“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

Review and Giveaway: “The Tree of Water” by Elizabeth Haydon

tree of water

The Tree of Water by Elizabeth Haydon is the fourth book in the young adult series “The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.”  Even though the book is later in the series, it works as a standalone because Haydon frames this book as one of many lost journals that tell tales of Ven’s adventures.  She presentsRead more

“The House of the Four Winds” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Mercedes Lackey’s newest novel, The House of the Four Winds, is about a cross-dressing princess who has adventures on the high seas. Clarice is one of twelve princesses in the kingdom of Swansgaard.  Swansgaard is a tiny country in an alternate Europe that doesn’t have much money.  There certainly isn’t enough for twelve royal dowries,Read 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