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A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi The Leaning Pile of Books

The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week–old or new, bought or received for review consideration (usually unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. This week’s books are mainly […]

Perilous Prophecy by Leanna Renee Hieber Excerpt: Perilous Prophecy by Leanna Renee Hieber

Today I have an exclusive excerpt from Perilous Prophecy by Leanna Renee Hieber to share with you! This prequel to Strangely Beautiful, a Prism Award winner for Best Fantasy Novel as The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess, is being re-released in a new, revised trade paperback/ebook edition on June 20. ABOUT PERILOUS PROPHECY Cairo in the 1860s is a bustling metropolis where people from all walks of life mix and mingle, mostly in complex harmony. When evil ghosts and unquiet spirits stalk the […]

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip The Leaning Pile of Books

The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week–old or new, bought or received for review consideration (usually unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. It’s been quiet here since […]

The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier May 2017 Patreon Book

Since the beginning of 2016, I have been reading and reviewing one book a month based on the results of a poll on Patreon. All of these monthly reviews can be viewed here. The May theme is books featuring dragons. Reading time has been scarce until recently, but I’ve been reading Aliette de Bodard’s The House of Binding Thorns and Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Fate—and enjoying the dragons in both of them so much that I wanted to read more books featuring dragons this month! The May […]

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler April 2017 Patreon Book

Since the beginning of 2016, I have been reading and reviewing one book a month based on the results of a poll on Patreon. All of these monthly reviews can be viewed here. The April theme is Tiptree Award-recognized science fiction (written by women since it is Women in SF&F Month, after all!). As stated on their website, the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award is “an award encouraging the exploration and expansion of gender.” There’s a handy database for viewing and searching the books that have […]

The Waking Land by Callie Bates The Leaning Pile of Books

The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week–old or new, bought or received for review consideration (usually unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. Last week brought two books […]