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The Night Watch, Chris Gerrib

The Night Watch, Chris Gerrib

The Night Watch (The Pirates Trilogy)The Night Watch is a story of a colonised Mars, under attack by a religious conservative movement from Earth's USA. With various Earth nations holding independent oversight over various areas of Mars, and law enforcement in Mars...

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The Tremblers, Raquel Byrnes

The Tremblers, Raquel Byrnes

The Tremblers (Blackburn Chronicles) The Tremblers was a fast-paced thrill-ride set in a plausible, well thought-out steampunk world. Charlotte Blackburn is one of the elite, a Society debutante whose greatest concern is supposed to be the trim on her chainmail...

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The Gorgon Bride, Galen Surlak-Ramsey

The Gorgon Bride, Galen Surlak-Ramsey

The Gorgon Bride The Gorgon Bride is the story of what would happen if the ancient Greek pantheon showed up on Earth and dropped an Orca on a concert pianist. This book showed strong elements of the traditional Greek legends’ style in the story, with the gods...

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Urban Heroes, T J Lockwood

Urban Heroes, T J Lockwood

Urban Heroes (The Twelve Cities Book 2) Urban Heroes follows a pair on the run from the authorities in the middle of an android revolt in this  twisty sci-fi thriller. Calista Ridley has a ship she can’t use, a partner she can’t name, and for a full house, a runaway...

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Ink Bound, Holly Evans

Ink Bound, Holly Evans

Ink Bound (Ink Born Book 3) Ink Bound follows Dacian, the ink magician, as he is dragged ever-deeper into the criminal magical underworld of Prague. Despite the insistence of several of his friends that Fein is more than a crime lord, Dacian has doubts about how...

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Chipless, Kfir Luzzato

Chipless, Kfir Luzzato

Review title Chipless presents a story of an unlikely hero, and his struggle to free a society that doesn’t even know that it’s enslaved. Kal is one of the City elite, a technician valued for his skills and kept in luxury as he works to improve the chip implanted in...

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Rituals of the Dead, Jennifer S. Alderson

Rituals of the Dead, Jennifer S. Alderson

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 3) Rituals of the Dead is a tense mystery thriller that combines the sedate world of Dutch museums with a decades-old murder on the far side of the world. Zelda Richardson is an American...

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Androdigm Park 2067, JMJ Williamson

Androdigm Park 2067, JMJ Williamson

AndroDigm Park 2067 Androdigm Park 2067 takes on the themes of AI, the pursuit of hedonism, and mixes them with a murder mystery in this intriguing sci-fi story. When Shelby goes into the nightclub known as Lucifer's Pleasure Cave, he's expecting someone to resist...

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Seeker, David Noë and Laura Loolaid

Seeker, David Noë and Laura Loolaid

Seeker: A story in the ChaosNova Universe Seeker is a heart-warming mix of sci-fi adventure and family reunion. When Jewel Harper, aka 'Seeker Valkyrie' drops off her latest bounty, she expects a brief stop-over before heading out on a new commission. However, when an...

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The Long Road to Missouri, Bowdoin

The Long Road to Missouri, Bowdoin

The Long Road to Missouri: The Pivot Papers Chapter One The Long Road to Missouri offered an interesting combination of thriller and horror. Missouri is 'retired', otherwise and unofficially known as too much trouble, and too well-connected, to kill. He’s living in a...

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