Wow. To those who think that the rise of the anarchists/ minarchists is a new phenomenon, I present… Civil Disobedience. Wherein you read – nearly 170 years ago – most every argument I have heard any anarchist put forward regarding what is right to do where government is concerned. Relatively short at just 33 pages long, a quick but very good read, particularly the front half.
North Sentinel Island. A place few have heard of, but those who have wonder about. The place of the last remaining known yet uncontacted by modern society people on the planet.
And the setting for Jeremy Robinson’s tale of the FORBIDDEN ISLAND. Here, Robinson takes the known – that these people appear to live as man did millenia ago, without even metal weaponry – and spins another great monster story. One that returns to his early style of writing to craft yet another excellent tale. Go into this expecting the unexpected, and let Robinson wow you yet again.
Imagine the most bad ass female fighter you can possibly imagine. Now put her as the leader of a rag tag bunch of post apocalyptic warriors on a Lord of the Rings style journey to save the world. Combine that with Jeremy Robinson’s mastery of creature based action novels, and you get… one of the most kick ass books I’ve read at least this year, and possibly in several years or even ever. Wild, fun ride. Can’t wait to see where he takes this tale!
The Cerberus Group is back, and this time the stakes are even higher. Filled with high-octane action, a grand mystery, and enough adventure to turn even Indiana Jones himself into Roger Murtaugh (“I’m too old for this… stuff.”), Robinson and Ellis have outdone even their previous amazing outing with this group.
In this thrilling conclusion of the adventures of the Second Ship trio, Phillips outdoes himself with amazing action, epic battles, and epic confrontations. Absolutely not recommended if you haven’t read the 5 books before it (the prequel trilogy is recommended, but not required). But if you haven’t read those books, start with Second Ship and you’ll be hooked enough to buy both trilogies at once!
Infinite is easily Robinson’s most mind-bending work yet. With his masterful as always story telling, he introduces concepts that lead you to question everything about… well, everything. Admittedly written during times when he was going through some pretty intense drama in his real life, Robinson turns his own questions into one of his all around best works yet. While other Robinson works have had better focus on action and adventure, and there is still plenty of that here (including an opening scene of our protagonist being repeatedly killed), this book uses the action to set the space (literally) for the questions to be explored. And this, to my mind, is what contributes to it being all the stronger for it. There is still the great deal of escapism that we have come to expect from Robinson, yet there is also the much deeper questioning, should we decide to go there in our own heads.
And the ending… well, that might be the single most mind bending part of the entire story.
This book truly is Seriously Messed Up. One of the more hilarious “WTF” tales I’ve ever read.
Starts out with a guy getting fired, then coming home early only to catch his wife in the act having a threesome with two other guys… and spirals from there. Along the way, guy meets up with a famous celebrity and two ladies, intending to have a threesome himself… only for things to go *horribly* wrong.
Seriously, you *need* to read Seriously Messed Up!
King travels through time on quite possibly his goriest adventure yet (though much of it off screen), against one of the most vile monsters he has ever encountered in this latest installment of the Continuum series of novellas that takes place during the period in the middle of the Chess Team book OMEGA.
As always when either Robinson or Holloway is involved, simply a tremendous book full of action, adventure, and intrigue. Though I gotta admit, my single favorite part of the entire story is the epilogue where they spin the rest of the book on its head and reveal King to be a very famous literary character. Which one? Well, read the tale and find out. 😀
We finally get to return to Antarktos, and this is just as grand a tale as the first time we meet Solomon Ull Vincent, the boy who would become The Last Hunter and later King of Antarktos.
In this tale, we meet Sol’s two daughters in the period where Sol is away (fighting in the events of another of Robinson’s books called Project LEGION. though that detail is never mentioned in this particular tale). When the more adventurous daughter is kidnapped by the remnants of the Nephilim, the quieter daughter must track her down – and eventually discover her own mystic connection to Antarktos.
As with Robinson’s other female-coauthored book (The Distance, with his wife Hillaree), the only real distinction you get that Robinson even has a coauthor here (for the first time in the Antarktos Saga) is that the female perspective is more fleshed out than you normally get from Robinson. Other than that particular distinction, this is a tale that will either serve as an introduction point to Antarktos for those who have yet to discover it, or as a welcome addition to the Saga for those who have loved it for years now.
Truly a wonderful adventure, and an amazing debut work for Paquette.