Category Archive: Fiction

The White Rose by Glen Cook

Brief Summary:  The White Rose has returned with a vengeful counterstrike, and there is hope once again against The Lady.  But the Dominator is stirring within his prison, and the terrors he may… Continue reading

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Brief Summary: Lockwood, Lucy, and George comprise the ghost exorcising agency called Lockwood &  Co., the only ghost agency run by teenagers. Struggling to keep their company afloat, they take on dangerous assignment… Continue reading

The Dragon Bone Flute by M. Todd Gallowglas

Brief Summary: For Elzibeth, life revolves around music.  But when her flute is taken away, a devastated Elzibeth must learn to reinvent meaning in her life—with a dragon bone flute. The Tsundoku Scale:… Continue reading

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Brief Summary:  Rand Al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has come to Shayol Ghul to face the heart of all evil, the Dark One, and the world and its future rests on his shoulders.  The… Continue reading

Shinobi 7: Trials of a Warrior by L. Benitez

Brief Summary: The Blackthorn clan has ravaged the world of Shaaku Den in search of the ultimate power—the Mekai-Ishi. Only Master Kitsune’s clan stands in their way, led by six brave and hopeful,… Continue reading

Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

Brief Summary:  The Schwazzy was chosen to save UnLunDun, a mixed-up alternate version of London, from the ever-growing evil of the Smog.  But what happens when the prophecies are all wrong? The Tsundoku… Continue reading

The Devil’s Concubine by Jill Braden

Brief Summary:  QuiTai, the Devil’s concubine and crime mastermind is already playing a dangerous game—simultaneously placating the Devil while also scheming for the freedom of her people the Ponongese. But when Thampurian spy… Continue reading

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Brief Summary: The world has fallen apart, and most people live in great poverty, but for all there is always comfort in the simulated world of the OASIS. Wade, like many who spend… Continue reading

The Black Company by Glen Cook

Brief Summary:  The mercenary, rough sailors of the Black Company find themselves under the command of a new employer—a woman called The Lady, who may have darker plans for them than they could… Continue reading

The Expats by Chris Pavone

Brief Summary Kate Moore had quite a past as a C.I.A. operative, but now, with two kids, she’s trying to settle down. But when her husband decides to move them to Luxemburg, her… Continue reading

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Brief Summary: Two couples come together at a dinner to discuss the morally disconcerting actions of their children, and end up tasting the darkness of their own souls in the process. The Tsundoku… Continue reading

Seashells, Gator Bones, and the Church of Everlasting Liability by Susan Adger

Brief Summary: From the scraps of paper found in an old, Great Depression Floridian town called Toad Springs, Susan Adger weaves the tales of the town’s inhabitants throughout the years. From the new… Continue reading