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Warded Man by Peter Brett
Thursday, J
une 28, 2018 - 8pm
Panera
770 Rt.17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652

This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works
of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and
related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the
classics.

*For the complete list of titles for 2017 scroll below event recap.  You will find all
12 bookcovers/titles.

Warded Man by Peter Brett
As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess
supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For
hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the
human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose
origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not
always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but
those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human
numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future
fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible,
stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a
desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand
against the night.
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Modern Masters Selections for 2018
Recaps & comments
Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
5/24/18
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Hope and Red by Jon Skovron was a rare book indeed - not only did every attendee read Hope & Red, but everyone liked
it - a lot - as well! Good choice Todd! Hope and Red follows the adventures of main characters Hope (a girl, trained in
secret to be a highly skilled warrior, bent on vengeance for a horrible crime against her entire village) and Red (a man
hiding his highborn past in a seedy world of petty crime and tough people). Every character is well-written and adds
something to the story. Excellent fantasy read complete with pirates, biomancers, fun, adventure and well placed humor.
We definitely want to read the follow up books in the trilogy.
Windswept by Adam Rakunas
4/26/18 recap

Chris H
Our theme of labor relations was well served with the Adam Rakunas debut novel, Windswept. Labor organizer Padma
Mehta, in first person, was an interesting character throughout. Strong and resourceful, she managed to get past many
obstacles along the way. Padms is a labor organizer on the edge of space in an outpost.  She's on the edge of burnout. All
she wants is to buy out a little rum distillery and retire, but she's supposed to recruit 500 people to the Union before she
can. She's only thirty-three short. A small-time con artist tells her about a deal too good to be true.  Against her better
judgment, she buys it. Corporate mayhem and a well written plot follow.  Consensus was a B+ rating.