Blog Archives

Review: “The Oddling Prince,” Nancy Springer

Pros: Neat tale with interesting characters Cons: The style took some getting used to Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Nancy Springer’s The Oddling Prince introduces us to Aric, a 17-year-old prince, his dying father the king, and his doting mother

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: ,

Review: “Tales for the Camp Fire,” ed. Loren Rhoads

Pros: Some good stories for a great cause Cons: Not many of the stories pulled me in Rating: 3 out of 5 I feel vaguely guilty not giving higher marks to a book that’s being sold to benefit charity. But

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Review: “Supernatural Tales 40: Summer 2019”

Pros: Some good stories Cons: Some so-so stories Rating: 3 out of 5 Supernatural Tales 40: Summer 2019 is a collection of seven short horror stories. It’s tough to find really good multi-author anthologies, because the odds that the editor’s

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

Review: “The Stone Sky,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Fantastic plot, characters, and worldbuilding Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, Book 3) is a stunning conclusion to the trilogy. Essun is starting to turn to stone, and using her

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Review: “The Obelisk Gate,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning epic fantasy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, Book 2) is riveting. Alabaster, who is slowly turning to stone, is trying to teach Essun how to use the Obelisks

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Review: “The Fifth Season,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning epic fantasy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I picked up N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) because her The Inheritance Trilogy left a deep and lasting impression on me. I couldn’t wait to read

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Review: “Unraveling Timelines,” Lise Breakey

Pros: Nifty time-travel Cons: Confusing time travel Rating: 4 out of 5 Lise Breakey’s Unraveling Timelines is a clever and interesting time-travel tale. There are Four Families with unique abilities. The Timewalkers, the Telepaths, the Hunters (immortals), and the Seers.

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Short Take: “The Craving,” Steve Hudgins

Pros: Halfway-decent action Cons: Awkward style; ‘meh’ twist Rating: 2 out of 5 Steve Hudgins’s novella The Craving introduces us to The Man in Black, who wakes up in a rainy field with no idea of who he is or

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

Review: “The Awakened Kingdom,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Delightful! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s fantasy novella The Awakened Kingdom (Inheritance Book 4) is a three-hundred-years-later follow-on to the three books of the Inheritance Trilogy. The Three have finally created a new godling to

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Review: “The Kingdom of Gods,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning conclusion to the trilogy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3) is a worthy successor to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms–which were stunning novels

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Stuff for Gamers

Take a look at the shirts-n-things in our stuff for gamers store.

Archives