Naomi Novik spins gold in this excellent new standalone novel, which perfectly captures the essence of Slavic fairy tales while doing an excellent job of turning the classical Rumplestiltskin tale on its heels. Novik's previous novel, Uprooted, was a 2015 favourite of mine. Novik's love for Slavic folklore shined through. For the first time had... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly: The Good, The Bad, The Meh
I received Melokai for free as part of r/fantasy's TBRindr initiative, meant to popularize and highlight the works of independently published authors. Melokai's opening held a great deal of promise, which could've propelled the story forward. Unfortunately, this novel didn't ultimately deliver on the promises made, both by its opening and its cover. Before I... Continue Reading →
Sunday ComiX: Bone, Volume 01–Out from Bonetown
For as long as I've read superhero comic books, I have less experience with non-Marvel/DC titles than I'd like. I recently listened to the excellent "The View from the Cheap Seats" audiobook, written and performed by Neil Gaiman, who is one of the most talented writers I've read, dead or alive. He is also a... Continue Reading →
Some Random Articles I read in June!
I read loads of articles on the Internet. Some are good, some are bad but those below are either the best, or the most useful, or the most random I could be bothered to write a line or two about! RockPaperShotgun explains it all: Getting Warframes in Warframe, a Guide to end all Guides! I've... Continue Reading →