Updated Saturday, 24 November, 2012
Shadowrun is set on earth, a little ways into the future. Somehow or other, elves, trolls, goblins, orcs, dragons, and other mythical creatures have reentered the world as we know it. Magic works. So do computers. Shadowrunners are people who skirt along the edge of the law. I stumbled into the Shadowrun series completely by accident. I saw a book at the bookstore with a really cool looking cover, and decided to buy it. I didn't read it right away, because it appeared to be the 8th book in a series, and I wanted to find book number 1. Eventurally, I decided I didn't want to wait any longer, and read it. I loved it. Reading that book is how I discovered Mel Odom, who is now one of my favorite authors. He has another Shadowrun book, as well as a few books that are not part of the series, so I ordered them and read them. I loved them, too, as you've probably guessed from the statement that he's now one of my favorite authors. Eventually, I decided I should try some other Shadowrun books, since I enjoyed the two written by Mr. Odom so much. Well, I can happilly say that I have not yet been disappointed by a Shadowrun book.
|I really enjoyed this book. The star of this book is Martin de Vries,
an undead vampire hunter. He is trying to shut down a secret laboratory where a certain Dr. Oslo Wake is trying to design vampires
that can walk in the light of day. Mr. de Vries sees this as a bad thing. Find out why. From the back of the book:
Will vampires rule the night and day?
|THE BRIGHTER THE SUN THE DARKER THE SHADOWS
DIRK MONTGOMERY IS BACK
Dirk Montgomery, former Lone Star cop turned shadowrunner, knows the dark byways of Seattle and the Amerind city of Cheyenne. He knows when to take chances and when to take cover. But when a megacorporate exec demands payment of an old debt, Dirk finds himself where the familiar rules don't apply any more.
The Kingdom of Hawai'i is a tropical playground...with a sinister underside. Dirk must navigate its treacherous paths as he tries to stay one step ahead of all the factions battling to control the islands: the megacorps, the government, the rebels, and the yakuza. Not to mention dragons, elves, new friends...and old enemies. (from the back of the book)
|This is the book got me started on Shadowrun
and Mel Odom. This is what happens when a mobster
decides he wants to go legit by pitting two biogenetic engineering corporations against each other.
Can you say epidemic? You can if this group of Shadowrunners can't get the job done in time. Here's what the back of the book
A deadly genetic secret threatens Seattle...
|All they have to do is steal a corpse from a funeral home. Sounds easy,
doesn't it. But if that were the case, they wouldn't have been hired in the first place. Or, as the back of the book describes it:
A DEAD MAN CAN STILL BE A WANTED MAN
|Argent gets hired by his former lover to get her out of the Pueblo Corporate Council lands, where she is
being hunted by more than one corporation because of the information she has. he assembles the best team he can think of to get her
out. But with a situation this hairy, there's no telling if he'll succeed. Here's the synopsis from the back of the book:
There's nothing more deadly than a shadowrunner with a chip on his shoulder.
|RAZORS IN THE FOG
London, 2054. Shadows dance in every fog-bound lane and alley of the historic city--shadows that hide a sadistic murderer, somehow summoned from Victoria's reign to kill once more.
An uncertain alliance of shadowrunners is thrown together by violent death and corporate intrigue. Geraint, noble lord from the Principality of Wales, Adept, politician, bon vivant. Serrin, renegade Elf mage from Seattle, in search of vengeance or forgetfulness. Francesca, high-class decker for hire, haunted by blood-drenched nightmares. Rani, Punjabi Ork, street samurai, a true shadow-dweller from the lowest level of British society.
All are drawn into a web of death and deceit; a conspiracy which reaches to the highest powers of the land; an intrigue built upon murder and manipulation.
When death stalks the dark streets of London, no one will be safe from the razor's kiss. (from the back of the book)
who works frelance for the Lone Star police department in Halifax, stumbles across some gang members
attempting to get high. Only, they're not using drugs, they're using a potentially lethal magical
creature that, if not properly controlled by a mage, will suck away their life force as it provides
them with euphoria. The creature is not being properly controlled. Thus starts Romulus' search for the
people bringing this creature into the country and selling it as a drug. I enjoyed this book, but it
had some fairly far-fetched plot twists. And here's the back of the book:
First you get high. Then you die....