Category: books

Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

The fates of a Godkiller, a baker, and a young girl and her pet God intertwine in this fantasy novel. I really wanted to like this more than I did, but for some reason neither the world, the story nor the characters really captured my interest. However, it really picked up by the end and…

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All the Hidden Paths by Foz Meadows

Though I devoured this as fast as I did the first book in The Tithenai Chronicles series, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much. There was a little too much rumination on self-worth (or the lack thereof) for my tastes. Still enjoy the worldbuilding and the characters a lot. I did like the addition of…

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A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

I really enjoyed A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows. A unabashadely queer novel deliciously somehow saturated with both tenderness and sweetness even though there are a lot of rather grim situations (murders/rape/abuse). After finishing I was left with the same kind of feelings I have after Becky Chambers or Katherine Addison novels. Absolutely…

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Lake of Souls

As a huge fan of Ann Leckie, but not someone who generally enjoys short stories very much, “Lake of Souls” was a bit mixed bag for me. I enjoyed the final two stories the most, the penultimate being the absolute delight that is “Saving Bacon”. I loved it, and I love Slale Vachash-Troer and his…

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The Sunne in Splendour

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman was both interesting and well-written. I found it particularly interesting as it deals with a time frame I’m not very familiar with as most histories, biographies, and novels I’ve favoured previously have covered the Tudor period. Obviously reading it for the first time in 2024 changes how…

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