Book Review: I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors. I would love to meet him and shake his hand, thanking him for nearly single-handedly raising the intelligence-level of modern fantasy and satire. As you read his Discworld books with their deliciously irreverent...

Book Review: The Devil Colony

At the outset of this review, I need to make a couple of things clear: 1. I was asked by the PR dept. at Harper Collins if I would accept a free copy of this book and review it. I imagine they asked me (along with other Mormon writers/bloggers) to do this due to the...

Book Review: The Thief

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, is a pretty unique book. Like most YA it is written in 1st person perspective, and of course the protagonist is a young person. What sets it apart, however, is that Turner plays some pretty slick tricks on her readers and keeps us in...

Book Review: The Last Colony

John Scalzi’s The Last Colony completes the trilogy begun by his award-winning Old Man’s War. In this book, we return to John Perry’s 1st person perspective, which is quite nice, since that’s where the story began. The Last Colony finds Perry...

Book Review: The Ghost Brigades

It’s official: John Scalzi is one of my new favorite writers. Why? Because he is almost singlehandedly drawing me back to the fold of science fiction readers. Heinlein too. I’ve been a die-hard fantasy reader my whole life, but stopped reading sci-fi after...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series