Tag: fantasy

Glenda Larke: The Watergivers (aka The Stormlord Trilogy)

Just when I start thinking to myself, “Well, that’s it. I’m out of books to read.” I discover there’s an entire continent full of under-acknowledged fantasy writers out there. I’m talking about Australia. After perusing all the lists of Hugo, Nebula, Locus nominated novels and making sure I’ve read all the works of my usual…


Michael J. Sullivan: Riyria Revelations

Each of the six books in this series deserves a full review, but I couldn’t stop reading the series long enough to write them. I read these six books in four days. I’m not sure I did anything else during this time, I assume basic bodily functions and consumption of food occurred, if only so…


Kevin Hearne : The Iron Druid Chronicles : Hounded, Hexed, Hammered

I’ve been struggling with a review for this series for about a month now. I enjoyed all of these three books so much that I couldn’t write a review that was good enough. I can’t wait until Tricked comes out in mid-April 2012. After thinking about all the other books I wrote reviews for, I decided…


Ben Aaronovitch: Moon Over Soho

Since I read Ben Aaronovitch’s first and second books on consecutive days, this is more of a review of Ben Aaronovitch in general. In my review of his first book, Rivers of London, I essentially said that although the premise is strongly reminiscent of The Dresden Files, this series is sure to develop in more…


Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London

I’d like to think that if I were a police constable on duty in London, and if a witness came up to me claiming to have seen a horrible murder take place, and if said witness patiently explained that he couldn’t come down to the station and give a statement on account of having been…


Jim Butcher: Ghost Story

If I were a writer, I would want to write like Jim Butcher. It’s a very strange thing, because he’s not my favorite writer of all time, nor did he write my favorite book of all time, etc etc. But while I love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld a little more than The Dresden Files, and while…


Terry Pratchett: Nation

Well, now I’m officially out of Terry Pratchett books to read. I was hoarding this one for a rainy day, just like for several years I refused to read Curtain and Nemesis by Agatha Christie since I wanted to save them until I was on my deathbed, but then I thought to myself, what if…