reviews
The Blacktongue Thief (Blacktongue #1) by Christopher Buehlman - Book Review
11, Oct

I first noticed this novel when Tor was promoting it, and it looked like something I'd enjoy - I've been in a mood for lighter fantasy recently. So, for a change, I read something in the year it was published :-D

A Year in the Life of Ancient Greece: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There by Philip Matyszak - Book Review
30, Sep

I adore Matyszak's works for bringing daily life in antiquity to the modern reader. Our perceptions of life in the classical era are influenced so much by contemporary writers that were from and concerned with the 1% plus Hollywood's misappropriation and misrepresentation, that Matyszak's works are a breath of fresh air.

For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny - Book Review
21, Sep

Every so often I like to read something from the classic grandmasters of SFF, and Zelazny has always been a favourite of mine. This came up during a conversation with a friend, so I just jumped on it.

NPCs (Spells, Swords, & Stealth #1) by Drew Hayes - Book Review
19, Sep

I was in the mood for something light and quick (and fantasy), and found NPCs languishing in my TBR pile. Now I'm glad I pulled it out :)

License to Quill, by Jacopo della Quercia - Book Review
12, Sep

I heard many good things about License to Quill from someone whose taste I trust (my dearest fan ;-), and being a historical fiction fan the book held a natural interest.

A Hag Rises from the Abyss (Alexander Southerland, P.I., #3) by Douglas Lumsden - Book Review
08, May

I adored the previous Alex Southerland novels, so when I got the ARC for this one I practically squealed with joy. It was worth the wait!

The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson - Book Review
31, Jan

This novella won both Hugo and Nebula, a big distinction. I like to occasionally read what's the art-critics like in the genre, so delved in.

Sweet Silver Blues (Garrett Files #1) by Glen Cook - Book Review
30, Jan

As a lover of fantasy and detectives I've long had Glen Cook's Garrett Files on my TBR. This review is for the first in the series, but I expect to read through it this year.