“The Vanishing Throne” by Elizabeth May

The Vanishing Throne is the second book in the Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May. It’s a series about a young woman who defies societal convention to fight the fae, who aren’t the pretty Disney type, but rather are evil incarnate. If you read The Falconer back in 2014 like I did, you’ll probably have completely forgotten the plot. IRead more

“An Oath of Wintersteel” by JM Guillen

An Oath of Wintersteel is the latest book by evil mastermind JM Guillen, who has fast become one of my favorite authors. Guillen’s series The Paean of Sundered Dreams is a lot like Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere, in that all of his books are set in a shared multiverse despite different times, characters, planets, and even genres. TheRead more

DNF Review: “The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter” by Rod Duncan

The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan is a steampunk fantasy novel about a young woman who leads a double life.  Elizabeth Barnabus grew up as part of the circus, and learned from an early age how to use illusion to manipulate an audience.  After her parents’ untimely deaths, Elizabeth cross-dresses and pretends to be herRead more

“Slave of the Sky Captain” by J.M. Guillen

slave of the sky captain

Slave of the Sky Captain is undoubtedly my favorite thus far in J.M. Guillen’s Lovecraftian saga The Paean of Sundered Dreams.  For any of you who haven’t been following my reviews, The Paean of Sundered Dreams is a series of novellas that are set in the same world and linked together by thematic content.  In each story soRead more

“The Farthest Shore” by Marian Perera

The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore by Marian Perera is the latest in the Eden series, a set of standalone romance novels set in a fantasy world on the brink of its Industrial Revolution.  Captain Alyster Juell is on his first command, and he’s been assigned to compete in an international boat race with a new type ofRead more

“The Deepest Ocean” by Marian Perera

The Deepest Ocean by Marian Perera is a tale of love, magic, and adventures on the high seas.  Captain Darok Juell is on a top secret mission, and he’s received instructions to bring a secret agent from Seawatch on board.  As a member of Seawatch, Yerena Fin Caller has the magical ability to communicate withRead more

“The Falconer” by Elizabeth May

The daughter of a marquess does not charge out of the ballroom.  The daughter of a marquess does not abandon her partner in the middle of a dance. The daughter of a marquess does not hunt faeries. –The Falconer, by Elizabeth May Lady Aileana Kameron is a teenager living in a steampunk version of ScotlandRead 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

“The Red Plague Affair” by Lilith Saintcrow

I read The Iron Wyrm Affair back in 2012 and adored it, and so when I saw that Lilith Saintcrow had written a sequel, I was excited to read it. The Red Plague Affair is set several years after the first book.  Once again, Sorceress Prime Emma Bannon is called upon to serve Brittania.  WithRead more