Heather Rose Jones is a fantastic author whose historical fantasy books centre queer women and their lives and adventures. I’m a huge fan of her Alpennia series, and really looking forward to reading the newest standalone in it, Floodtide. I was lucky enough to hear her read from Floodtide at WorldCon over the summer, and I was instantly drawn into the little magics explored in it – charms to help with laundry, for example. I love how fantasy can open a window into the realities of life, and in this fascinating guest post, Heather explains a little bit about why and how she chose to focus on the smaller, day-to-day magics of women in her new book.
The term ‘most anticipated book of the year’ gets thrown around a lot in book blogging (I do it too, I know!) but I have genuinely been on the edge of my seat to read this since the announcement that it had been picked up – and it’s not even out until February 2020! The Last Smile in Sunder City is the debut novel by Luke Arnold, who just so happens to play my favourite character in one of my favourite shows, Black Sails (which you should totally watch). Great acting doesn’t necessarily mean great writing, so I was apprehensive, but wow, was this man blessed when they handed out creativity, because this book is absolutely PHENOMENAL.
Just because it’s past Halloween doesn’t mean that spooky season is over, right? Today I’m talking about a collection of 18 witchy short stories that contains some real gems!
I’m an epic fantasy girl at heart, but I can often be tempted into the realms of urban fantasy by a mysterious alternate London…
Love assassins? Desert settings? Awkward first love? Terrifying sand spirits? Well, have I got the book for you!
And it’s time for my second blog tour of the day – this time it’s a review of Angel Mage, the fun new fantasy from Garth Nix!
It’s the UK release day for one of the most exciting books of the year, The Bone Ships by RJ Barker! Are you ready for your buckles to be swashed?