Castigo Cay - Matthew Bracken
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
North Reich - Robert Conroy
Darkling is a Ringo zombie novel. What more need be said. Read it. Conroy's North Reich is OK. It is not his best, but it an OK read. Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul is a quick read and at the usual level of skill you'd expect of him. I've not read many of his novels. I'll need to correct that. I read Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic several years ago. It was a first novel and as much as I enjoyed it, there were a few things that bugged me. I've haven't read the sequels yet and so can't comment on them. Castigo Cay shows how far he's come as a novelist and that's damn bloody far. I really liked it and look forward to any sequels.