Archive for May, 2012

The Invisible Order #1: Rise of the Darklings

By Paul Crilley [LibraryThingGoodreads]

Emily Snow’s life has been vastly disrupted ever since her parents disappeared, but even she’s not prepared to see tiny people battling in the streets of Old London Town. It seems that faeries are real, and they’re at war – with each other, and with a secret society of humans called the Invisible Order. Emily wants no part of it, but when her brother is kidnapped, she’ll need to team up with a piskie named Corrigan and her street thief friend Jack in order to end the war and get her brother back – if she can decide who to trust.

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Old School Review: Ender’s Game

A quick admin note: we’ve shifted some things around over here. It shouldn’t disrupt your reading in any way, but the review blog is now found at active-voice.net/books. Okay, carry on.

Ender's GameBy Orson Scott Card [LibraryThingGoodreads]

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Brilliant young Ender Wiggins is the best solider the school has ever seen, with skills that make him a respected leader in the battle room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. But growing up in battle school isn’t easy, and Ender is under so much pressure he might snap at any moment… and if he does, will anyone else be able to stop the next alien attack?

(Massive unhidden spoilers behind the cut.)
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