Wild Soil by Frank R. Chappell

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Chappell calls upon his anthropological prowess to highlight the duality that is present in all things, questioning our species’ purpose for pursuing goals that we know will come to hurt us in the end.”

Master Blacke: Tales of the Great Wood by Pete Prown

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “[Prown’s] novel manages to recall the sword-and-shield adventurism of Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, as well as the unsettling and insightful political commentary of Orwell’s classic, Animal Farm.”

The Bit Dance by Tilmer Wright, Jr.

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says:The Bit Dance by Tilmer Wright, Jr. tells the story of Kayla Henry and her family, focusing on a groundbreaking piece of technology referred to as eDNA that her father Alan and his company develop.”

The Medium of Desire by Alex McGlothlin

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Though the novel’s tone comes across a bit nihilistic at times, its ultimate message, strengthened by a sprinkling of colorful and generally optimistic supporting characters, is that life’s beauty is better enjoyed with someone you love by your side.”