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Menagerie
Menagerie
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jurassic Park, Cabin in the Woods, and Monster Quest, April 22, 2014
This review is from: Menagerie (Kindle Edition)
A macabre Jurassic Park combined with the final act of Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods and monster hunter reality shows such as Monster Quest, E. Stuart Marlowe’s Menagerie is a non-stop, gore-packed thrill ride which will leave you on the edge of your seat, simultaneously shuddering with horror and laughing with sadistically manic glee.
Gomer Horsenick travels the world with his ragtag team of monster hunters, seeking out the things that go bump in the night. Whenever a town or village becomes plagued by a mysterious beast of the unknown, Horsenick and his team arrive on site with their high-tech array of sensing/trapping gadgets and gizmos to capture the monster and bring it back to be displayed in Horsenick’s grisly zoo.

But when a small renegade group of monster rights activists unwittingly unleashes the motley menagerie loose upon the city, chaos and terror ensue.

Packed with enough monsters and gore to guarantee nightmares for at least a month, coupled with moments of tension-relieving humor (the tsukyogo, in particular, had me cackling fiendishly), and even some surprising moments of tenderness, Menagerie is a must-read for any horror enthusiast.

Menagerie is the debut novel of author and filmmaker E. Stuart Marlowe, a resident of Southern California.

Mark Sheldon


Jake West: The Keeper of the Stones
Jake West: The Keeper of the Stones
by M J Webb
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining new fantasy read!, May 10, 2011
A very enjoyable read and a fresh, original fantasy story from new author, MJ Webb. The book ended on just the right balance of questions answered and still leaving me wanting more. Some of the dialogue and inner monologues come off a bit expository, but that small detail aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and eagerly await future installments in the saga of Jake West!


Son of Ereubus (Guardians of Legend, Book 1)
Son of Ereubus (Guardians of Legend, Book 1)
by J. S. Chancellor
Edition: Perfect Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Epic Fantasy Adventure!, December 8, 2010
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An amazing read. JS Chancellor pulls you into her dark but beautiful world from the very first page. As the story and the puzzles delicately continue to unravel from there on, you only get pulled in further. The spawns of her imagination range from the beautifully innocent, to the horrifically depraved.

The heart of Chancellor's tale is the story of what happens when you suddenly find yourself in allegiance with your sworn mortal enemy - and her portrayal of that delicate conflict ...moreAn amazing read. JS Chancellor pulls you into her dark but beautiful world from the very first page. As the story and the puzzles delicately continue to unravel from there on, you only get pulled in further. The spawns of her imagination range from the beautifully innocent, to the horrifically depraved.

The heart of Chancellor's tale is the story of what happens when you suddenly find yourself in allegiance with your sworn mortal enemy - and her portrayal of that delicate conflict could teach us all - even those of us not of the realms of Adoria or Middengard - a thing or two about the values of tolerance and forgiveness.

She concludes this first installment in her trilogy with just enough questions answered, blended seamlessly with riddles still to be solved so that she leaves you thirsting for more. Which leads us to my only real complaint about this book: I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 2011 TO READ THE NEXT BOOK!!!!!! GARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

"Son of Ereubus" makes for an excellent read and I would not be at all surprised to see "The Guardians of Legend" trilogy included amongst the fantasy ranks of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Belgariad."


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