reviews
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.

The King's Gambit (SPQR #1) by John Maddox Roberts - Book Review
18, Jan

I've long had Maddox Roberts' SPQR series on my TBR list (ever since I started reading Roman whodunits - Lindsey Davis, Steven Saylor, et al), but it took some time to get to this series.

Alexander at the World's End by Tom Holt - Book Review
27, Dec

I loved Holt's more fantasy works (especially under his KJ Parker pen-name), so was eager to try his pure historical fiction.

Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis - Book review
14, Dec

I've heard good things about Tregillis' works and their historical-fantasy settings and vibes, and given that this book is a standalone (often my preference) and a noir detective to boot I was drawn.

Purple and Black by K.J. Parker - Book Review
29, Nov

I love KJ Parker's pseudo-Byzantine fantasy, and this short read was up to his excellent standard.

A Witch Steps into My Office: A Noir Urban Fantasy Novel (Alexander Southerland, P.I. Book 2) by Douglas Lumsden - Book Review
24, Nov

Lumsden's previous novel left me wanting more, so it didn't take me long to delve into this second book in the series. Nor was I disappointed - this is an excellent sequel, even better than the previous.