September 6, 2012

Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

Title: Interworld
Author: Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

Format: HC
Pages: 239
Genre: Juvenile Science Fiction / Fantasy
Publisher: Eos, 2007
ISBN-13:     978-0061238963   
Series: Stand Alone

Favorite Quote:  The In-Between was cold, and it tasted like vanilla and woodsmoke as I Walked.

Synopsis:  Joey Harker isn't a hero. — In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. — But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. — Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces -- armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions.

When he sees the evil those forces are capable of, Joey makes the only possible choice: to join an army of his own, an army of versions of himself from different dimensions who all share his amazing power and who are all determined to fight to save the worlds.

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award-winning science-fiction writer Michael Reaves team up to create a dazzling tale of magic, science, honor, and the destiny of one very special boy -- and all the others like him.

Review:  This was a really great, original story.  It might be meant for a younger audience, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Rating:  9 / 10

Haven's Blight by James Axler

Title: Haven's Blight
Author: James Axler

Format: PB
Pages: 317
Genre: Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

Publisher: Gold Eagle, 2012
ISBN-13:    978-0373626120
Series: Deathlands, Book 103

Favorite Quote:  "I want it, too.  What you all want.  An end to constant running and gunning.  Peace.  Sanctuary.  I promise one day we'll find it -- home."

Blunt Force

The future rose from the ashes of nuke-scorched America with a vengeance. The unchecked wrath of Deathlands pits Ryan Cawdor and his companions against long odds. But their skill as survivors, strategists and warriors is unmatched and they've held on to something more precious than life: their humanity. They nurture the hope that somewhere, hidden amidst the grotesquerie of a tortured land, safety and sanctuary awaits.

Random Generator

Bartering their expertise to a nautical band of brilliant technomads, Ryan's group finds trouble waiting in the steaming, fetid swamplands of the Louisiana Gulf. Merciless storms and pirates strand them in Haven. But the barony's inviting name masks a ville hijacked by fear, territorial conflict and monstrous horror. With the gravely injured Krysty Wroth's fate uncertain, a desperate Ryan aids the strange but hospitable Baron Blackwell in his effort to save Haven from a genetic blood curse. He'll succeed, provided his luck -- and his options -- don't run out first.

Review:  Fun, fun, fun.  I really liked this one, with the magic and mystery and all the action.

Rating:  8 / 10
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