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

Book Review

Nightchaser

Title: Nightchaser Author: Amanda Bouchet Publisher: January 2019, Sourcebooks Casablanca Blurb: Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says… Continue reading Nightchaser

Book Review

The Ruin of Kings

Title: The Ruin of Kings Author: Jenn Lyons Publisher: February 2019, Tor Books Blurb: There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a… Continue reading The Ruin of Kings

Book Review, SPFBO

Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Orconomics Author: J. Zachary Pike Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Brimming with swords, sorcery, and wit, Orconomics: A Satire introduces Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. For the licensed wizards and warriors of Arth, slaying and looting the forces… Continue reading Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review

The Gutter Prayer

Title: The Gutter Prayer Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Publisher: January 2019, Orbit books Blurb: A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an… Continue reading The Gutter Prayer

SPFBO

The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Gods of Men Author: Barbara Kloss Published: June, 2018  Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name. Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music… Continue reading The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review

Charmcaster

Title: Charmcaster Author: Sebastien de Castell Publisher: Sept 2018, Orbit books Blurb: The third book in the page-turning Spellslinger fantasy series.  'I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn't running nearly fast enough.' Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging… Continue reading Charmcaster