August 2019 — A Wrap-Up

The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce The Tortall Universe is made up of several interlocked series. As you forge ahead, you keep meeting familiar characters from the previous books. It is nice to see that they are happy but they are written so as not to overshadow the protagonist of the book at…

July 2019 — A Wrap-Up

Great premise: if God was going to save His loyal followers and a pair of every type of beasts by having Noah build an ark, wouldn’t Hell want to do the same for all the demons, nightmares, and terrors? Charged with the duty to oversee that the evil beings survived the storm is a wizard…

I Liked Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

I’ve noticed that the pattern’s changing for the books in this series. The previous one did feature Elena and Raphael as the lead couple. Yet, it also peeked at other relevant things that went on with other people. But in this one, we are shown an even broader view. Sure, we get Janvier and Ashwini’s…

June 2019 — A Wrap-Up

I bought this book on a whim as soon as I read the words steampunk in the blurb on the back. Now, I’m glad I did! I won’t call it exceptional, but it does make for fun reading on rainy afternoons or when procrastination takes the helm. At times, the author’s style will remind you…

Wringo Ink. Short Story for the Genre Comedy: Poof!

Chapter 1 Owexator activated the photo resistors in her eyes with a wave of her hand. As she stood in front of the mirror, she turned her metallic body this way and that. After what Scyther had said yesterday, she had decided it was time for a critical evaluation. “If only my arms had been…

Trent Jamieson’s Trilogy is All about Dealing in Death

Review of the first book in the series. Managing Death So, how little an effort Selby makes to be better at his job irked me when I was reading the previous book. That doesn’t really change in this one either. Another thing that I didn’t like was how the author made Hungry Death sound like…