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Mistborn: Secret History
Mistborn: Secret History
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5.0 out of 5 stars another story worthy of the cosmre,, February 27, 2016
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If you loved the mistborn trilogy and you want to read more about Keliser after his death. this a worthy follow up to it.!

A Girl Corrupted by the Internet is the Summoned Hero?!
A Girl Corrupted by the Internet is the Summoned Hero?!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brief but, fun ride for while it lasts!!, February 27, 2016
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Yuuki a perverted girl when she was... ahem, relieving herself, is summoned to another world. where she is the hero and is destined to win against the wicked emperor by 100%. Unfortunately, she's not particularly interested in saving the world. Yuuki is more interested in fulfilling her more lustful needs. Hijinks ensue.

The main meat and heart of the story is of Yuuki Yugano and her snarking. Every time she comments on something it was hilarious, which made for a fun read!

While I definitely enjoyed the story there are two small flaws with it. The first is the length, even for a light novel, I found it a little too short for my taste. (When comparing other titles such as No Game No Life and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon.) And the notable lack of interior illustrations may turn a few people off from fully enjoying this Ebook.

While is brief its a fun ride while it lasts. If Eliezer Yudkowsky decides to continue this into a series. I will gladly pick up the sequel.

My final rating 4.5 out of 5

The Arcanist
The Arcanist
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovers of The Powdermage trilogy and The Iron kingdoms will love this ebook., February 24, 2016
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This review is from: The Arcanist (Kindle Edition)
When I was looking through amazon for the latest fantasy for my kindle. I saw the cover for this book, I'm a sucker for guns and magic. Like The Powdermage trilogy and warmachine/ Iron kingdoms RPG.

The story involves Edouard the third son of the count of house Barris who was free to tinker with his machines and use his magic in peace. Provided that he didn't embarrass his family... too much. But after a herd of mammoths trampled the kings ball and destroys his castle. Edouard's brother Marcus drags him along due to the kings orders to get to the bottom of this attack on Theria.

I will say this the beginning starts off very strongly. But the middle has a tendency to drag on more then it needed to but toward the end it picked right back up to the original pace but the climax did fell a tad rushed.

Greg Curtis definitely knows how to write, it shows in the characters.

Edouard is a pretty decent. Starting of as a useless noble to a hero in his own right.
The main antagonist Simon the weasel, Edouard's older brother (Edouard's full title is Edouard the Owl). Is just a complete bastard and he steals the show for me. And what happens to him in the end well... you'll just have to read to find out. The other characters like Marcus and Kyriel were very well done. But the other minor characters actions seem to exist just to move the story along. There is some good battles and some creative monsters that are in this book. If he continues this series or wants to revisit this world again, I will gladly pick up the next instalment.

Hare Today, Nerd Tomorrow (Weight Gain Illustrated Story)
Hare Today, Nerd Tomorrow (Weight Gain Illustrated Story)
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you like furries and weight gain you will like this., January 28, 2016
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The third ebook in a joint collaboration between T.F. Wright and Volkenfox.

After injuring her foot in a race, Becky the rabbit goes becomes very depressed because she came in second place. Where she gains weight, finds new nerdy friends that accept her new self; then competes her transition into an obese nerd.

T.F. Wright is very efficient with his writing. He knows what needs to happen and doesn't meander around and doesn't put in pointless fluff. If there is a slight flaw in the ebook while Becky is a decent character, the supporting ones are a little on the flat side.
The transition from an athletic track star to fat nerd is pretty well done. The illustrations Volkenfox are excellent and complement the story being told rather than overshadowing it.

If you like weight gain and furries, you will definitely enjoy this story!

If you like weight gain and kind of like furries, give this ebook a try.

If you like weight gain and don't like furries, then you might want to give this a pass

Farlander (Heart of the World)
Farlander (Heart of the World)
by Colin Buchanan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $24.99
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2.0 out of 5 stars If there is one word to describe Farlander it would be Bland., March 15, 2015
This book about a guild of warriors called the Roshun who, for a fee, agree to avenge their clients. They are given special seals that if someone should kill them they react to there clients deaths. Letting the Roshun know and avenge them.

While billed as "assassins," they aren't really, since they only exact retribution for deaths that might happen, rather than accepting general contracts to kill. When I read that part I thought, Isn't that tad overcomplicated.

The story main focus on the Roshun Ash realizing he is getting old and needs to find an apprentice, so he finds one in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. As well as Nico a desperate boy from Bar-Khos who agrees to become his apprentice in exchange of getting out of gaol.

It should be an action packed filled with lots of sword fights an action scenes. Too bad that the middle just drags and drags. It drags on so long that by the time they finally go to assassinate The matriarch's son (I know he has, but at that point I don't care.)

It takes its time with characters that have nothing to do with the main story. You just want to skim over the chapters with them just to get main plot of this book. It makes you wish they should have been cut, and are just there for filler.

I should talk about the world building at first you think its interesting, having steampunk and magic elements then you realize its not and the magic is barely there it might as well not even be there.

The ending is very unexpected and It did come as a shock to me. But after an hour later I realized something, that I just didn't care about anything for the characters and felt like an moron for feeling like that when characters didn't do anything that deserved an emotional response. And most likely not be continuing the series.

If you want a good assassin fantasy read the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks or, Shadow Saga by Jon Sprunk or, The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.

Citadel of Fire (The Ronin Saga Book 2)
Citadel of Fire (The Ronin Saga Book 2)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To the city of Farbs, March 1, 2015
I read the first book of the Ronin Saga The knife's Edge. While not perfect it was a deeply satisfying and enjoyable read on my Kindle. when I heard about the next book in the series, Citadel of fire. So I preorder it on Kickstarter. When it arrived I was eager to read the book.

Taking place right after the first book. Gray and friends have just entered Farhaven and are headed to the city of fire, Farbs. To rescue his grandfather Ezrah from the citadel. The story flows at a fine pace but starts a little on the slow side. But once you get past the slow beginning pages it becomes much more intense. there is lots of action and betrayals that make you keep reading, just to find out what will happen next. The world doesn't get diminished its as interesting as it was in the previous book. But it is the characters that really make the story shine Gray is just as good as it was the Knife's Edge but at times suffers from some "Hero Ball" moments. Darius the Rouge is one of my favorite characters in this series so far he is a delight to read> But the new character that I loved the most in this book is Zane. In some ways I Like him more than Gray. When he was on the page I wanted to know more about him. While he doesn't over shadow the others (at some points he gets close to it,) rather he compliments the and makes a fine addition to the cast of the Ronin Saga.

Not only do they have to contend with the forces of the citadel they also have to deal with Darkeye's forces and his machinations for Farbs and makes for a nasty presence for them to deal with.

All this comes to a head in the last chapters with a very satisfying conclusion to the story leading up to the next book in the Ronin saga. If there was one small flaw, while you could read this as a stand alone story, I would not recommend it. You would confused and would be cheating yourself out of a great series. I would highly recommend book as a worthy follow up to the Knife's Edge. And will be looking forward to the next title in the Ronin Saga.

Quest Seekers: The Wyrmstone
Quest Seekers: The Wyrmstone
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4.0 out of 5 stars A diamond in the rough., January 3, 2015
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After quitting as a tavern maid at the Tall Jugs Tavern. Sarena finally decides to follow her idol Mia Lovett and become an adventurer. She is joined by, Stockton an amateur wizard-to-be, and Goodwin a thief that's not so good with the charm. Together they set out into the world, there fist quest to stop the mage Vistra from using the titular Wyrmstone from to take over the land.

The writing is good and dose flow well. The story itself seems to be a bit on the cliche side but that helps to highlight the humor in the book. The characters are fun to read as well. If there is flaw in the book it is that the pacing is little too short for my taste, it could have at least have been fifty pages longer, so we have more development for the world. That being said I did enjoy this story and will check out more books in this series. If your looking for a quick read this is the book for you.

Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One
Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One
Offered by Macmillan
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3.0 out of 5 stars good ideas lackluster story, January 31, 2014
In the Shima isles a world that is a cross between steampunk and feudal Japan, also with elements from Warhammer. Yoritomo the shogun, has a dream about himself riding on an arashitora into battle. A thunder tiger, like a griffin but has tiger hindquarters instead of lion hindquarters. So he orders Masaru to find one or else he will be killed. This is made more difficult since they are supposedly extinct.

Yukiko is the daughter of the hunter and drunk Masaru. She has the ability to mentally talk to animals. she must hide her ability or the machine worshipers of the lotus guild burn her for being `impure'.

As soon as there on the sky-ship they find and capture thunder tiger and mentally commuicates with is (who she names Buruu) like the dragon riders -- I mean the heralds of Valdemar -- I mean this unoriginal concept! Then the sky-ship crashes and then Yukino and Buruu are forced to survive in the wilderness on the journey back to Kigen city.

The setting does a good job A harsh polluted oppressive land. However, I feel that while the setting unique, the story itself just doesn't work. It feels done before and done better. The characters are somewhat forgettable. I might remember two or three of them. Yukiko comes off as a bland action girl that is flat. The only thing that is remarkable about her is that she has psychic powers, and thats all. Buruu starts out okay but its obvious he can't carry the story himself. Yoritomo is just one of those villains that are eye-rolled and groaned at. and afterword are pretty much forgotten.

While I find that this book has a lot of good ideas and concepts this story just wastes them. I will not be continuing is series. If you want to read this, get it from the library.


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2.0 out of 5 stars A decent story idea but, mediocre execution and writing hold it back, July 19, 2013
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This review is from: Extraterrestrials (Kindle Edition)
This ebook is about two alien races straight out of a spore creature creator. The Doodas (a race of scientists.) that are being invaded being invaded by another alien the Grubboxes (a race of nomadic psychopaths.) The protagonist of the story, Dookdook,after surviving an attack by the Grubboxes. He then joins up with Tacktack who latter be an antagonist just to pad out the ebook. However where as Dookdook wants to fight back, Tacktack wants to evacuate the entire surviving Dooda population. Dookdook meets Tacktack's assistant Puckpuck who becomes Dookdooks love interest.

Dookdook's main character trait is that, unlike the vast majority of the scientific Dooda race, he is into philosophy. This may sound like a minor detail about the character. But, Eng constantly uses this as an excuse to spout his own beliefs. It's like he honestly thinks that this is the greatest ideas that ever existed. Instead it kind of comes of as that of that drunk that thinks he discovered the meaning of life but, you realize that it is just a bunch of barely coherent nonsense. Frankly Dookdook is almost a well-rounded character by default out of all the walking pieces of cardboard that are the "supporting characters." honestly they all bleed together and I could not tell you one from another.

The action scenes are the only good parts of the ebook there is an energy to them as opposed to characters just standing around pretty much emotionless with bland dailog and me not caring. the final battle in the ebook is very entertaining, is one of the high points of the ebook. But, in-between the action there is a lot of padding.

The other problem with the writing, is the profanity I do not mind swear words in my story, it's just that Eng is very inconsistent with it. For example you'll read one of the four letter words then a few pages latter you will find a word that could have been easily have used that swear word replaced with something that a first grader of there parents. other than that the prose is mostly passable at best.

If you want to read about fighting aliens as well as an alien invasion, would highly recommend The Human Chronicles Saga by T.R. Harris.

The Aquarium
The Aquarium
by Kenneth Eng
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I would rather drown!, October 2, 2012
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2005 I read Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate, book that gained infamy because of "Asian Supremacist" Kenneth Eng. The book itself was a barely cohesive mess, with world building that pushed my suspension of disbelief and in cases broke it. A filled with two dimensional characters that are forgettable.

Its been seven years since his last book was published. Has he improved in that time? Sadly no.

The story has a setting that would make Simon R. Green proud. Unlike Simon R. Green, Eng can't pull it off. The plot is that C.I.A picks up a large Psychic Energy Reading, and a team is sent to investigate. The agents that are sent are:

Trevor Legends: Who is pretty much the Mary-Sue of this story. I mean he has so little flaws its borderline ridiculous.

Xed Kang: A stereotypical butch lesbian, which only exists just to be a foil to Trevor.

Braxton Song: The big guy that "graduated" Ivy League. He is only intelligent when the plot requires him to be. Other wise for all intents and purposes he's just a dumb brute.

Adolf Truong: An unstable agent that fails to be interesting.

Rayner Yamazaki: Only exists just to give the mission briefing and, be first one to die.

Chandler Landsman: He just serves to be a plot device that screws up the mission. Later at the end he proves to be the Tv tropes definition of "to dumb to live."
As they are investigating the area, they find a hidden trap door, which they enter into the titular aquarium. That is filled with mutant fish that all want to kill them. The rest of the ebook is the agents fighting and trying to escape the said aquarium.

There are moments in this book that made me say in this book that made me say, "Are you kidding me!" Such as leeches that when they bite you are infected with the AIDS virus, not some sort of venom or toxin. People's limbs are torn off and there are still capable of fighting and not bleeding to death. The C.I.A can give someone a medieval broadsword. And talking dolphins, Are you kidding me.
The ebook's prose is awful, being both clunky and shows it being amateur. The dialog is even worse and doesn't even sound like anything anyone would say. There are a few bad lines that are both stilted and groan-worthy!

What make this even worse is that's only 78% of the ebook the other 12% is some philosophical mumbo-jumbo that I don't care about. I also doubt that anyone would care about it ether. Because, if anyone wanted to read philosophy why are they reading the ebook with psychic crystals and mutant fish?

I'm not going to call this ebook crap because, that would be an insult to crap! I'd like to throw it ageist the wall but since this is an ebook so it only would wreck my kindle, (and I just go this replaced!) I'll just say this: for $2.99 it's still felt like I paid too much!

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