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The best books you never read

I am both a reader and a writer. I find that the best writers are in fact avid readers. I love books of all kinds but I really adore reading new authors who are just getting their feet wet. Some of the very best writers are now found in the indie set. These reviews will be of books I have devoured in my never ending quest for good fiction. Some will be up and comers who have hit the top of the chart, but most will be struggling new writers who deserve a second look.

Revolutions by Mercedes Lackey

Revolutions (The Secret World Chronicle, #6) - Mercedes Lackey, Dennis Lee, Cody Martin

A part of the Secret World series, this is the third novel that I have read in the series. Take superheroes from around the world, toss in Nazis from outer space and you have a great concept.


Told as a series of interconnected short stories from Ms Lackey and other writers, the stories flow so seamlessly that it seems like you are reading just one story from start to finish.


With the rise of the comic book movies and shows it is great to see books with superheroes in them. They are good, bad, rich, poor, famous, villainous and they all seem very real. Ms Lackey has brought together great writers who give us characters that are so three dimensional that you find yourself pulling for them. From Red Savior, the Russian/CCCP hero leader to Red Djinn, a one time bad guy you find that many different types come together to try and save the world from the invasion started two books ago.


We lose characters, sometimes just as we come to know them in ways both heroic and disturbing. If you hate seeing a good character die, well you won't want to read this, but if you understand that when dealing with bad situations and heroes that death can and will happen, well then dive in. Pick up all the books and short stories. This is one rollicking ride.