Monstrous Devices was a net-galley book from the publisher. I got it very close to the publication date listed, although it seems to have been published earlier, maybe in different formats, or it’s been picked up by a bigger publisher.
Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline was one of Rhonda Parrish’s anthologies that I didn’t try to enter, because I didn’t understand what she was looking for. So I read it to find out. I also managed to snag a pre-publication copy
Forged in Blood is the finale of the Emperor’s Edge series featuring Amaranthe and her gang of outlaws who are fighting to free the Emperor from the people who would overthrow him. The assassin Sicarius is one of the gang,
Equus was a book I received from LibraryThing, as part of their first reads initiative. It is nothing to do with Equus the play. But it is Latin for ‘horse’. Equus Ed. by Rhonda Parrish There’s always something magical about
The Whispering Skull is book 2 in the Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud. You may remember I was swept away by The Screaming Staircase in December. I rated it one of my top reads of 2016. The Blurb In the
This was the Great Middle Grade Reads group’s Book of the Month for March, and I read it in two sittings over Easter, with a paperback from my library. The Blurb (from Goodreads) “She’s the most powerful steam engine in
T is for Turgonia, the main city in Lindsay Buroker’s fabulous Emperor’s Edge series. Since it’s Saturday, it’s book review day, but since it’s the A to Z, I have to focus on world-building. My review is of Conspiracy, book
The third book in the Emperor’s Edge series opens with a kidnapping. Well, it actually opens with Maldynado trying to set Amaranthe up with a man, while they are viewing the arena for the annual Games, but that’s just Maldynado
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream revisioned as a steampunk tale? You must be kidding. That was roughly my reaction when I saw this as part of a steampunk/fantasy bundle from Storybundle.com, a wonderful way of getting great ebooks in a
I don’t know whether I told you how much I loved Lindsay Buroker’s Flash Gold series. I know I told you I liked the first in her Emperor’s Edge series a lot. A whole lot. I love it, even more
One of the disadvantages of getting the first three books of the Emperor’s Edge series in a collection is that it doesn’t count as a book read towards my Goodreads total yet! I got this set of three as part
The third and final book in the (YA and up) Flash Gold Chronicles (so far, at any rate) sees Kali intent on making an airship so she can escape from Dawson City and the cold of the oncoming winter. The
Such a joy to read a well constructed, funny, beautifully described, imaginative tale.
A genuine Hero. Famous, successful, beloved by all. Bored to tears. Until it all goes horribly wrong… Mr Fritschi introduces us to Tilger, a Hero trying to recover his lost heroism. His pomposity is suffered by his highly intelligent horse
H is for History. How did this world get to be populated by guinea pigs and have so many parallels to our own? Hugo makes a reference at some stage to certain trade routes with the ‘old world’ being illegal
I got this book as the first in the series when I got the third in the series during the Read an E-Book Week. Proof that these promotions work for some people! Flash Gold is a short book, but a