The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration. Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included.

This week brought three books, but I’ve already discussed two of them. Here are the links in case you are interested in reading more about them:

The Plague Forge by Jason M. Hough

The Plague Forge (Dire Earth Cycle #3) by Jason M. Hough

The final book in the Dire Earth Cycle will be released on September 24 (mass market paperback, ebook, audiobook). The first two books in the series are The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers, respectively.


After discovering the first key in the wreckage of a crashed Builder ship, Skyler Luiken and his crew follow the migrating aura towers in search of the four remaining relics. But time is running out: the team learn that the next Builder event will be the last, and one of the objects has already fallen into dangerous hands…Will the survivors finally reveal the Builders’ plan?