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 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
Robin Hood is Welsh? Of course, why didn’t anyone point this out before! Rhi Bran i Hod = King Raven the Enchanter. What better way to scare off the pursuit than by pretending to be a giant black bird with raven-feather fletched arrows? He’s not a man, he’s a phantom! Who wants to marry Merian, … More Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
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!
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
The war is over, what’s left to write about? Time to bring the story back to the personal: Meg & Simon, are they going to kiss again or not? Incidentally, Policeman Montgomery has a criminal brother, that would be petty crime and not global war, and Jimmy is coming to town. Jimmy is Not Nice … More Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
After 10 books, it’s time to take Mercy Thompson out of her comfort zone, and drop her off in _country_ (spoiler) after which she escapes to Prague. There are several new set of vamps & werewolves for Mercy to deal with, and several of them think were-coyote = weak and helpless. Until somebody is literally … More Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs