So… I was really hoping to get up a review of Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara this past week, but I’m still working on it. I was just wiped out all week long so trying to review it after work in the evenings wasn’t getting me anywhere. Now that I have a sore throat, I suspect being exhausted was due to fighting off a cold all week. Just great… Anyway, I am going to try to get that up soon and then continue working on the rather large backlog of books to review. I did really enjoy Dragon Sword and Wind Child so I really want to get a review of it up!

This week I got an ebook since the Kindle version is free on Amazon right now and got one unsolicited ARC in the mail. Here’s some information on each in case you want to look into either of them.

Of Blood and Honey by Stina LeichtOf Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht

This debut novel and the first volume in Fey and the Fallen has a sequel coming out in March, And Blue Skies From Pain. So it is a great time to read it, especially if you do read Kindle books since that version is available for free on Amazon right now!

I’ve been hearing great things about this book and have been wanting to read it for a while now. Since I usually have difficulty making it through ebooks, I may still get a paper copy eventually. But it’s free so might as well try reading the ebook first!

Liam never knew who his father was. The town of Derry had always assumed that he was the bastard of a protestant — his mother never spoke of him, and Liam assumed he was dead. But when the war between the fallen and the fey began to heat up, Liam and his family are pulled into a conflict that they didn’t know existed.

A centuries old conflict between supernatural forces seems to mirror the political divisions in 1970’s era Ireland, and Liam is thrown headlong into both conflicts! Only the direct intervention of Liam’s real father, and a secret catholic order dedicated to fighting “The Fallen” can save Liam… from the mundane and supernatural forces around him, and from the darkness that lurks within him.

Liminal States by Zack ParsonsLiminal States by Zack Parsons

This is a stand alone science fiction novel coming in April written by the co-founder of Something Awful. It will be available in both paperback and ebook, including Kindle and Nook versions.

There will be more material related to the novel collected on its website, including illustrations, video, and music. There is also an alternate reality narrative that ties in with the novel. For more information on the book and any of the extra material, visit this page.

Abandon your spire.

It is coming.

It is 1874 and Gideon Long is dying. Wandering the savage desert of the New Mexico Territory, he craves a last drink before he bleeds out. On the brink of madness, he discovers a place best left forgotten and makes an insidious bargain: escape his fate and incur a debt too great for one man. His country will pay the price over the twisting course of more than a century and Gideon will learn there are worse things to bargain with than the devil..