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
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
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant My rating: 3 of 5 stars This Book is Brought To Your Reading Stack by the Power of Someone Else Is Reading It, It Must Be Good. Capital phrases brought to you by epic fantasy. This book was written 20 years after The Lion The Witch & … More
Book 1: The king is dead, long live the – hey, where’s the heir? Save the princess! Book 2: OK, we found the princess, can we put her on the throne? Falcio val Mond the Greatcoat, the optimist who believes, really believes, in the King’s Law, wants some of the Dukes to back the princess’s … More Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
Best part: a nine year old boy wants to make a rainbow. He knows rainbows live over the waterfall in the summer, but now it is winter. So he cuts a piece of ice into a triangle and puts it in sunlight … and spills a rainbow on the ground. Hm, but rainbow bridges are … More Odd and the Frost Giants & Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Nine short(ish) story. Some marvelous, some meh. Disclaimer: I didn’t read the 1st Mistborn series, but I read the 2nd, while I read 2nd Stormlight book but not the 1st. “The Emperor’s Soul” was breathlessly fabulous. Forging a painting, forging the Emperor’s scepter, does it prepare a crook to forge the most impossible thing? “Sixth … More Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson