I saw this reviewed on a GeekMom post and thought it would be a good read aloud to start off the school year. I was not disappointed.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 377 pages
Setting: various locations of a make-believe industrial (but not cell-phone) level world
Summary: Short version: Bronte travels to all her aunts’ houses after her parents die Continue reading
This is the third book in the Quarters series.
Length: 413 pages
Setting: Shkoden, soon after the events of Fifth Quarter
Summary: Short version: The Bards try to understand the newly discovered fifth kigh (the soul) Continue reading
This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: 2018 in the short story collection Robots vs. Fairies
Genre: fantasy short story
Length: 13 pages
Setting: someone’s house, present day
Summary: Short version: Our narrator watches four fairies work their way up his bookcase Continue reading
I finished reading the Event Horizon stories last week, and haven’t found an equivalent anthology to replace it yet. So, I thought I’d review some audio stories instead. The Walk is a podcast that’s meant to be listened to while you’re outside walking. While I don’t remember how I first heard about it, I thought the premise was intriguing and checked it out.
Published: 2018 by Panoply and available to listen to free online at your favorite podcast app
Genre: apocalyptic serial fiction
Length: 31 episodes, each around 25 minutes long
Setting: Inverness, Scotland to London, England
Summary: Short version: A group of people try to stop an AI from taking over the world Continue reading
Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 347 pages
Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage
Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading
A saw a brief review raving about this book recently. Kingfisher is the pen name for Ursula Vernon’s adult books. I enjoy her writing style (I’ve reviewed Harriet the Invincible) and was able to get a copy for my Kindle before I left for the Bahamas.
Length: 230 pages
Setting: mostly on the way to Anuket City in a medieval technology fantasy world
Summary: Short version: Slate puts together a team to go to Anuket City through enemy lines Continue reading