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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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Review: “Cast in Courtlight,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Evocative and engrossing Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Kaylin is blunt to the point of rudeness, perpetually late to the point of offense, and apt to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. The

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Review: “Cast In Shadow,” Michelle Sagara

Pros: Intense and emotional Cons: Very occasionally confusing Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kaylin is a Hawk, serving one of the three Lords of Law. The Lords are looking into a series of murders in which children are marked with

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Non-Review: “Dead Witch Walking,” Kim Harrison

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group I do a “non-review” when I couldn’t finish a book. I won’t review it on Amazon or GoodReads, but I don’t mind telling you here why I chose not to finish. If there’s one

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Review: “Swan’s Braid,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Funny, clever, and highly entertaining Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   Swan’s Braid and Other Tales of Terizan is a collection of short stories by Tanya Huff, all featuring the thief Terizan. This is a relatively short

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Review: “He Said, Sidhe Said,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Great Tanya Huff fantasies in short form Cons: Any anthology is likely to have stories that don’t appeal to you as much as others Rating: 4 out of 5   Tanya Huff’s He Said, Sidhe Said is a delightful

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