“From Under Mountains” by Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland, & Sloane Leong

From Under Mountains is a fantasy graphic novel starring a teenage princess who chafes against the role assigned to her by her gender. Lady Elena longs for adventure and to know more about the world beyond the palace, but her father Lord Crowe sees her as nothing but a pawn to be married off for politicalRead more

“Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening” by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Have you ever impulsively purchased a book and then been completely blown away by how mindbogglingly amazing it was? Earlier this summer I was traveling for work, and was horribly sick. In between meetings I stepped into a comic book store and saw the first issue of Monstress. The art was breathtaking, and I immediately grabbedRead 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

“On the Matter of the Red Hand” by J.M. Guillen

Over the past few months, I’ve been raving about a series called The Paean of Sundered Dreams, which spans a multitude of genres and tells the story of a Lovecraftian apocalypse as it impacts different worlds within a shared universe.  And within The Paean of Sundered Dreams there are a number of mini-series (micro-series? mini-series sounds tooRead more

“Aberrant Vectors” by JM Guillen

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Aberrant Vectors is the latest release in JM Guillen’s series The Dossiers of Asset 108, a sci-fi espionage series about a cybernetically enhanced sleeper agent attempting to save the world from extradimensional tentacle monsters.  I’ve been intrigued by Guillen’s writing for a while now, because each of his stories is connected in the larger multiverse of The PaeanRead more

“The Primary Protocol” by JM Guillen

The Primary Protocol is the second book in The Dossiers of Asset 108, a series of espionage novels about a cybernetically enhanced secret agent trying to save Earth from an invasion of Lovecraftian monsters.  Once again, JM Guillen takes readers on a wild ride through multiple worlds and dimensions our bold heroes struggle to stay alive, findRead more

“Rationality Zero” by J.M. Guillen

In Rationality Zero by J.M. Guillen, James Bond meets H.P Lovecraft as a secret agent attempts to save the world from invading eldritch horrors.  (The dictionary on this computer suggests I change the word “eldritch” to “britches,” which is not at the same, although depending on whose britches could be equally as terrifying.) Michael Bishop is anRead 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