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Review: “Unbound,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Love libriomancy as a concept. Wonderful characters and relationships. Touching look at depression. Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Unbound is book three of the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines. This is totally different from

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Review: “Cast in Sorrow,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Fantastic world-building; definitely different Cons: Plenty of confusion Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Kaylin Neya, a private in the law-enforcing Hawks, is marked with mysterious runes on her skin that give her strange abilities. These–and her stubbornness, curiosity, and

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Review, Novella: “Cast in Moonlight,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Finally! A look at where and how Kaylin started with the Hawks Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Cast in Moonlight (The Chronicles of Elantra) is a novella set several years before the events of the rest of

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Review: “The Silvered,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Riveting tale of war, conquest, magic, and technology Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 The Empire is spreading, conquering its neighbors; the emperor seems to have a particular interest in overthrowing Aydori. In Aydori the Hunt Pack (werewolves)

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Review: “Cast in Peril,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Adds another layer of depth to the Barrani Cons: Small things… Rating: 4.5 out of 5 It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neya. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last

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Review: “Cast in Ruin,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Rich worldbuilding Cons: Not everyone’s cup of tea Rating: 4 out of 5 Kaylin is called into the fief of Tiamaris to help solve a mystery: How is it that there are seven identical corpses, all of them the

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Review: “Cast in Chaos,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Fascinating blend of fantasy and philosophy Cons: NOT a high-action book (totally dependent on personal preference) Rating: 4 out of 5 It looks like the world might end–huge magical power surges, rains of blood–but stubborn Kaylin is determined to

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Review: “Cast in Silence,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Fascinating story and excellent characters Cons: Climax is not high-action; some bits of confusion Rating: 4 out of 5 Cast in Silence (Chronicles of Elantra, Book 5) follows Cast in Shadow, Cast in Courtlight, Cast in Secret, and Cast

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Review: “Cast In Fury,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Fascinating characters and story Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 From the back of the book: When a minority race of telepaths is wrongly suspected of causing a near–devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court—and

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Review: “Cast In Secret,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Absolutely filled with Kaylin’s personality; tense plotting Cons: Some confusing bits; too many complex ‘instinctual’ actions Rating: 4 out of 5 Michelle Sagara’s Cast in Secret is book three of the Chronicles of Elantra. (It’s also available as part

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