Shards of Earth [The Final Architecture #1]

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★ The Architects came for Earth first. Humanity had nothing to stop them, so Earth fell, torn asunder and remade at the Architect’s whim. Decades and many dead planets later, our last best hope were the Intermediaries, a handful of surgically altered humans borne into space by a female warrior caste, the genetically…… Continue reading Shards of Earth [The Final Architecture #1]

Peace Talks [The Dresden Files #16]

Jim Butcher ★★★★★ Harry Dresden is back! It’s been more than six years since I read Skin Game, the previous book in the Dresden Files series – not because of losing interest in the series (I love it), but because real life interrupted the author’s output – so I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t…… Continue reading Peace Talks [The Dresden Files #16]

April Releases

Three seems to be becoming the magic number, as that’s what I have for you again this month. I found this month’s pickings to be fairly slim but came up with the following for your consideration. I reviewed Christina Sweeney-Baird’s The End of Men back in December, giving it four stars. It’s a timely viral…… Continue reading April Releases

Shade Cursed

M.D. Massey ★★ As a baby, Crowley was abducted by the fae, a changeling taken to Underhill and given to the powerful sorceress Fuamnach to raise and train. Now a powerful shadow mage, he has escaped the fae and, despite being on the run from Fuamnach, has settled in Austin, Texas, from where he occasionally…… Continue reading Shade Cursed

Dark Lullaby

Polly Ho-Yen ★★★★ “We used to worry about nuclear weapons, overpopulation, climate change… but not this. Not infertility.” It’s been over twenty years since the last child was conceived naturally. Trying to have a baby involves long, painful, and sometimes fatal fertility treatment, but a successful outcome – a child – is the most precious…… Continue reading Dark Lullaby

All the Murmuring Bones

A.G. Slatter ★★★ “There’s an old woman, though, with plans and plots of long gestation; and there’s the sea, which will have her due, come hell or high water; and there are secrets and lies which never stay buried forever.” For generation upon generation, the O’Malley family has prospered in their sprawling mansion on the…… Continue reading All the Murmuring Bones

March Releases

Three for you again this month. Back when I first started reviewing, one of my first books was Stillhouse Lake, by Rachel Caine. I’d read a couple of her Weather Warden fantasy series years before, but I had no idea she wrote non-fantasy as well, so I was intrigued. I ended up reading, reviewing, and…… Continue reading March Releases

The Lodge

Chris Coppel ★★★ “I wish the animals could shoot back.” Nestled in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands, The Lodge has opened for business and welcomed its first guests. In previous incarnations it had been a farm, then a vegan mindfulness retreat, but now it was open to the hunters and shooters of the…… Continue reading The Lodge

February Releases

My three choices this month are all the next instalment of series I’ve been following since they began: 1993 for Anita Blake (!!!), 2014 for Wayfarers, and 2016 for Oddjobs. For the last couple of years, I’ve had various eye conditions that have prevented me from reading ‘real’ books, and my stubborn refusal to mix…… Continue reading February Releases

One Day All This Will Be Yours

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★ “Nobody know where they were when the Causality War started.” At some point in the past, the Causality War began. Nobody knows who started it, when it was started, or exactly how it was started. It was not a war of bombs and guns, but a war that weaponised time itself. Once…… Continue reading One Day All This Will Be Yours