Book Received: The Shadow’s Heir

On February 4, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ace (December 24, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425258238 Official Description: Laela Redguard was born with the black hair of the Northern kingdom and the blue eyes of the Southern people, forever marking her as a hated half-breed child of both. When her only family tie is severed, the fierce […]

Book Received: Supervolcano: All Fall Down

On February 1, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover; 1 edition (December 4, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464818 Official Description: In Supervolcano: Eruption, one of nature’s most destructive forces released its ferocity on an unsuspecting world. Now, New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals how the survivors of the disaster adapt to their new environment… In the […]

Book Received: Hunting Daylight

On January 28, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages Publisher: Berkley (February 5, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425250695 Official Description: Out of the shadows… For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling […]

Book Received: The Burn Zone

On January 25, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Roc (February 5, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451413407 Official Description: Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction—until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began. It’s been a rough day for Sam Shao. As part of a program that requires […]

Book Received: Doctor Who The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter

On January 21, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover; First Edition edition (December 31, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425261220 Official Description: Hurtling through a vortex beyond time and space is a police box that’s not a police box. The TARDIS has carried the Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Zoe, to all sorts of places, but now, when […]

Book Received: Darkness Hunts: A Dark Angels Novel

On December 10, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Signet Select (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451237129 Official Description: New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur returns to the enthralling Guardian World—and a twilight realm of danger and desire… Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and […]

Book Received: Magic for a Price

On December 6, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Roc (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464869 Official Description: For most of her life, Allison Beckstrom has used magic and accepted the heavy price it exacts. But now that all magic is poisoned, it’s no longer just using people—it’s killing them. With Portland about to descend into chaos, […]

Book Received: Black Lament

On November 29, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 042525657X Official Description: As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black deals with loss every day. But when tragedy touches her own life, Maddy will have to find the strength within to carry on… Devastated and grieving, Maddy unexpectedly finds hope with the […]

Book Received: The Dragon Men

On November 26, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Roc (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464885 Official Description: As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom…. Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork […]

Book Received: The Shattered Dark (A Shadow Reader Novel)

On November 22, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007812 Official Description: McKenzie Lewis has a gift. It allows her access to a world few have seen, and even fewer can comprehend. It’s her secret. And it exists in the shadows… McKenzie was a normal college student, save for one little […]

Book Received: Kris Longknife: Furious

On November 19, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007391 Official Description: Having used unorthodox methods to save a world—and every sentient being on it—Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast […]

Book Received: Collision Course

On November 15, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: NAL Trade (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451238079 Official Description: Only the strong will survive. But what does it mean to be strong? The “Smash” has been building for years—runaway national debt, escalating oil prices—but when order finally breaks down, it happens astonishingly fast. Economic collapse. Government in chaos. Gas […]

Book Received: Flame of Sevenwaters

On November 12, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 045146480X Official Description: Bestselling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock […]

Book Received: The Cassanda Project

On November 8, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937008711 Official Description: Two science fiction masters—Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick—team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the secret history of the US space program… Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being […]

Book Received: Bronze Summer

On November 5, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 11/6/2012 ISBN-13: 9780451464798 Official Description: Stephen Baxter’s “imaginative [and] bold”* novel Stone Spring drew readers into an alternate prehistoric scenario that now continues with Bronze Summer. Thousands of years have passed. And a wall that was built to hold back the sea, must now hold […]

Book Received: A Path to Coldness of Heart (Dread Empire)

On October 8, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 429 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (August 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1597803316 Official Description: At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook’s Dread Empire saga has arrived! King Bragi Ragnarson is a prisoner, shamed, nameless, and held captive by Lord Shih-kaa and the Empress Mist at the heart […]

Book Received: Seed

On October 5, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 350 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books; Book Club Edition edition (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1597803235 Official Description: It”s the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The […]

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Book Received: The Lost Stars

On October 3, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937077829 Official Description: Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series delivers “military science fiction at its best”* in every action-packed adventure. Now the New York Times bestselling author puts the Alliance fleet’s enemy in the spotlight as the people of the Syndicate Worlds attempt […]

Book Received: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Vol. 2

On September 28, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 328 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books (August 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 159780293X Official Description: Greg Egan’s The Clockwork Rocket introduced readers to an exotic universe where the laws of physics are very different from our own, where the speed of light varies in ways Einstein would never allow, and where intelligent life has […]

Book Received: Pathfinder Tales: Queen of Thorns

On September 26, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC. (November 13, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1601254636 Official Description: In the deep forests of Kyonin, elves live secretively among their own kind, far from the prying eyes of other races. Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation’s borders, and thus it’s a great honor for the […]

Book Received: Ghost of a Dream

On September 24, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace (August 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007731 Official Description: Meet the Carnacki Institute’s operatives—JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About […]

Book Received: The Vampire Combat Manual

On September 21, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425247651 Official Description: WHEN DARKNESS FALLS… WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD… WHEN THE HUNT IS ON—AND YOU ARE THE PREY… WILL YOU BE READY? In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to […]

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