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Book Review – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a well written epic fantasy with some fantastic world building (culture, religion, magic & society), and a very interesting inquiry into gender roles and biases.

That said, I personally found it a bit too heavy going for my tastes. . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Worldcon Site Selection Voting

Let’s look at voting in Worldcon Site Selection – in particular, for those of us in Australia and New Zealand, why we should vote in Site Selection even though we may not make it to the winning site. . . . → Read More: Worldcon Site Selection Voting

Book Review – Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan

Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sent to Wales to investigate what’s happening in the Western Celestial Plane, Emma begins to discover more about her past, only to find she’s not at all welcome in her ancestral homeland.

John is determined to keep Emma safe and fulfil the prophecy . . . → Read More: Book Review – Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan

Book Review – Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Shogun is dead and the Shima Imperium is at risk of civil war. Regrouping from their victory, the Kage are under threat of a new Shogun heir, backed by the Lotus Guild, who wants nothing more than to kill Yukiko and destroy all . . . → Read More: Book Review – Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Book Review – A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan

A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Raised by monks after the death of his family in a suspicious fire, Caldan receives an excellent education and magical training. Upon reaching adulthood he leaves the monastery to make his own way, and try and find out who his family . . . → Read More: Book Review – A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan

Book Review – The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Marius don Hellespont is dead bored. Literally. Despite being life-challenged he won the heart of the girl he loved and retired to the country with her, where with nary a shady scheme in sight, he’s bored out of his considerable wits.

Then . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby

Book Review – Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? by Andrez Bergen

Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? by Andrez Bergen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Southern Cross is the newest superhero (cape) to arrive in Heropa, only to find that things aren’t quite as expected – someone or something is killing off the capes, both heroes and villains, one by one.

Southern . . . → Read More: Book Review – Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? by Andrez Bergen

Book Review – Hindsight by Sarah Belle

Hindsight by Sarah Belle

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Blurb from GoodReads:

Juliette’s career is on fire, her marriage and family are in melt-down, and a red-hot goddess wants her husband. But those are the least of her worries when she wakes up on her lounge room floor in the year 1961.

Without . . . → Read More: Book Review – Hindsight by Sarah Belle

Book Review – Fish Out of Water by Ros Baxter

Fish Out Of Water by Ros Baxter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dirtwater is one of those small desert towns in America, with nothing to distinguish it from the next small desert town. Except its deputy sheriff, Rania Aqualina, a half mermaid who is living there with her full mermaid mother.

Prophesied to . . . → Read More: Book Review – Fish Out of Water by Ros Baxter

Book Review – Secret Reflection by Jennifer Brassel

Secret Reflection by Jennifer Brassel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fleeing a messy divorce in LA, Kelly Reid takes refuge with friends in the UK who’ve just leased an old mansion to turn into a bed and breakfast. Her friends have the perfect distraction for Kelly, to investigate the mysterious ghost who’s haunted . . . → Read More: Book Review – Secret Reflection by Jennifer Brassel