Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nevernight Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Nevernight Chronicle Book One
Pages: 448

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The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow

(An advanced copy was provided by the publisher).

Mia Corvere is the daughter of the formerly wealthy but now disgraced Corvere family. Hunted by her father's enemies she slowly learns to fend for herself, and begins to execute her revenge. Her plan is to go to the Red Church, trainers of the deadliest assassins in the Itreyan Empire, and hone the skills she'll need to get the job done ... but that will all depend on whether she can survive.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Emperor's Soul Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Cosmere (Elantris World - Sel) Standalone
Pages: 175

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It was boldness, it was contrast, it was subtlety

Shai is a master forger, a person who can rewrite the history of objects in the world of Sel. Getting caught stealing the moon scepter of the Rose Empire has landed Shai a death sentence, but she now has the chance to save her life. She must build a new soul for the Emperor Ashravan in ninety days.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Familiar Volume Three Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Pantheon
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Familiar Volume Three: Honeysuckle and Pain
Pages: 880

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(Spoilers for The Familiar Volumes 1 - 2).

It just keeps getting better. Slowly ... but surely ... but strangely. Here is what the characters from The Familiar are currently up to ...

Monday, October 3, 2016

Summerlong Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Peter S. Beagle
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Genre: Magical Realism, Romance
Series: Standalone
Pages: 240

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(An advance copy was provided by the publisher). 

Joanna Delvecchio and Abe Arronson are an elderly couple best described by Beagle as, "single but together." They live in the estuary of Puget Sound near Seattle, and their lives are thrown into unexpected new directions when Lioness Lazos arrives.