The hero is dead, long live the hero? Percy Jackson is missing, and Jason has no memory of how he got here. Who are the girlfriend and jokester-buddy who claim they’ve known him for months? Travel by dragon! Also, flame-hero meeting snow-hero = bad news. Very bad. Lots of adventure, solid back-stories on each of … More The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
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
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
66 pages of non-stop archeologist searching for an artifact & on the run from killers, in the best Indiana Jones style. Only, Owl is a thief, and the killers are the archeology cops. Why are they set on kill instead of capture, like they’ve been since the first theft? Something’s off. Also, swapping the real … More Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
Beauty and the Beast: The Beast needs a Hero & it seems that Beauty’s dad, Best Hunter [tm] turned merchant, is it. Only, not. As a merchant he got old (many hunters don’t) and slow (definitely not a good move for hunters) and had three daughters, the youngest very beautiful. Her two sisters love her … More Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Rainbow dragons. RAINBOW DRAGONS who are right up close and personal with E=MC2. Shifting from solid matter to being-of-light is an amazing trick. The rest of the book was OK. Not the best, not the worst. A solid adventure, but most of the characters are made of cardboard – high quality, best stock, but they … More Broken Soul by Faith Hunter