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review 2017-03-26 17:46
Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland and Michael Miller
Shadow Run - AdriAnne Strickland,Michael Miller
I'm not going to lie, I am always so delighted when I find a Science Fiction novel that is accessible and exciting! I had high hopes for Shadow Run, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. The Kaitan Heritage is a ship after my own heart. Cobbled together, barely holding on, and full of the most loyal and intriguing set of people there ever was! I remember seeing somewhere that this book was likened to Firefly and Dune. Yes, friends, that is entirely accurate. A little bit of love, a dash of danger, and a whole lot of sarcasm and wit. That's what you'll find between these pages.
First off, massive kudos to the authors for crafting as captivating a character as Captain Qole. At just 17 years old, she's the best Shadow fishing captain in the Universe. But that's not where her intrigue ends. Qole is also poisoned by the very thing that both makes up her livelihood, and makes her such an excellent captain. It's a compelling double-edged sword. What I loved most about her character though, was how self-assured and bad-ass she was. Qole doesn't need your admiration. She's strong, loyal, and full of a kind of fierce love that made me fall for her instantly. I love seeing forceful women in positions of power. Qole doesn't disappoint.
Better still, Nev's entrance into this story didn't dim Qole's light one bit. In fact, Nev is a beautiful contrast to Qole's dark and resolute personality. See, Nev is ever the optimist. He's both tough as nails and has a heart that is fit to burst with pride for his family. His quick thinking and kindness make him the perfect opposite to Qole, and watching them interact is honestly a lot of fun. I never felt like the tension brewing between them was overbearing and the little romance that may have existed just felt like it belonged. Color me impressed.
The absolute only reason I wasn't able to give this a full five-star rating is because the climax felt a little rushed. The first three-quarters of this book are perfectly paced. There is world-building galore, time for our characters to grow and understand one another, plus even the perfect amount of action to keep things fresh. As the book neared the end, I felt like it was rushing to push everything still left undone in order. Which, to be honest, I can totally understand. It makes me happy to know that there's another book coming after this one. I absolutely cannot wait to read it! 
You need to meet the ragtag crew of the Kaitan. Plain and simple. If Shadow Run isn't already on  your wishlist, put it there. 
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text 2017-01-11 12:52
Reading progress update: I've read 14%.
Shadow Run - AdriAnne Strickland,Michael Miller

Having trouble getting into this one. I think it's because I have other books that are calling out for me to read them first. So I will read and review this after them. I really love Nev, and Qole, so far, so I know it's not them, that is the problem.

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review 2016-01-11 00:00
The Psychic Energy Workbook: An Illustrated Course in Practical Psychic Skills
The Psychic Energy Workbook: An Illustrated Course in Practical Psychic Skills - R. Michael Miller,Josephine M. Harper The Rosebud technique was very pleasant.

Read in Russian as 'Миллер Р.М., Харпер Ж.М. Практическая психоэнергетика: Иллюстрированный курс упражнений'.
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text 2015-02-04 22:16
Really bad cover, but he has to fight robots...
Michael Miller: Space Accountant - Evie Love

As always, I want the robots to win.   We shall see, no?   


It's free, so I'm giving it a try at some point. 

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review 2013-07-15 00:00
Ultimate Alien Anthology (Star Wars Roleplaying Game) - Eric Cagle,Steve Miller,Michael Mikaelian Good collection of races for the game, though this book is created for the previous version of the game, and therefore needs somewhat extensive revision for SW Sagas (4th ed.). I found myself wishing and pining for an updated version of this book, because there isn't a comprehensive listing of SW races for the 4th ed.
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