Dana D’Artagnan came to Paris Satellite to become a Musketeer – instead, she became best friends with three of them: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Now she’s tangled up in a world of swords, spaceships, zero-gravity sports, war, romance and inter-planetary politics. The solar system is on the brink of war, the government is dangerously unstable thanks to an inconvenient . . .
When Staever and his gang of lobster thieves—second-in-command Wrest, lookout and strategist Emaria, demolitions expert Arcite, and martial artist Eventhe—hijack a land vessel hauling precious glass to the wealthy center of The Eye, they expect to once again fence the loot to the crooked Gattick and call it a job well done. What they don’t expect is to discover an . . .
Alex is a perennial student, bored with life, a “misplaced hero” his aunt tells him. Then one day, when he tries to save his professor from drowning, he takes them both on an accidental trip to another world, one where heroes are needed. Alex may well have found where he belongs, but first he must to get his drunken professor . . .
After escaping a near encounter with death, Plink (also known as Lady Pauline Anne Marie Tritt-Woolsey Beethingham Smythe, Baroness of Beethingham) goes on the run, dodging police, spies, friends and family alike—because any of them might be her would-be killer. (Old-time silent movie style adventure. The second story in The Perils of Plink.) . . .
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Jul 9, 2012: A lot of the time rating a story is fairly straight-forward. You can tell right away when something is one or two stars, because it’s just that bad at a spelling and grammar level. Five stars stands out because right away it’s original, creative or just that darn fun to read.
But three or four stars can be really difficult to judge. There it becomes subjective—the story isn’t head and shoulders above the crowd, but it doesn’t suck either. If it’s [more . . .]