The Rook

The first novel that I finished in 2017 is The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. It was originally published in 2012, but I still see it on group reads lists and in general circulation among readers. I watched one of the “trailers” (not sure how I feel about books having these) and it neither intrigued me,… Read More The Rook

Steelheart

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was first published in 2013.  It is the first (of three) novel in Sanderson’s The Reckoners series for so-called young adult readers.  Having recently read another famous “young adult” novel, I decided to zip through a second while I was at it and this Sanderson book has been on the list… Read More Steelheart

Shield

Shield by Poul Anderson was first published in novel form in 1963. I read the edition with the neat Richard Powers artwork. I like Powers’ interpretation of the shield (ink spots and lines) with the “figures” inside. Typical awesome. So, as I mentioned, this story is from 1963, I actually decided to read something more… Read More Shield