• shards of time
    Shards of Time by Lynn Flewelling – Review

    Publisher’s Description: The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress have been killed inside a locked and guarded room. The sole witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doors, hearing the screams from...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    The Exodus Towers by Jason M. Hough – review

    The second book of a trilogy is critical, challenging the reader to recall the events and characters from the earlier volume well enough to be invested in the ongoing story, while also being tasked with maintaining that...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz – review

    Any fantasy book that features an adventure should be fun and exciting.  Some of them are, some of them just end up mired in a web of unresolved side plots and forgotten characters.  Trying to find the...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway – review

      Publisher’s Description: As part of her devil’s bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London. However, she’s attending as the Gold King’s pet magician, in handcuffs and...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – review

    Publisher’s Description:  Having pulled off the greatest heist of their career, Locke and his trusted partner in thievery, Jean, have escaped with a tidy fortune. But Locke’s body is paying the price. Poisoned by an enemy from...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway – review

    Publisher’s Description: Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London’s high society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Hunted by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • trapped
    Trapped by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual,...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp – review

    It’s the near future, in October, and something terrible has happened to Spokane, Washington.  The government has quarantined the entire city.  Many were evacuated.  Others chose to stay.  No one goes in.  No one comes out.  Information...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Body, Inc. (Tipping Point #2) by Alan Dean Foster – review

    Alan Dean Foster’s Pip & Flinx novels comprise one of my favorite science fiction series. I had never read any of Foster’s other novels, though I knew he had written some other very famous ones, like novelizations...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Tricked by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel – Book Read, Part 1

    I am going to to do something a little bit different with Lia Habel’s Dearly, Departed. This is the book, if you recall, that I challenged myself to read because it’s a zombie romance, and that combination makes...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Hammered by Kevin Hearne – review

    Publisher’s Description: Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Say It Ain’t So: Zombie Romance Trending?

    Over a year ago one of my friends predicted that zombies would be the next big trend in the paranormal romance/YA romance world.  Specifically, making zombies into love interests. At the time, I didn’t disagree with her assessment. ...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton – review

    Villiren is a city rife with corruption.  It’s also a city on the verge of collapse.  People have begun disappearing off the streets, violent street gangs are taking over with ever more schemes, and an alien enemy...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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