Mini Reviews: Case Study of Vanitas Vol. 1 & Bride of the Water God Vol. 2

The Case Study of Vanitas is a steampunk vampire manga set in Paris. The plot revolves around a magical book that can change the essence of a vampire, cursing them to become a monster, or curing them and making them whole again. The protagonist is a vampire named Noe who encounters Vanitas, a self-proclaimed vampire doctorRead more

“Volkhavaar” by Tanith Lee

My paperback of Volkhavaar by Tanith Lee is so old and battered that even my cell phone Instagram picture is higher resolution that anything I can find on the internet. This tells me two things–(A) Volkhavaar is not one of Tanith Lee’s best known books, and (B) I got hella lucky at the used bookstore. Volkhavaar is quintessentiallyRead more

Review and Giveaway: “The Brothers Cabal” by Jonathan L. Howard

The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard is the fourth book in the Johannes Cabal series.  Even though it’s not the first in the series, it can function relatively well as a standalone.  I haven’t read the earlier books, but was able to jump into this one quite easily. Johannes Cabal is a necromancer.  He’sRead more