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Alex Turner "agturner" (Ontario, Canada)

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Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Ancient Egypt series Book 5)
Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Ancient Egypt series Book 5)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Price: CDN$ 11.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I think Mr. Smith is really slipping, Jan. 2 2015
I have read all of Wilbur Smith's books, starting with when the Lion Feeds, Desert God is the forth book involving Taita, & is totally out of context. I am not sure if Mr. Smith is still writing his own books, or if he is involving a co-writer/ghost writer, but this book appears to have been phoned in. This makes two, this one & his last one which are real stinkers. I give it one star only because I could not give it fewer.

Vicious Circle (Hector Cross #2)
Vicious Circle (Hector Cross #2)
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 22.32
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vicious Circle Wilbur Smith, Nov. 15 2014
With very little effort, this book could qualify as porn. I expected better from Wilbur Smith, who claims to research his books deeply. If he researched this book he did it in a very nasty & perverted neighborhood.

Alex Turner

Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
by John Ringo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 29.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ringo style is back again, April 23 2010
This review is from: Eye of the Storm (Hardcover)
I did nor particularly like the most recent Ringo books about the Poslene wars,
that he co-authors with someone else. They tend to get bogged down with minutia.
In Eye of the Storm, which he writes himself, Mr Ringo has regained his old, extremely readable style.
Many characters from the previous books are re-introduced, and a new, potentially stronger alien enemy is discovered.
Also, Mike O'Neill after nearly losing his life starts to gat the upper hand on the hated Elves.
The organization of the new Federation forces flows smoothly, & the action scenes
are very good.
I look forward in anticipation to buying & reading further books in this series.Eye Of The Storm

Torch of Freedom
Torch of Freedom
by David Weber
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 34.00
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Starting to fill in the blanks, Dec 15 2009
This review is from: Torch of Freedom (Hardcover)
Torch of FreedomThis was one of the slowest of Mr. Weber's books I have read yet. Pages & pages of conversation, with all the action occuring in the final 10% of the book.
That Mesa and Manpower are, as usual, up to no good, and ploting some incredably destructive move on the rest of the Galaxie is stated, but not a hint of what's going to happen.
With the time period between the publication of Honor Harrington books, the reader is somewhat frustrated at the wait to see what is actually going to happen.
I am looking forward to the New Honor Harrinton book due next year, which hopefully, will fill in some of the blanks.
I would personally also like to see further Prince Roger stories, which Mr Weber cowrote with John Ringo.

Alex Turner

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