LitStack Review: The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

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The Oversight Book 1 of The Oversight Trilogy Charlie Fletcher Orbit Released:  May 6, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-27951-2 There is no city that stand as a hingepoint for the mixing of the mundane and supernatural than London, England.  Whether it be historical relations between man and fey (such as in Marie […]

LitStack Review: The Three by Sarah Lotz

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The Three Sarah Lotz Little, Brown and Company Publication Date:  May 20,2014 ISBN 978-0-316-24290-5 Conspiracy theories.  New ones pop up every day, and old ones just don’t ever seem to go away, no matter how conclusively they are debunked.  But what if something happened that seemed to defy coincidence?  That […]

LitStack Review: Weather Child by Philippa Ballantine

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Weather Child: The Awakened Epoch, Book One Philippa Ballantine Imagine That! Studios Release Date: March 1, 2014 ISBN: 978-0615953489 From the opening lines of Philippa Ballantine’s new work, Weather Child, I was entranced.  The setting and action was about as far away from my own recognizable experience as one can […]

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Tor Books First Edition: 3/19/13 ISBN 978-0-7653-3227-1 Take 19 established and talented writers.  Give them the chance to craft stories full of fantasy, magic, gaslight, alternate history and/or visceral horror.  Mix in a Victorian-era mindset and a nod […]

Featured Author Review: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Without A Summer Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books 1st Edition: April 2, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3415-2 —♦— Let me say this:  I utterly enjoyed Mary Robinette Kowal’s second novel in her Glamourist Histories series, Glamour in Glass, with its early 1800s historical intrigue and cultural exploratives, but after the initial Shades […]

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

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A Natural History of Dragons Marie Brennan TOR Books First Edition:  February 5, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3196-0 — ♦ — What a wonderful flight of fancy! Marie Brennan’s newest work, A Natural History of Dragons, is a delightful blend of Victoriana, fantasy and archaic science at its best.  Told as the […]

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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Cloud Atlas David Mitchell Random House, 2004 ISBN 0-375-50725-6 I’m not one to damn a film because it came from a great book, or to exult a book because it spawned a major motion picture, but I will admit that I rushed to read David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas, after […]

QUEEN OF KINGS by Maria Dahvana Headley

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Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley Released May 12, 2011, by Dutton Adult ISBN:   978-0525952176 ▬ᴥ▬ Queen of Kings, by Maria Dahvana Headley, has all the elements needed for a thrilling alternate history and supernatural novel:  immortal love, dark goddesses, witchcraft, intrigues, and larger-than-life characters. Cleopatra – Mark Antony […]