“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

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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 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 typeRead 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 communicateRead 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 ofRead 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. Read more

Mini Review: “Ironskin” by Tina Connolly

  My review of “Ironskin” is a part of a mini-review series to write about books that I read while on blogging hiatus last fall.  I had originally planned to write about it during the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge. Tina Connolly’s Ironskin is a young adult re-imagining of the the story of Jane Eyre, butRead more