Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell My rating: 3 of 5 stars In general, I really enjoyed this series. But this book was definitely the weakest of the three, which is a shame, because it was the end. I have come to be extremely emotionally invested in Dar and in Kovoh-mah, her orc companion. I wanted […]Read more "Book Review: Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs III)"
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]Read more "Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu"
Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]Read more "Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo"
Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then you accidentally discover a gem of a book. The way this was marketed, I would not have read it. It was pitched to the general fiction and literary markets, and we found it on a sale table at our local Coles […]Read more "Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller"
Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admit, I picked up this book because I heard there was a Cat / Alien Blood story in it that I had not read. Cat is one of my favourite characters, a love from my youth. I first encountered Cat […]Read more "Book Review: Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge"
The Little Goblin Girl: Book One of the Goblin Girl Series by Illy Hymen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Imagine you’re playing World of Warcraft, except that every one of the quests has a sexual element to it. Imagine that someone decided to write this into a novel, but they set it in a […]Read more "Book Review: The Little Goblin Girl by Illy Hymen"
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eager for all things Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, I asked for this book for a Yuletide gift. My kids got it for me for Mother’s Day. They’re good kids (adult kids, now; older than I’d like […]Read more "Book Review: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin @GRRMSpeaking"