Kirkus Reviews -
Pratchett's new Discworld (Unseen Academicals, 2009, etc.) novel—the umpteenth, but who's counting?—features the Duke of Ankh, otherwise known as Commander Sir Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, whose estimable wife, Lady Sybil, decrees that they shall take a vacation at her ancestral estate in the country.
A treat no fan of Discworld—and there are boatloads of them—will want to miss.
From the Publisher –
The Tears of the Sun by S. M. Stirling
Kirkus Reviews –
The eighth book in
Stirling's post-apocalyptic Novels of the Change series is a mostly tedious wheel-spinning installment, with repetitive plotting and labored prose.
Dedicated followers of the series will likely want to see it through, but this installment doesn't bode well for the books still to come.