reviews
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!

Mad House: An Altearth Tale by Ellis L. Knox - Book Review
14, Jul

I love Knox's mix of history and fantasy, so was happy to find this novelette. 

Mon Dieu Cthulhu! The d'Bois Escapades Volume One by John Houlihan - Book Review
22, Jun

Historical Fantasy (my weakness) mixing Napoleonic Wars and Cthulhu mythos - what's not to like?

Into the Second World: An Altearth Tale by Ellis L. Knox - Book Review
08, Jun

I've previously read Goblins at the Gate by Ellis Knox and loved it, and was looking forward to delve again into his brand of alternate-fantasy-history.

Penric and the Shaman (Penric and Desdemona #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold - Book Review
31, May

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bujold’s writing, and started with the Penric series of novellas. I loved the first one, so am continuing with the series of novellas.

Kalanon's Rising (Agents of Kalanon #1) by Darian Smith - Book Review
27, May

Kalanon's Rising was one of the finalists of SPFBO 2019, and the premise of magical murders mystery caught my eye.

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (The Siege) by K.J. Parker - Book Review
12, May

I first saw Sixteen Ways to Defend A Walled City when it came out, and it caught my attention: a potentially humorous, military fantasy exploit by an author known for his historical and humorous works (KJ Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt). I'm glad I read it.