This is the fifth and last book in the Great Library series. The family got to borrow it from a friend who ordered a copy of the book, which was great because I didn’t even realize it was out already.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 354 pages
Setting: Alexandria, soon after the events of Smoke and Iron
Summary: Short version: The gang have to save the Great Library from internal and external attack Continue reading
Illustration by Odera Igbokwe. Follow the link to the story at Fireside Magazine
I recently saw a post about the nominees for the 2019 Locus Award. One of the Locus Awards is given for short stories. I checked and can access all of the nominees, so I thought I’d read and review them all. Since they’re awarded in June, I might even get them all reviewed before I find out who the winner is. Maybe. Anyways, here’s my first review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award. This story was also nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Short Story Awards.
Published: February, 2018 in Fireside Magazine
Genre: urban historical fiction
Setting: a United States with mythological creatures and magic, around the Revolutionary War time (late 1700s)
Summary: Short version: The person’s story behind each tooth George Washington acquires Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Great Library series. We borrowed it from a friend because the library only has the first three books.
Genre: YA alternate history/fantasy
Length: 448 pages
Setting: Alexandria, immediately after the events of Ash and Quill
Summary: Short version: Jess and his friends make their move to remove the Archivist Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: January, 2016 in Alt.History 102 (Future Chronicles Book 10)
Genre: alternate history/science fiction
Setting: ancient Carthage
Summary: Short version: The Goddess Tanit and God Baal were aliens trying to repair their spacecraft Continue reading
This is the third book in the Great Library series the kids and I are reading.
Genre: YA alternative history/fantasy
Length: 338 pages
Setting: mostly Philadelphia, right after the events of Paper and Fire
Summary: Short version: Jess and his friends survive the Burners of Philadelphia Continue reading
This is the second book in The Great Library series. The kids and I loved the first book in the series so much we had to get the second book immediately.
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 354 pages
Setting: Alexandria, Rome, and London, soon after the events of Ink and Bone
Summary: Short version: Rescuing Thomas from the Library who is trying to control society Continue reading
This is the first book in the Great Library series. It came to my attention in a post on The Hub about books set in libraries (I’m a sucker for that subgenre – that and books about books). Miss Adventure picked up the second book in the series at our library, and I convinced her to request the first one.
Genre: YA urban fantasy/alternate history
Length: 351 pages
Setting: mostly parts of England and Alexandria, an alternate version of the present
Summary: Short version: The Library of Alexandria is all-powerful and Jess learns that leads to corruption Continue reading