The Great Troll War [The Last Dragonslayer #4]

Jasper Fforde ★★★ It’s been two weeks since Jennifer Strange (the last dragonslayer) and Princess Shazine (still stuck in the body of the royal dog mess cleaner-upper) returned to Snodd to discover that Zambini Towers had been destroyed by a powerful thermowizidrical blast. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Troll War V had not only…… Continue reading The Great Troll War [The Last Dragonslayer #4]

September Releases

Ah, August, where did you go – hard to believe that a bit of pottering in the garden and a couple of trips out have made the month fly by so quickly. With only a couple of days to go, here are my choices for September. My first pick is the fourth and final part…… Continue reading September Releases

August Releases

So, that was July. I seem to have spent most of the last month wishing I was holed up in a little cabin somewhere in the Arctic Circle with some good books and a bottomless mug of hot chocolate. I hate summer. I suppose there is an upside of it being too hot to sleep…… Continue reading August Releases

A Master of Djinn

P. Djèlí Clark  ★★★★★ In 1912, England and the Empire were no longer of great import, while Egypt had risen to be one of the great world powers. 40 years ago, the mystic al-Jahiz opened a portal between the mundane and magical worlds and the djinn were loosed on the world, bringing sorcery, alchemy, and…… Continue reading A Master of Djinn

June Releases

May has been mostly spent reading urban fantasy, namely Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer series, Mark Hayden’s King’s Watch series, and the fantastic Left-Handed Booksellers of London, by Garth Nix.  Urban fantasy seems to be where my head is at right now, so I’m just going with it. The Last Dragonslayer is technically YA, but…… Continue reading June Releases

Anna

Sammy HK Smith ★★★ In her post-apocalyptic world, she has chosen to leave her home and wander the wastelands, subsisting on what she can scavenge and hunt. Women have become mere chattel in this new reality, bought and sold and violated at the whim of the men who snare them, so she avoids human contact,…… Continue reading Anna

Threadneedle

Cari Thomas ★★★★★ “Magic is the first sin; we must bear it silently” When Anna’s father murdered her mother and killed himself, it was her aunt who took her in. Aunt is a witch, a Binder. Anna is being raised to become a Binder, taught that magic is a curse, a temptation that must be…… Continue reading Threadneedle

May Releases

Wow, this month has really sped past. So much so that I didn’t quite realise when I was, and hadn’t got round to writing this post yet. If it seems a bit rushed, now you know why. I’ve also had two projects on this month, one of which is irrelevant to the blog but seems…… Continue reading May Releases

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]

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