Eternal Champion: Elric #6

Michael Moorcock

4 of 5 Stars


I hadn’t remembered that this book was about the End of the World, not just Elric’s end. So it was definitely a different tone for me than the previous books.

Blast those Pan Tang’ians 🙂 Always causing trouble…


The Far West

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Frontier Magic #3

Patricia Wrede

4 of 5 Stars


The conclusion to the trilogy.

The “Far West” part didn’t come into play until about 40% into the book. Lots of other stuff going on. Cathayan magicians/magic are part of this story too.

so basically the expedition goes farther west than anyone else in recorded history, solves a big problem and comes home.

Eff gets married and they decide that they will move to a frontier settlement so they can continue their studies of all the new stuff.

The Chosen: God’s Dream for You

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Dwight Nelson




This was supposed to be a daily devotional, with a reading a day. I was expecting some kind of verse or thought from the Bible, expounded upon.
It was all based upon the theme of “The Chosen”, hence the title. The Chosen refers to those who are staying close to God in their walk through life.

I was disappointed. Many of the daily readings were very “Ellen White” centric instead of Christ centered. Others kind of rambled on about vagaries without saying very much.

I don’t consider this a waste of my time, and I’m sure it will help out other people, who are at different stages in the their Christian walk, but it was not for me at this time.

Prince Caspian

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Chronicles of Narnia #2

C.S. Lewis

4 of 5 Stars


The 4 Pevensy’s [spelling?] return to Narnia to right the wrongs.

This is a morality tale, but told in such a way that youngsters would be enthralled by the story even if they missed the deeper connotations. Which is why Dad or Mom should read this to them, and ask questions, to make the child think. An evil king, an outcast prince, kings and queens of legend, magical beasts, battles and a resolution that rights all wrongs, all rolled together to tell in engaging story.

It is a testament to Lewis’s writing that he is able to preach in this book without preaching.

The Engineer Reconditioned

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Polity #13

Neal Asher

2 of 5 Stars


Sadly, I am finding I don’t care for Asher’s short stories as much as his novels. Mainly, because it seems he allows himself to vent against Christianity & religion with his stories.

Some Polity stories, some Hivemind stories and some Owner stories. I kind of wish I’d read this and the Owner stories BEFORE starting the Owner series.