My latest reads.

Well, as usual I am way behind with my reviews. I had forgotten how time consuming it is to have a girlfriend. Not that that is a bad thing but still, I don’t get as much time to do my usual stuff as I used to. Luckily I still get my reading time. Of course that means that my reviews are falling behind at a frightening rate.

So, here we go with a kind of clean up post of my latest reads.

coverNine Souls (The Temple Chronicles, #9) by Shayne Silvers
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Not much to say. It’s a decent urban fantasy read read but it’s really not anything out of the extraordinary (any more) and these books are starting to become a bit of deja vu.


coverThe Valkyrie Returns (The Kurtherian Endgame, #7) by Michael Anderle
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Another decent installment in the Kurtherian series but, quite frankly, the first books in the series was far superior.


coverExodus: Empires at War, #16 and #17 by Doug Dandridge
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Simply another two great books in this series. Doug Dandridge is one of the few authors who manage too keep a series going for 10+ books and still keep my interest.


coverThe Steel Dragon (Steel Dragon, #2) by Kevin McLaughlin
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Meh, meh, meh. It’s a shame that Michael Anderle loans his name to pretty much anything in the Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction genres nowadays. Talk about diluting the brand name. I was mildly interested after the first book in this series. This one was underwhelming.

coverTheir Last Full Measure (A Learning Experience, #6) by Christopher Nuttall 
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Christopher Nuttall is one of my favorite authors and for good reasons. This book is one of those reasons. Well, written, great characters, action, adventure and military strategy.

coverThe Phantom Queen Diaries, #5 to #7 by Shayne Silvers
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2 out of 5 stars

This is a quite read worthy urban fantasy series. I quite like the main protagonist and Shayne Silvers generally writes good urban fantasy action although he sometimes goes a bit overboard with the epic fantasy part.

coverShade of Devil, #2 and #3 by Shayne Silvers
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ 1/2 out of 5 stars

I quite liked the first book. Then it went downhill. The last book was messy, too many illogical plot twists and kind of ruined the great promise that I saw after having read the first book.


coverRouge Renegade and Rebel (In Her Paranormal Majesty’s Secret Service, #1) by Michael Anderle
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

As a great fan of the real James Bond Movies (the ones with Sean Connery in them) I had great hopes for this one. Turned out to be mediocre at best. Her Majesty’s is a asshole and in addition Anderle felt like he had to sprinkle some green bullshit shaming in there as well. In serious doubt whether I will have a go at the second book in the series.

coverBorder War (Hayden War Cycle, #8) by Evan Currie
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Quite mediocre. Way too much political bullshit and machinations and not enough of the military action and strategy that Evan Currie does so well.

Well, I’ll post this now. I have a bunch more to add but I have already been writing on this meager post, on and off, for a couple of days so, I thought it was better to post something at least.

3 thoughts on “My latest reads.

  1. I gave up on the Hayden War Cycle after the 4th or 5th book. I’m finding Currie has great ideas at the start of book series but he doesn’t do as well once things have been going for a while. He really needs to concentrate on trilogies and write appropriately…

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