reviews
A Troll Walks into a Bar: A Noir Urban Fantasy Novel by Douglas Lumsden - Book Review
26, Oct

Considering my love of detective stories, especially noir, hard-boiled types, and urban fantasy it wasn't a big surprise I jumped right on this.

Battle Ground (The Dresden Files #17) by Jim Butcher - Book Review
10, Oct

I've read the first half of this story (see my review of Peace Talks) back in July, and of course I jumped straight into this novel as soon as it came out.

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World by Philip Matyszak - Book Review
18, Sep

Matyszak is one of my favourite popular historians (because archaeologists and historians are much more deserving of celebrity culture than actual celebrities), and I loved previous books of his. This books offers a review of people and nations you've probably heard of in passing, and promises to give you a deeper understanding of those forgotten people and their impact on later generations.

How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (The Siege #2) by K.J. Parker - Book Review
08, Sep

I've read the previous novel (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) just recently, and there was just no doubt I'd read this one as soon as it comes out.

The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski - Book Review
05, Sep

I've watched The Witcher TV series first, and since my wife wanted to watch it again ahead of season 2 it was high time to read the books.

The Weird of the White Wolf (The Elric Saga #3) by Michael Moorcock - Book Review
21, Aug

After reading the prequel Elric of Malnibone (review), I wanted to read the first original stories, which were collected and published in this volume.

Elric of Melniboné (The Elric Saga #1) by Michael Moorcock - Book Review
21, Aug

I've been in the mood for some classic SF/F lately, and since I've been meaning to re-read the Elric saga this seemed like the perfect, timely choice.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein - Book Review
08, Aug

I read most of Heinlein's work years ago, and was in the mood for some classic Sci-Fi. This work has aged well, and makes it clear why he was a grandmaster story-teller.

Peace Talks (The Dresden Files #16) by Jim Butcher - Book Review
20, Jul

I enjoyed the Dresden Files in the past, so was looking forward to the new installment after a few years' gap. If you've never read them before this is not the place to start, but if you are a fan then this book delivers. 

Add a Cup of Chaos by Stephanie Barr - Book Review
14, Jul

This is my first foray into Barr's works, after reading the prequel short story Demon Spawn. Chaos is just about right!