These are fantasy novels, but of the character variety. They have heart, they have adventure, and they sprint along at a rapid clip without bogging down in minutiae and grand table-setting.
Expansions add flavor, but thwarting villains with spell-casting prowess has never been easier in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Harley Quinn, an animated show on HBO Max, throws out the grim table setting and revels in the ridiculousness of the DC Universe.
For most of the last decade, Chicago's oddball football team, the Bears, has been a franchise adrift. We've shuffled through players, coaches, and management like a politician at a party, shaking hands with anyone and everyone, hoping that some might work out.
You might picture, as you idly dream about your island-home-to-be, a multi-story manor flush with majestic windows and breezeways, with nooks for every child to escape and spend an afternoon alone with their imagination.
Home Front continues the sci-fi action series Sever Squad, bringing fast-paced adventure from the first page to the last as the five-person crew fights for their survival.
Hope's Debt continues the sci-fi action adventure of the Sever Squad series, a smash-and-shoot story that runs on adrenaline from start to finish.
In Hope's Debt, Sever Squad deals with the aftermath of their assault-and-rescue on Dynas, finding that it's not so easy when you turn on a massive, galaxy-spanning company with a penchant for murder.
Rogue Bet is out in the wild in paperback and ebook, with Davin Masters making enemies, finding trouble, and surviving with a side of sarcasm in a new adventure taking place after the first trilogy
Episode by episode, we crawl along Dark's turns and intersections, marveling at how the timelines criss and cross, its characters weaving among one another, tied in unknowable ways.
I wrote Oratus selfishly, because I wanted to see, to experience what an Oratus feels as its set on its life-defining quest to earn a name, or die trying.
Dune isn't about normal humans going on an adventure, it's more like a space prophet starting a galaxy-altering religion while safeguarding civilization's sole source of drugs.