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  • A doomed ship in the waters around Iceland that has experienced tragedy across several crews is at the center A Haunting in the Arctic by C.J. Cooke. The Ormen is a whaling ship with a dark history, two of its crews have disappeared over the years. Cooke tells a dark, painful, tragic story in two…
  • At its simplest, Fathomfolk is a fantasy tale of underwater folk. More than that, though, Fathomfolk is a story about differences – differences between land and sea, differences in lifestyles, differences in society – and how land-based humans live alongside human-like sea creatures. Combining elements of East Asian folk-stories and mythology with an otherworldly fantasy…
  • Hello everyone! So, in 2014 I was 50. To celebrate that, of a sort, I made up a list of 50 books/series that were important to my genre reading, whittled down from a list of about 100. (Link HERE.) (There’s also a list at the end of this article.) In 2019 I was 55 and…
  • Imagine that we’re back to 2010. The huge success of the movie Iron Man in 2008, with over $500 million made means that Marvel has decides to think about a sequel. This becomes the logically titled Iron Man 2. Set mainly six months after the first Iron Man movie, it becomes the third film in…
  • When a novel begins with the death of an entire family at the hands of a god, that sets the tone for a novel. Especially when Kissen, the protagonist who witness the death of her family also loses her leg. From there, Godkiller jumps ahead quite a few years with Kissen trying to put an…
  • From the publisher: “Deep in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts stands Saint Perpetua’s College. Isolated and ancient, it is not a place for timid girls. Here, secrets are currency, ambition is lifeblood, and strange ceremonies welcome students into the fold. On her first day of class, Laura Sheridan is thrust into an intense academic rivalry…
  • Robert Jackson Bennett has been blurring the genre lines since his first novels published a little over a decade ago (Mr. Shivers, 2010; The Company Man 2011, etc). His latest novel, The Tainted Cup (February 2024) which launches The Shadow of the Leviathan series, is no exception. It is a murder mystery set in a…
  • Following events in The Tyranny of Faith, Konrad Vonvalt is now a disgraced and powerless ex-Justice. With the Imperialist Magistratum disbanded, and by the order of the Emperor, Vonvalt and his band – Helena Sedanka, Vonvalt’s protegee and the narrator of our tale, female knight von Osterlen, and Sir Radomir, the former Sheriff of Galen’s…
  • In the third Prefect Dreyfus novel, (the first, The Prefect, was reviewed here, and the second, Elysium Fire, reviewed here), we return to the world of the Revelation Space series  and the Panoply Prefects (they are very careful to say not-space-police) dedicated to maintaining democracy in the Glitter Band. Quick recap – In the Revelation…
  • Irish Folklore and family secrets form the core of Neil Sharpson’s Knock Knock, Open Wide. Sharpson’s novel starts in 1979 on a dark rainy night, as Etain Lakin comes across a dead body on the road, and strange dogs in pursuit. Etain decides to bring the body to a remote farmhouse and she is strangely…