The Expanse is one of my all time favorite series. Hands down. I’m super excited for more books or novellas or another season on tv. Basically anything I can get my hands on. Speaking of which, a new novella, Strange Dogs, should be out tomorrow, Jul.18.2017.
Title: The Churn
Series: The Expanse; Novella
Author: James S. A. Corey (Pen Name)
Genre: Science Fiction
ROTS Setting: CU (Current Universe), Futuristic, No FTL Tech
Synopsis: Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone who likes the Expanse and I suggest reading the first book in The Expanse first.
Have you read any of Jack Campell’s books? Their pretty good and other than one series having staggered releases their worth looking at.
Series: The Genesis Fleet; Book 1
Author: Jack Campbell
Genre: Science Fiction, Military
ROTS Setting: CU, Distant Future, FTL (Jump Drive), Energy Weapons
Synopsis: Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted Marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers–or die trying. As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a “Red” from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don’t succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires…
the first interstellar empires…
Recommendation: It’s a good series, but I would recommend being familiar with Lost Fleet or Lost Stars before starting this series.
I know Prime Day over at Amazon is nearly over, but I wanted to make sure you guys knew about 2 really good promos they have right now.
- Buy any Kindle Book, get 40% back ($20 maximum) towards your next book.
I just bought the entire Harry Potter series on Kindle for $56 and got a $20 credit. The credit is good for Kindle ebooks or physical books however the books must be sold by Amazon.com and not just “fullfilled by Amazon” or “Prime Eligible”. Credit must be used before Jul.25.2017.
- Get $5 off your book purchases over $15 with promo code PRIMEBOOKS17
Like above, books must be sold by Amazon.com and not just “fullfilled by Amazon” or “Prime Eligible”. Your books also need to be in a single order going to the same address at the same delivery speed. Looks like the promo code is good until 11:59pm (PT) Jul.12.2017 so you’ve got a little time left.
Hope this helps.
How’s it going, Jared?
Almost finished with this series, and I’ve got high hopes to finish it this month because I’ve got something planned for next month. Ya, that’s pretty ominous but hopefully you approve.
Title: Into Battle
Series: Seventh Tower; Book 5
Author: Garth Nix
ROTS Setting: UU/EU, Stone Age/Medieval, Magic
Synopsis: The Dark World is in danger, for the Veil is vulnerable. War is soon to come. On one side are Tal and the Underfolk rebels, struggling valiantly for freedom. On another side are Milla and the Icecarls, preparing to assualt the Castle in order to preserve their world. And on a third side lies the most sinister force of all–a force of evil that has only now chosen to reveal itself–a force of such power that it could unleash the ultimate destruction.
Recommendation: A great short novel for an early reader. I wish this was around when I was in second grade.
This has been pushed back way too many times but no longer! This is a part of my renewed effort to get back in the habit. This was a great book to start with.
Title: Test of the Twins
Series: Dragonlance Legends; Vol. 3
Author: Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Higher Magic, Dragons
Synopsis: Defying the fate that claimed his evil predecessor, Raistlin opens the Portal to the Abyss and passes through. With Crysania at his side, he engages the Queen of Darkness in a battle for the ultimate prize-a seat among the gods. At the same time, Caramon and Tasslehoff are transported to the future. There they come to understand the consequences of Raistlin’s quest-and Caramon at last realizes the painful sacrifice he must make to prevent his brother’s success. Old friends and strange allies come together to aid him, but Caramon must take the last, greatest step alone. The step into the Abyss.
Recommendation: Adult, maybe late teens. Any admirer of high fantasy should be familiar with this series.