Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Tuesday Book Review


Four-star Review of Event Horizon
: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (Alex Fletcher Book 3)  by Stephen Konkoly

 There are way too many gun descriptions and military designations in this series for my taste. That said, this was an action-packed entry in the series detailing Alex Fletcher’s actions in and journey out of Boston with his son, his neighbor and the neighbor’s daughter, followed by their marine-assisted trip back to his family in Maine, and then by defense of the place where his family and his neighbors have congregated. I have mixed feelings about being cognizant of the plans of the militia leader. Luckily, the marines are on the Fletchers’ side. Still, their not safe even at the end of this novel.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday Book Review


Five-Star Review of Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey

 I haven’t read McCaffrey’s books for some time but picked this one up recently. The Talent series is much more than a space opera series. It’s about the people, not only their psychic talents, but also how they react to challenges. Peter Reidinger has already mastered so much after he became a paraplegic, using his psychokinetic talent to compensate, but now he’s reaching for the stars. Although there are threats to Peter, Johnnie and the others, including new characters, action and tension are less important than Peter’s journey and the ending is very satisfying.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tuesday Book Review


Four-star review of Cosega Sphere (The Cosega Sequence Book 4) by Brandt Legg

Seven years after the end of the previous book in this series, Rip Gaines and Gale Asher are hiding out in Fiji with their six-year-old daughter, and still trying to answer their questions about the Eysen, the sphere found in a Virginia dig. It seemed like every agency of the US government was looking for them but so was the Foundation, which had their own sphere and a team working on it. The Foundation had their own initiative they wanted to use to prevent the future the spheres predicted. Rip was actually working on Hawaii, until Hooker decided he should go someplace more secure, an island invisible to radar and the naked eye using Cosegan tech. Before Gale could leave Fiji to join him, their daughter was hurt in a playground incident that sent her to the hospital with damaged eyes. As usual, the story has a lot of action, but the glimpses into the FBI, CIA and other agency’s actions detracts rather than adds to the tension.