Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Remember Kamet, the ambassador’s slave from a few books ago? Eugenides, King of Atolia & Thief of Eddis sent a solider to steal him. Most of the book is a travel journey, blessed by the god of “how many ways can you … More Good Batch this week
The princess is blind. She also refuses to speak, and who can heal that? Not the doctors, only the tiger. So off Princess Cinnamon goes to forest, which she can’t see, to hang with the tiger. Strange story, lovely artwork.
reread. What a great opening scene. Carolyn is walking down the road in a bloody silk dress, murder knife tucked into the small of her back, and she realizes that -this- driver is real-concerned, not predator-concerned to get her into the car. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” This was a very, very weird book. Death is not … More Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
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
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