Book Review

Torn

Title: Torn Author: Rowenna Miller Publisher: March 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: A seamstress who stitches magic into clothing finds herself torn between loyalty to her brother and her secret love for a nobleman in this debut fantasy inspired by the French Revolution.  In a time of revolution, everyone must take a side. Sophie, a dressmaker… Continue reading Torn

Book Review, SPFBO

The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Anointed Author: Keith Ward Rating: 7 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Being a hero is a choice. Xinlas’s life goal is modest: he wants to be a living legend, revered in song and story. And he’s off to a good start. He faced death once, and won. His… Continue reading The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review, SPFBO

Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Symphony of the Wind Author: Steven McKinnon Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: A bounty hunter with a death wish. A girl with fearsome powers. A kingdom on the brink of destruction. Serena dreams of leaving her harsh desert home behind in her very own airship. But when… Continue reading Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review

Terminal Alliance

Title: Terminal Alliance Author: Jim C. Hines Publisher: November 2017, DAW Books Blurb: When the Krakau came to Earth, they planned to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. This would have worked out better for all involved if they hadn’t arrived after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest… Continue reading Terminal Alliance

Book Review

The Smoke

Title: The Smoke Author: Simon Ings Publisher: January 2019, Titan Books Blurb: Simon Ings' THE SMOKE is about love, loss and loneliness in an incomprehensible world. Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great… Continue reading The Smoke

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We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

Title: We Ride The Storm Author: Devin Madson Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: War built the Kisian Empire and war will tear it down. And as an empire falls, three warriors rise. Caught in a foreign war, Captain Rah e’Torin and his exiled warriors will have to fight… Continue reading We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review, Film Reviews

Mortal Engines

Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Publisher: September 2004, Harper Collins US Blurb: "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger,… Continue reading Mortal Engines