“Kingfisher” by Patricia McKillip

Patricia McKillip has long been one of my favorite authors, and when I heard about Kingfisher, I knew I had to read it.  McKillip creates ethereal and breathtaking works of art, and I expected Kingfisher to be exquisite.  However, this novel doesn’t live up to her earlier stories.  It’s not that Kingfisher is bad, per se, but rather thatRead more

“The Changeling Sea” by Patricia McKillip

I picked up a tattered paperback of The Changeling Sea at a used book sale in part because I love McKillip’s ethereal writing style, and in part because of the gorgeous Michael Whelan cover.  Like most of McKillip’s work, The Changeling Sea reads like a fairy tale or a bedtime story; it’s short, enchanting, and filled with wonder. PeriRead more

Mini Reviews, Round 2

Post number two of mini reviews in my attempt to clean up my “Currently Reading” shelf on Goodreads.  This should leave me caught up.  Yay! God Save the Queen is a steampunk novel set in an alternate London where Queen Victoria is undead.  There are goblins, werewolves, and all sorts of things that go bumpRead more

Mini Reviews: Quiet, Wonders of the Invisible World, and Graceling

Right now, I’ve got a pile of books on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf that I’ve read but haven’t gotten around to reviewing.  Some were from my blogging hiatus at the tail end of grad school, and others were from times when life got hectic.  I’d like to take a more organized and scheduled approachRead more

“Winter Rose” by Patricia McKillip

“And I would never stay where I was not free; I would simply walk out the door and vanish, vows or no.” ~”Winter Rose,” by Patricia McKillip Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat recommended this book to me last year after I had reviewed McKillip’s earlier novel The Forgotten Beasts of Eld.  I’ve hadRead more

“The Forgotten Beasts of Eld” by Patricia A. McKillip

  This is my fourth book for the Once Upon a Time V challenge.  After reading several excellent blog reviews about Patricia McKillip’s “Winter Rose,” I came across this at a used book sale.  It is one of McKillip’s earlier books, and the edition I picked up came complete with 1970s cover art. Although “TheRead more