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Book Review: Bloody Rose

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames, The Band #2 Live fast, die young. Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown. When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It's adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death. It's time to take a walk on the wyld side. Last year saw the release of Kings of the Wyld, the first book in "the Band" series by Nicholas Eames. This book caught me by surprise. Kings of the Wyld of filled with a lot of cool ideas that came to full fruition with Nicholas' perfect execution.  The events of Bloody Rose pick up a few years later after Kings of the Wyld. Though the title says Bloody Rose, the main pr

Serial Pub: Bullet Catcher s01e01

Bullet Catcher s01e01 by Joaquin Lowe Imma Moreno has no kind of life in no kind of town. Her parents are dead, her brother probably is too. When a stranger arrives, a stranger who can bend bullets to his will, she figures she has nothing to lose. So like a cobalt shadow cast in the sand, she follows him into the wastes. She's hoping to find answers, purpose, maybe even some kind of life. What she finds will change not only her life, but her whole world. Just to start things off. Bullet Catcher  is the latest addition to the Serial Pub line up of serials. This serial is a western themed one, you would probably already have guessed that by its name, with hints of True Grit meets The Dark Tower. As a big SK fan i had to catch a frist glimpse of this serial.  Meet Imma Moreno. Orphaned and bought to do the dirty dishes in a bar. At a young age, Imma witnessed how here house was burned down. These memories still visit her on a regular basis. Together with her brother Nikko

Book Review: Foundryside

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, Founders #1  Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.  But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.  Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them.  To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies,

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn

Book Review: The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn.  Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief. Rakish, ambitious, and master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he'll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand. Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers, and thieves, he sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. But it soon becomes clear there's more at stake than fame and glory -Ard and his team might just be the last hope for human civilization.   There are a few titles that come out every now and then that catch me by the title. Having been away from the book review for quite some time I actually haven't looked into books that I wanted to read. Being a father of two young kids takes quite the time away from you. Anyway. Titles. They should draw you in and if the title of this book doesn't do it, I dont know what will work for you