Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft by Peter Levenda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I Love Peter Levenda. The man has a practical working knowledge of the occult yet shows no signs of gullibility or touchy feely mysticism. He understands that occult conspiracies are really not important until you understand the players who believe in them. Great book.
The Call of the Sword by Roger Taylor
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
didn’t bother finishing it. Halfway through and the plot still hadn’t started yet. the world setting was nowhere interesting enough to keep me going. No thanks.
Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As a stand alone, this book is good, a little rough around the edges and a little light on characterization. The problem? Ender’s Game was such a wonderful read, it’s one of those books i scoop up every time i find it at Goodwill and immediately try to find some who hasn’t read it yet to give it too. And the trilogy that followed was soooo damn serious. So i understand what Mr Card was trying to do, recapture some of the wonder and fun of his original setting. Didn’t necessarily work for me. Bean’s genius came off as exaggerated and the premise behind it seemed stretched. The villain was a cut-out and i’m getting tired of ‘found-family’ happy endings. Not Mr. Card’s best.