Extinction Lost by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. Book # 6.5 in the Extinction Cycle Series. Audible by Bronson Pinchot.


Extinction Lost is book 6.5 in the Extinction Series. Team Ghost, now led by Master Sargent Fitzgerald, must liberate a small fishing town from a type of variant that has taken out the entire previous team.

These variants are a mutation. New challenges face the exhausted and injured team that barely got out of Europe in the previous book. Constant suspense and action make it impossible to put this down just like the last six books.

The characters and varIants are well defined. The variants are always changing. These battles are full of surprises because of the unknown abilities of the variants Team Ghost will be facing. Not everyone lives through any of these books. The Extinction Cycle is a continually evolving series that has kept me obsessed.

The narrator, Bronson Pinchot, does a fantastic job with every character. Listening to the audible is like watching Extinction Lost on TV. I have no idea how anyone can create so many distinctive characters with one voice.

I don’t want this to end. I’m reading the prequel now before I move on to the final book in this series.

Divided By Witcraft by Karen Perkins


Divided by Witchcraft is the second historical fiction short story from a series examining witchcraft during the late 16 and early 17 centuries in England. Divided By Witchcraft actually did happen. Only two characters are purely fiction in Divided by Witchcraft.

Witches hung when finding guilty. Divided By Witcraft is the true story of a family accusing relatives of corrupting Grace Sowerbutts is the daughter, granddaughter, and niece caught in the middle of turmoil. Grace went to church with her relatives. Witnessing Grace’s exiting church with three female relatives upset her mom, causing Grace’s mom to involve a Jesuit priest in playing a role in accusing these three relatives of witchcraft.

Grace Sowerbutts and many of the less educated of the time speak in an old British slang which is explained at the beginning. Once the slang words translated, it’s easy to understand the speech of the lower, less educated class. It is disturbing how life was in the days of the witch trials.