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The Blinding Knife
Brent Weeks
Logic: An Introduction to Elementary Logic
Wilfrid Hodges
First Steps In Music Theory
Eric Taylor
The AB Guide to Music Theory: Part I
Eric Taylor
Fast Ships, Black Sails
Garth Nix, Eric Flint, Dave Freer, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, Michael Moorcock, Jeff VanderMeer, Brendan Connell, Kage Baker, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, Elizabeth Bear, Steve Aylett, Rhys Hughes, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Rachel Swirsky, Kelly Barnhill, Scott Altmann,
British Sign Language
Paul Redfern, Nicholas Callow, Laraine Callow
Being a Quaker
Geoffrey Durham
Shadow Unit 2
Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Amanda Downum, Sarah Monette, Kyle Cassidy

Galaxy of Heroes

Galaxy of Heroes - Gus Flory I won this book on a goodreads giveaway; the first one I've won so far.
Fairly sure this is the author's first book, so I don't think I was expecting anything amazing. But I did actually quite like it. In fact, as soon as Captain Jace Spade put on his eye patch and lit up his cigar, I decided it was going to be a fun read!
There were a few parts where the writing came across a bit clumsy or unrefined, but I think thats understandable in a first book. However it didn't seem to matter so much, because the author had a great knack of story telling and adventure, and it all came through despite the slight roughness.
I liked the characters, I like how the heroism was tempered with self-preservation. I loved how Genie the cyborg struggled with her programming and fought for her own free will.
The battle and fight scenes were done really well I thought, I liked how we got a good visual description of things, and then everything was clarified through one of the character's own point of view. Because ashamadely I often struggle with battle scenes, because my visual imagination can't cope with it! But this was pretty easy to go along with.
All in all, a good read. 4 stars :)