Archives: September2008
  • Review of The Alchemy of Stone

    The Alchemy of Stoneby Ekaterina Sedia304pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.13/5Goodreads Rating: 3.78/5 The Alchemy of Stone is the third novel by Ekaterina Sedia, author of The Secret History of Moscow and According to Crow. This beautifully written, character-driven story focuses on themes of social inequality and humanity within a fantastic steampunk setting combining science and magic. While it is a thoughtful tale, it can be read quickly and easily without getting bogged down by too many […]

  • Free Stories and Novels/Update

    I’ve seen quite a few free stories and novels available the past couple of days so thought I’d post them here in case anyone has missed any of has decided to bring back having free e-books available on the site for a limited time. Right now War for the Oaks by Emma Bull and Dogland by Will Shetterly are available for download here. (If you are not a registered user already, you will need to sign up in order […]

  • Review of The Cipher

    The Cipherby Diana Pharoah Francis432pp (Paperback)My Rating: 4.5/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.14/5Goodreads Rating: 3.67/5 The Cipher is the first novel in the Crosspointe series by Diana Pharoah Francis. The next book, The Black Ship, is supposed to be out in November of this year and the third book, tentatively titled The Turning Tide, is in progress. From what I have read about the series in brief descriptions and an even briefer excerpt from the third book, each novel has a […]

  • Review of Archangel Protocol

    Archangel Protocolby Lyda Morehouse352pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.54/5Goodreads Rating: 3.14/5 Archangel Protocol is the first book in the AngelLINK series by Lyda Morehouse (who also writes the Garnet Lacey series under the name Tate Hallaway). This book is followed by Fallen Host, Messiah Node, and Apocalypse Array, which are supposed to work as stand-alone novels even though they are set in the same universe as the first book. Unfortunately, the books in this series are out of […]