First up is D.A. Brock with his new series-Texas at the Coronation
As always, click the cover for the Amazon link!
For seventy years after a devastating war, the Republic of Texas kept to itself. But it would be rude not to attend the international naval review celebrating Britain’s new king, George VI. So with war clouds over Europe, Texas sends the elderly armored cruiser, San Antonio, and her new captain, Karl von Stahlberg.
While making new friends and meeting Texas’ ancient foe, can Karl and his men avoid sparking a war?
Next up is Peter Nealan with the second in his Lost series- Shadows and Crows
Brotherhood. Honor. Duty.
After surviving the initial horrors of the strange new world he finds himself in, Staff Sergeant Conor McCall and his Marine Recon platoon—or what’s left of it—have come to a safe haven where they and their newfound allies recover from the most brutal op of their lives.
But with MIAs left behind, there is unfinished business back in the Land of Ice and Monsters to the north.
Before the Marines can mount a rescue, the king to which they are indebted reminds them that alliances go both ways. An ancient evil has raided the Elven kingdom and carried off a priceless treasure. Only Conor and his team have any hope of recovering it.
A brotherhood was forged between the Marines and Elves while in the north. For the sake of that brotherhood, Conor and the other Recon Marines will voyage across the sea, through dark, trackless, and cursed wilderness…
To the lair of evil, in the Land of Shadows and Crows!
And last but certainly not least, Sarah Hoyt with a new book of fairytales- Odd Magics
This is a very strange collection of fairytales, recast for modern life. In it the prize isn’t always to the fairest, the magic is rarely to the strongest.
But lonely introverts do find love, women who never gave it a thought find themselves at the center of romance.
Doing what’s right will see you to the happily ever after.
And sometimes you have to kiss an accountant to find your prince.
Now my reading list is a bit longer.
That’s far better than it being short!
I worry that you are having a fun overload at these cons…
Thank you for the promotion, sir.
I hope y’all enjoy reading these. That new book from Sarah Hoyt sounds interesting.
> Before the Marines can mount a rescue, the king to which they are indebted reminds them that alliances go both ways.
That reminds me of Brian Daley’s “Doomfarers of Coramonde.”
A wizard from another reality reached out for a tank. But all he got was an armored personnel carrier and some confused soldiers.
TL;DR: Ma Deuce was sufficient to take out those annoying dragons…
Daley had the stories, backstories, and scenes, but it’s a shame he never got an editor who forced him to take a chainsaw to some of his work. A lot of his books are full of… I don’t think it was intentional padding, but more like he wasn’t sure where he was going, which made a fair chunk of what he wrote disconnected to the main story. Plus a lot of over-wordy scenes that really needed tightening up.
I’m critical of his work, but a couple of his books are still on my shelves after decades of relentless pruning due to lack of space, while hundreds of books by more-famous and probably better authors didn’t make the cut.
A quick check of isfdb shows he wrote a buttload of Robotech and movie tie-in books, so it looks like he was more successful than many writers, plus a handful of novels I’d not known about before. I will keep an eye out…
All- Thanks! TXRed- I read about half of that years ago and never finished it.