BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 826 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Erewhon has broken from the Manticoran Alliance. Even within its borders, division is rife. As spies and operatives from across the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 710 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 The nation of Erewhon's ties to Mantciore have never been weaker. Overlooked by the current parliament, rebellion is brewing. As both … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: Spaceside, by Michael Mammay

-Major spoilers for Panetside- Publisher: HarperVoyager Series: Planetside (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 347 Publication Date: 05/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5   Carl Butler is a war hero, the man who did what no one else was willing to do. Carl Butler is a war criminal, the man who committed an act of genocide on an unparalleled … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spaceside, by Michael Mammay

BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera/Grimdark Pages: 266 Publication Date: 07/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Her husband dead (by her own command) Chettamandey Brobantis faces an uphill battle to emerge as the new leader of her Navigator House. And when planets start disappearing, things only get more complicated . . . Mike Brooks' debut Warhammer 40,000 novel … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

Publisher: Tor Series: A Memory Called Empire (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 448 Publication Date: 04/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   Mahit is the new ambassador to the Teixcalaanli Empire. With her predecessor dead, likely murdered, and a war brewing, it's going to be a rough assignment... As a general rule, I find that you can judge … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

Publisher: Arrow Series: Standalone Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 373 Publication Date: 27/07/2017 Verdict: 5/5   Inferno Squad are the Empire's finest. But even they had to start somewhere. Not a sequel to Battlefront: Twilight Company, but a prequel to Battlefront II's campaign mode, Inferno Squad is by far the best direct game tie-in I've … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden