Tags: Fantasy
  • Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear Book Giveaway: The Eternal Sky Trilogy by Elizabeth Bear

    If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that Elizabeth Bear is one of my favorite authors and that I think the first two Eternal Sky books are her best books I’ve read—and that is why I’m thrilled to be giving away the entire trilogy today! I cannot gush about the two books I’ve read in this trilogy enough; the wonderful setting, lovely prose, and amazing characters make these some of the finest fantasy […]

  • The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski Review of The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner’s Curse is the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, author of The Shadow Society and The Kronos Chronicles. “Bridge of Snow,” her beautifully written short story about Arin set years before The Winner’s Curse and featuring a Herrani tale, is free online. As the daughter of the renowned General Trajan, Kestrel is expected to one day join the Valorian military. While Kestrel’s father requires that she regularly train in weapons, both of them […]

  • The Silvered by Tanya Huff Review of the Silvered by Tanya Huff

    As far as I know, The Silvered by Tanya Huff is one of those rare creatures that at times may seem like a myth in itself—a stand alone fantasy book. While I love reading some books that tell a complete story on their own, I am hoping that this one does end up having a sequel or two. I thought The Silvered was delightful, and I would love to return to this setting and characters. The Silvered combines mages and […]

  • Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear Review of Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear

    Book of Iron is a novella-length prequel to another one of Elizabeth Bear’s novellas, Bone and Jewel Creatures. These books are set in the same world as her Eternal Sky trilogy consisting of Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, and the upcoming Steles of the Sky. Book of Iron is a self-contained story and it is not necessary to read any of these other books first. Bijou the Artificer and her two companions, Prince Salih and Kaulus the Necromancer, have made […]

  • Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian Worldwide Ebook Giveaway: Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian

    Today I have one ebook copy of Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian to give away! It’s the second book in the Cobweb Bride Trilogy, following Cobweb Bride. I haven’t read these yet, but they’re on my to-read list since I have read (and loved!) another one of Vera Nazarian’s books, Lords of Rainbow. Also, I have been hearing that these books are wonderful! About Cobweb Empire: In a world where no one can die, she alone can kill… Cobweb Empire (Cobweb […]

  • Cold Steel by Kate Elliott Review of Cold Steel by Kate Elliott

    In attempt to get through the huge stack of books to review, I am going to do some “mini” reviews of some of these books using the book description instead of writing my own. (I put mini in quotes since it still ended up being about 1,000 words long in the end.) Cold Steel is the concluding volume in Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker trilogy, following Cold Magic and Cold Fire. The author’s website describes this series as “an Afro-Celtic post-Roman icepunk […]