Review: Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spinning Silver was my introduction to Naomi Novik, and a glorious introduction it was. It has been a very long time since I have been so captivated by a story, by writing, by the beauty of language that it silenced my inner critic and editor. This is a charming and captivating story drawing upon Eastern European mythology and sensibilities, a very female story, which…

Review: The Centaur’s Wife, by Amanda Leduc

The Centaur’s Wife by Amanda Leduc My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you’re looking for a post-apocalyptic, nature-takes-revenge on humans, with a fantasy overlay novel which represents disability rights, then The Centaur’s Wife is your ticket. Amanda Leduc presents a dark, relentless story in which a group of survivors takes refuge in the remains of a city which sits at the foot of a mystical mountain. And the mountain is in turn the refuge…

Another Dave Duncan audiobook!

Dave Duncan fans you’ll love this one Austin Vanfleet returns with a fabulous production of Dave Duncan’s swashbuckling adventure, One Velvet Glove, one of the King’s Blades series. This is an unabridged production which brings to life all the intrigue and suspense readers have come to expect from Dave Duncan’s novels. Picking up where he left off, Dave brought back much-beloved characters for this tale. So what happens next? Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s…

Michael Skeet’s adventure continues!

The sequel to Michael Skeet’s delicious adventure, A Poisoned Prayer, continues in an engaging and—dare I say it—enchanting tale of misdirection and grand hijinx in A Tangled Weave. And it’s now available for pre-order in both trade paperback and epub. There was an earlier fascinating post from Michael in which he described the creative process and background for A Tangled Weave.  I know you’re going to love this installment. It was a delight to edit, and a delight…

Twin launch at Audrey’s Books

Both authors Susan MacGregor and Ann Marston appear at Audrey’s Books, December 7, 2016 7:00 p.m. The evening is sure to be engaging for Edmonton denizens as both authors read from their new releases, and sign copies for patrons. Susan MacGregor sees the release of the finale of her Tattooed Witch Trilogy, The Tattooed Queen, and Ann Marston her first new novel in over a decade, A Still and Bitter Grave.  Audrey’s Books is situated at 10702 Jasper…