The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara #2) Review

The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara #2) is a 2008 post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure novel written by Terry Brooks and published by Del Rey Books.  Set as book two of the Genesis of Shannara trilogy, the story follows a hero who flees Seattle with a group of orphaned street kids, while another leads a group to the Oregon wilderness to meet the long-hidden Elves of Cintra. Positives: Great writing Engaging plot Immersive world-building Great, well-written characters Great action Awesome bad guys Negatives: n/a Plot:  After the events of the previous…

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Deadland’s Harvest (Deadland Saga #2) Review

Deadland’s Harvest (Deadland Saga #2) is a 2014 zombie apocalyptic novel written by Rachel Aukes and published by Surprisingly Adequate Publishing. Serving as the second installment in the Deadland Saga, the story is set one hundred days since the zombie apocalypse, and Cash, Clutch, and the Fox survivors learn that massive zombie herds are on the move…and headed their way. Positives: Great, well-written characters Great character development Good action Good world-building Smart writing Compelling, well-written story Negatives: n/a Plot: The story follows Cash, Clutch, and the Fox survivors who deal with the…

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The Flood (Halo #2) Review

The Flood (Halo #2) is a 2003 military science fiction novel written by William C. Dietz, published by Del Rey Books, and based on the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved. Set as a sequel to Halo: The Fall of Reach, the story follows a super soldier named the Master Chief and his A.I. companion, Cortana, as they explore the artificial ringworld called Halo while combating the Covenant, a group of aliens bent on mankind’s destruction. Positives: Great characters Great suspense Good story Good writing Negatives: Writing could be better…

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