I am so bad and keeping up on these posts…. So all though we are now in July, I have already started some of these audio books and tv series. I have queued up a lot of audio books, but it’s easier to listen than watch with me cycling to work, working at my desk and cycling home again…
I normal catch a few episodes of me tv list through a week, so it will not take me long to get through most of this. And with decorating the podcasts are getting cleared easily.
A Forest of Stars – The Saga of the Seven Suns Book 2
Five years after attacking the human-colonized worlds of the Spiral Arm, the hydrogues maintain absolute control over stardrive fuel…and their embargo is strangling human civilization. On Earth, mankind suffers from renewed attacks by the hydrogues and decides to use a cybernetic army to fight them. Yet the Terran leaders don’t realize that these military robots have already exterminated their own makers – and may soon turn on humanity. Once the rulers of an expanding empire, humans have become the galaxy’s most endangered species. But the sudden appearance of incredible new beings will destroy all balances of power. Now for humans and the myriad alien factions in the universe, the real war is about to begin…and genocide may be the result.
Horizon Storms: The Saga of Seven Suns – Book 3
Caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between two alien superpowers, the factions of humanity and their allies, the Ildirans, are under siege. Can they resolve their differences to fight a common threat? For the leader of the Roamers, survival means extending a helping hand to others, while the chairman of the Terran Hansa plans to use a new, untested alien weapon regardless of the consequences. And for the new Ildiran Mage-Imperator, survival involves throwing off the choking traditions of the Empire – even if it might trigger a civil war. As old intrigues and dark secrets come to light, a man who is believed to be long dead returns with an ally who may save mankind. But this new fragile hope will be threatened by a fresh betrayal – the most bitter and brutal of them all…
Scattered Suns: The Saga of Seven Suns – Book 4
The fourth novel in the Saga of Seven Suns series executes a plan that has been long in the making. The final, most powerful enemy against the humans is about to be launched; how will they survive? The war between the alien hydrogues and the faeros rages, reducing suns to blackened shells–including one of the fabled seven suns of the Ildiran Empire. The Ildirans are engaged in a bloody civil war and are bitterly divided. Can they overcome their internal fighting to face a deadly new enemy?
The Way of the Apprentice: Jedi Quest Book 1
Set between Episode I and Episode II, JEDI QUEST traces the emergence and education of Anakin Skywalker as a young Jedi devoted to the Force—and tempted by its dark side. Fourteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker is strong in the ways of the Force. His lightsaber skills are exceptional, his piloting is legendary. He should be an ideal Jedi apprentice. And yet, there is so much he still has to learn.
It is up to Obi-Wan Kenobi to teach him these things. But on a mission to a planet threatened by a toxic disaster, Obi-Wan and Anakin are separated. Anakin and three other apprentices—one of them his rival—must work together in order to survive. Anakin’s instructions are clear … but are they right?
Anakin Skywalker’s destiny will determine the future of a galaxy. These are the events that form his fate.
The Trail of the Jedi: Jedi Quest Book 2
Knowing that Obi-Wan Kenobi did not choose Anakin as an apprentice, Anakin is beginning to doubt his Master’s commitment in this second volume of the Jedi Quest series. With this in mind, Master and apprentice head out on a training exercise that turns into a struggle to survive. When they discover that bounty hunters have been hired to capture the Jedi, Obi-Wan and Anakin must avoid the traps and ambushes…and discover who is behind the deadly Jedi hunt.
The Dangerous Games: Jedi Quest Book 3
When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are sent to the Galactic Games, they are meant to be keepers of the peace. Then they discover an illegal event that Anakin knows all too well: Podracing. Even though Obi-Wan forbids it, Anakin cannot resist the thrill of the race—and the chance to face off against his childhood rival, the loathsome Sebulba.
As a Jedi, Anakin is supposed to let go of his past. But his past will not let go of him.
The Master of Disguise: Jedi Quest Book 4
This is the fourth book in the Jedi Quest series, the sequel to the Jedi Apprentice series.
Obi-Wan, Anakin, Soara Antana, and Darra Thel-Tanis are sent to the civil war torn planet of Haariden. Their mission is to rescue a group of Republic scientist trapped in the middle of the conflict. During the rescue, Anakin makes a mistake during a battle and gets his fellow Padawan Darra hurt. Along the way, Obi-Wan learns that the Sith cultist Granta Omega was behind the conflict.
Returning to Coruscant, Obi-Wan begins to try and track down the elusive Omega with the help of Jocasta Nu, the Jedi librarian. Meanwhile, Anakin is put under the guidance of Master Soarana Antana. Her unique style of teaching causes Anakin to rethink his views of the Force and himself, as well as become a more efficient swordsman. But as he attempts to track down leads on Granta Omega himself, he quickly finds himself in over his head.
This fantasy series sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo. The two have become overly fond of life on Earth, and they are forced into forming an alliance in an attempt to stop the approaching Armageddon. To do that, they have to find the missing Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy who is unaware that he is meant to bring the end of days upon humanity. Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm star in the series, which is based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Battlestar Galactica (season 1)
Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human scientist named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William “Bill” Adama (Olmos) and now-President Laura Roslin (McDonnell), the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth.
Game of Thrones (season 8)
The final season depicts the culmination of the series’ two primary conflicts: the Great War against the Army of the Dead, and the Last War for control of the Iron Throne. The first half of the season involves many of the main characters converging at Winterfell with their armies in an effort to repel the Night King and his army of White Walkers and wights. The second half of the season resumes the war for the throne as Queen Daenerys Targaryen assaults King’s Landing in an attempt to unseat Queen Cersei Lannister as the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes & The Sussex Sea-Devils by James Lovegrove
It is the autumn of 1910, and for fifteen long years Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson have battled R’lluhloig, the Hidden Mind that was once Professor James Moriarty.
Europe is creeping inexorably towards war, and a more cosmic conflict is nearing its zenith, as in a single night all the most eminent members of the Diogenes Club die horribly, seemingly by their own hands. Holmes suspects it is the handiwork of a German spy working for R’lluhloig, but his search for vengeance costs an old friend his life.
The companions retreat to Holmes’s farm on the Sussex Downs, and it is not long before a client comes calling. Three young women have disappeared from the nearby town of Newford, and the locals have no doubt who is responsible.
For legend has it that strange amphibious creatures dwell in a city on the seabed, coming ashore every few centuries to take fresh captives. As Holmes and Watson seek out the terrifying interlopers, the scene is set for the final battle that will bring them face to face with the Sussex Sea-Devils, and perhaps with Cthulhu himself…