, The Silent Wife reads like an insightful, well-written, carefully annotated case file than it does a novel.
A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about The Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.
This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan.
Between the ruined world and the mutants, there’s plenty of threats to keep the pages turning. Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness.
The plot-driven books in the Theorodre Boone series focus on the story more than the characters. Like Nancy Drew, Theodore is somewhat two-dimensional, missing the real depth of a teenager.
Sloppily plotted, turgidly written, "Inferno" is so poorly constructed, so uninvolving...that it makes "The Bridges of Madison County" look like "The Great Gatsby,"...
...everything feels totally real, and that makes it all the more riveting. Nothing short of amazing.
Witty banter, sarcasm, love triangles and flying ponies (compliments of Eleanor) will be found in this story. The writing style may not be out of this world but it's a brilliant holiday read.
Readers that fell in love with Shadow and Bone will be highly satisfied with the continuation of the story and the cliffhanger ending will have you hungry for book three, Ruin and Rising.