Tag Archives: History/Myth

Dawnspell – Katharine Kerr

And we’re back to the sweary Celts. I’m just enjoying how thoroughly readable this series is (and not just because it’s helping me claw my way back to being on target with my reading goal*). It’s so restful, especially after … Continue reading

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Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Final Nebula nominee, and with time to spare. Go me. But I’m going to cut to the conclusion on this one a little bit – honestly, it also just wasn’t great. Not terrible, not objectionable, not hate-worthy or awful. Just… … Continue reading

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The Calculating Stars – Mary Robinette Kowal

Penultimate Nebula! So close! The finish line nears! And it’s another meh one… great. This one was frustrating – I loved the idea behind it, and was really glad to read a novel about it… I just was completely underwhelmed … Continue reading

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Unquiet Women – Max Adams

I’ve actually been reading this for a while, but it’s a very pretty hardback I’ve not wanted to ruin by carrying around in my bag, so it’s been something I’ve been dipping in and out of at home, rather than … Continue reading

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Daggerspell – Katharine Kerr

A brief interlude from the Nebulas, to read some escapist fantasy trash. I mean, c’mon look at that cover. The title. The series title. Everything about it says “do you want to get sucked into reading something totally compelling and … Continue reading

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The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang

This one’s not going to be spoiler safe, I’m sorry. I didn’t like the book, but there’s no real way for me to explain why I didn’t without spoiling some fairly major plot points (and indeed, the ending). Equally, I’m … Continue reading

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Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse

Things can only get better, right? In this case, yep, absolutely. For a start Trail of Lightning has some actual substance to it and achieves a proper story with a normal pace and characters that are actually characters. This shouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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