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Review of Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky

dogs of war

Dogs of War is written by Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the brilliant Children of Time book and the Shadows of the Apt series. On the surface, Dogs of War is the story of Rex, a bio-form based on a dog, who is designed to be a soldier. But, scratch the surface a little, and you will …

Review of Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Startup Faster is written by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskowitz. It is part of the ‘Lean Startup’ series started by Eric Ries in his seminal book ‘The Lean Startup’. In a nutshell, Lean Analytics focuses on the ‘measure’ portion of the Build-Measure-Learn cycle. I had an opportunity to present …

Review of The Fall of Dragons by Miles Cameron

the fall of dragons

The Fall of Dragons is written by Miles Cameron. It is the conclusion (#5) to the Traitor Son Cycle. The Traitor Son Cycle is an epic series that spans numerous characters, locations, species, magic etc. Everything is extra large and complex. Essentially, the whole world is involved in a lot of battles which are caused due …

Review of Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis

Artemis is written by Andy Weir, author of the bestselling book and movie ‘The Martian‘. Artemis is science fiction, starring Jazz Bashara, an underachieving smuggler/porter on the Moon. Humanity has a base, Artemis, on the moon which survives mainly on tourism. Jazz Bashara is a snarky Saudi Arabian woman who has made a lot of bad …

Review of ‘Legends of Ahn’ by Kel Kade

Legends of Ahn

“Legends of Ahn”, written by Kel Kade, is latest book (number 4) in the King’s Dark Tidings series. It continues the story of Rezkin who is on his quest to relieve his homeland, Ashai, from the depredations of its mad king, Caydean. Rezkin saved his friends from the attack on the tournament (in the earlier …

Review of ‘Undelivered Letters’ by J.Alchem

undelivered letters

“Undelivered Letters” is written by J.Alchem. It tells the story of Aron, an ex-postal worker, who discovers undelivered letters in his house during a move. His wife, Sara, convinces him to deliver these to their original recipients even if the letters have been delayed for twenty years. The stories of the recipients and the closure …

Review of ‘Cold Spectrum’ – a Harmony Black novel

cold spectrum

“Cold Spectrum”, written by Craig Schaefer, is the fourth book in the Harmony Black series. It stars the eponymous Harmony Black on her quest to defeat the demons who are subverting the human world. Read my thoughts on the earlier Harmony Black books here. Harmony Black and Jessie Temple delve further into the mystery of …

Review of ‘The Midnight Line’ by Lee Child

the midnight line

“The Midnight Line”, written by Lee Child, is the 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series. It stars the eponymous Jack Reacher on his journey across the USA. This time around Jack Reacher discovers a West Point graduation ring at a pawn shop which piques his curiosity. He proceeds to discover the woman it belonged …

Review of ‘The First Commandment’ by Brad Thor

first commandment

‘The First Commandment’ is written by Brad Thor. It is the sixth book in the ‘Scot Harvath’ series. It is an action thriller and it stars the eponymous ‘Scot Harvath’. The overall synopsis of the book is as follows. An old enemy from Harvath’s past starts taking down the people close to him. When Harvath …