Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday Book Review

Tales From Alternate Earths by Jessica Holmes

Five star review of Tales from Alternate Earths, an anthology of short stories by various authors

An anthology from Inkling Press of eight alternate history stories. How did time travel cause the extinction of the dinosaurs? What if China had converted to Islam and sailed eastward, reaching South America? What if London had been bombed? Each story is a fast read, some more fun than others. Most have surprising endings. I enjoyed every one.

The Edge of Ruin by Melinda M. Snodgrass

Four star review of The Edge of Ruin by Melinda Snodgrass

I don’t often read supernatural stories because I don’t like the blood and mayhem, but I won this in a raffle. This is as much a story of a young man’s journey from being put down by his father for his interests and leanings, to being the head of a multinational corporation and a paladin who stands against the Old Ones. These gods from another dimension have come through rifts in the boundary between worlds in the past and threaten to again. But Richard Oortt holds the sword that can cast out magic, fend off non-humans and close the rift. Well-written with great character development, I enjoyed this.

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