“The Broken Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the book tells the story of a blind woman named Oree Shoth who makes a living selling trinkets beneath the World Tree in the center of the capital city, Shadow.  Oree mayRead 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

“The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin

  “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin tells the story of a young woman named Yeine Darr.  After her mother is murdered, she is summoned to Sky, the capital of the Arameri, by her grandfather, who is the ruler of the world.  The Arameri are renowned for their cruelty and have maintained absoluteRead more

“The Iron Wyrm Affair” by Lilith Saintcrow

“The Iron Wyrm Affair” by Lilith Saintcrow is a delightful blend of steampunk and mystery set in an alternate version of Dickensian Britain.  Mr. Archibald Clare is a Mentath, which means that he has the superpower of deduction.  When the corpses of Mentaths (some of which have had certain body parts removed) begin turning up,Read more

“House of Shadows” by Rachel Neumeier

“House of Shadows” is what you get when you blend Arthur Golden’s “Memoirs of a Geisha” with sorcery and dragons.  A merchant dies, leaving his eight daughters orphaned.  The sisters are in dire financial straits, and so they come to the conclusion that two of them must be indentured. Karah is startlingly beautiful, and soRead more