Saturday, August 4, 2007


Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: The Halfling's Gem - R A Salvatore - 07.19.07 ***
Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: The Legacy - R A Salvatore - 07.21.07 ***

These next two novels in this series continue to follow the adventures of Drizzt and his friends. In The Halfling's Gem, Drizzt and Wulfgar chase after the assassin Entreri to try to save the halfling Regis. Bruenor emerges from the depths of Mithral Hall to find his daughter raising an army to drive out the evil that lives there, and the two of them travel south to join the rest of their companions.

The Legacy begins sometime later, after Mithral Hall has been cleansed of evil and the dwarves have taken up residence once again. Bruenor is preparing for Catti-brie's wedding to Wulfgar, but an unexpected attack from the Underdark puts their plans on hold, as the group must fight against the plans of Drizzt's evil family to kidnap and sacrifice Drizzt to their evil goddess.


Hot Rocks, Lev Raphael - 08.02.07 ***

This is the seventh novel in the Nick Hoffman Series, which revolves around Nick, a quiet professor at a small university, and his partner Stefan, a writer. Somehow murder and mayhem seem to follow Nick around no matter how much he tries to avoid it, and this time is no different when Nick discovers the dead body of a trainer, who eveyone hated, in the steam room at his gym. It takes no time at all for Nick and his best friend, Juno, to take up the case, but following the trail of clues will lead them to an unexpected ending.


Silent Waters, Jan Coffey - 07.18.07 ***

An entertaining novel about four people - two onboard a submarine that has just been hijacked by a highly organized and vicious terrorist group, and two people on-shore who are trying to figure out what's happening and how to stop it. While the two on the submarine try to stop the hijackers and sabotage their apparent mission to destroy New York City, the two investigators on-shore discover a trail of secrets even more dangerous than than the weapons that may soon destroy them all.


Dr Who: The Feast of the Drowned, Stephen Cole - 07.23.07 ***

The Doctor and Rose arrive in London for a visit just as the military is bringing the wreck of a ship back home to study what destroyed it. When ghosts of the deceased crew beginning appearing to their family and friends, begging them for help, the Doctor and rose can't keep out of it, and the race is on to stop an alien life form from killing thousands on british citizens, and possibly destoying the whole world!


The Androids Dream, John Scalzi - 07.17.07 ***

A hilarious futuristic adventure tale that will make you laugh outloud. Scalzi is an excellent writer, as evidenced by his "Old Man's War" series - but while Old Man's War is more serious in nature - exploring themes of life, death, and what it means to be human - The Androids Dream is an exploration of the silly and extreme, and Scalzi does an excellent job of guiding us through the more humorous side of his imagination.