Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy books of all sorts – from the Lord of the Rings to Kate Daniels and everything in between

Review of Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews – coming 23 November 2021

A welcome return to the Kinsmen series… Author duo Ilona Andrews have returned to their Kinsmen universe after a decade or so, and it’s a shame they stayed away so long.   Fated Blades is a long novella – or is it a short book?  You pick!   But either way, it’s a fast-paced and fun tale …

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Review of Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells – recently published

A nice mix of mystery and science fiction… I’m a big fan of mysteries, and I like to read mysteries set in places that are new to me – or in this case, imaginary places that are new to me!  Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells fills that bill quite nicely.    Our protagonist, Murderbot, is a …

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Review of Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Kill the Queen had me hooked from its first two sentences: “The day of the royal massacre started out like any other. With me doing something completely, utterly useless.”  From this inauspicious beginning, things rapidly go even further downhill for the protagonist, Evie – officially Lady Everleigh Saffira Winter Blair, a very minor royal in …

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Looking forward to….Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews on Jan 12, 2021 (review)

I don’t read much urban or contemporary fantasy, but I’ve somehow gotten hooked on pretty much all of the books written by author duo Ilona Andrews. So, I was quite happy to receive an advance review copy of their latest book, Blood Heir, which will make its debut on January 12, 2021.  Blood Heir is …

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Review of A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

Based on a recommendation in the Science Fiction/Fantasy thread at the MobileRead forums, I just picked up and read A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher.  It’s a young adult title, and I’m not a young adult (!!!), but I do enjoy some YA books from time to time.   And this was one of them.  Overall …

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