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Lies and Omens by Lyn Benedict Women in SF&F Month: Lane Robins

Today’s guest is fantasy author Lane Robins! She is the author of two fantasy novels inspired by the Regency era, Maledicte and Kings and Assassins, as well as four urban fantasy books in the Shadows Inquiries series as Lyn Benedict. While these two sets of books are very different from each other, the main reasons I’ve enjoyed reading both are the same: the flawed, human characters and the fact that neither shies away from darkness. The first Shadows Inquiries book, Sins […]

Women in SF&F Month Banner Women in SF&F Month: Week One Guests

The second annual Women in SF&F Month starts tomorrow! The entire month of April will be dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to speculative fiction. There will be guest posts by women who write speculative fiction and women who share their love for the genre with others on their blogs throughout the month. Like last year’s series, some guests will be discussing the subject of women writing speculative fiction, but not necessarily, since the goal is to get some […]

Maledicte and Kings and Assassins Excerpts

I just saw that Lane Robins has a new website and there are excerpts from the two fantasy novels set in Antyre. Since I’ve mentioned them a lot lately, I thought I’d share them with anyone who is interested: Maledicte Kings and Assassins Although her urban fantasy written as Lyn Benedict is mentioned on the site, there is not yet an excerpt from Sins & Shadows (it is supposed to be coming soon, though!). I finished it yesterday and it […]

Review of Kings and Assassins

Kings and Assassinsby Lane Robins368pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: Not Yet RatedGoodreads Rating: 4.5/5 Kings and Assassins is the sequel to Maledicte, the debut novel by Lane Robins. Since I very much enjoyed Maledicte, I was very eager to read this novel even though my favorite characters from the first book were absent. While it was somewhat different from its predecessor with less focus on relationships between its characters and more on politics and court intrigue, it […]

Review of Maledicte

Maledicteby Lane Robins464pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.3/5Goodreads Rating: 3.56/5 Maledicte is the debut novel of Lane Robins, who is writing a loose sequel to this book that takes place in the same world but features different characters. Since all the loose ends are tied up in Maledicte and the story arc definitely feels like it has a conclusive ending, it works well as a stand alone book. The concept and plot of this character driven fantasy […]