What are the canaries reading this week?
Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
YA Fantasy Adventure
“Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.”
I loved the first book of this series, Touch of Power (Five Canaries, all the way). This sequel brings back Avry, Kerrick, and the gang – and a ravaging army that’s rampaging its way through the Fifteen Realms.
Blackcollar by Timothy Zahn
Sci-fi Space Adventure/Suspense
I read and sorta-not-really enjoyed my first encounter with Timothy Zahn’s writing. But having started this one, I’m right glad I have Zahn another try. Besides a story premise that tickles my reading bone (spies, covert operations, betrayal, secret missions, genetically engineered soldiers), the writing style is a world away from what I got from Spinneret.
Aliens have taken over Earth and its colony worlds, but after thirty years of occupation, a plot is brewing. The rebel underground on Earth sends Allen Caine on an undercover mission to another planet in hopes of contacting a unit of genetically enhanced guerrilla commandos – assuming they still exist and can be found. Continue reading