Sunday, July 29, 2012

Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo

The exciting second book in the Dreamhouse Kings series introduces the reader to "the bad guys", a couple of new worlds, and how having secrets can cause some serious problems with a family.  As the King family searches for their mother and wife more questions arise than answers.  Trying to appear normal to the community layers additional pressure to the family dynamics too.

House of Dark Shadows focused on Xander and his thoughs and feelings. Watcher in the Woods holds David as the central focus.  Seeing the character development of the two boys keeps you reading with interest.

Now the burning question is how will the third book play out?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Commanche of the Seventh by Margaret Leighton

Award winning author Maragret Leighton follows the life of Commanche, the mount of Captain Miles Keogh of Company I.  Some of the writing is conjecture but much is based upon historical fact.  Written in 1957 the writing is of a different style from current trends which is refreshing.  There is also little political correctness which offers an alternative viewpoint. 

Commanche was the only surviving member of the Seventh Calvary that fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn.  What really comes across is that Custer was an ass.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

Book Three of the Kane Chronicles.

Sadie adn Carter Kane have just a few family issues.  Thier mother is a ghost, their father is now Osiris, the god of the Underworld, Uncle Amos has a very close relationship with Set, a almost bad-guy god, Sadie can and often does channel Isis and Carter can become Horus. 

Oh year, Aphosis wants to destroy the world and Sadie and Carter are destined to be the ones to prevent Chaos from occuring world-wide.