1636: Mission to the Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (1632 Universe) 4 stars, SFF Debut novel for Griffin Barber. Desert Noir by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #1) 4 star, mystery Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #2) 3 star, mystery
Disclaimer: Did not read the original series. Plot still made sense. The cover if very, very beautiful. Every time I put the book down for being boring, the cover called to me again. Bonus for reading and reading (and reading and reading): dragons at the end! The Prince: Ash is a healer, wants to learn … More Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Stayed at my sister for the weekend… So many books on the shelves. And on the couch. And on the floor around the couch. And in a large canvas bag for library trips. The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book ages and ages ago, and was afraid to … More A Classical Weekend
The Incrementalists by Steven Brust SFF, 5 stars Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere A Material Witness Mystery #2) 5 stars The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton SFF, 3 stars.
OMG why did I never hear of this book before? The format is the memoir of a 90 year old woman who studied dragons all her life. This way she can write little asides to the audience such as “I was only 19, I didn’t know any better” to cover some really unpleasant imperialist-colonial relations, … More A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Romeo & Juliet, the Alaska version. (Once again, I need a Shakespeare shelf. See also Hambly’s Die Upon a Kiss https://www.goodreads.com/review/show…) Two villages, alike in dignity – no, not any more. When Alaska got the big federal payout several presidents ago, one village chose to stay traditional, and the other said fork it over. Guess … More Bad Blood and Less than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
Vika Andreyeva, Enchanter, is almost 17 years old. Nikolai Karimov, Enchanter, is 18 years old. Pasha, crown prince of Russia, is also 18. Can you predict a love triangle? (Incidentally, Niko’s maid is in love with him, but that little love triangle doesn’t count for anything, she’s a girl and not nobility.) The rest of … More The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye