LitStack Review: Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

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Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series) Brian Staveley Tor Books Release Date: April 25, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-8987-9 One of the major strengths of Brian Staveley’s Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne epic fantasy series (The Emperor’s Blades, The Providence of Fire, The Last Mortal Bond), is his characters. While often they sit comfortably in a [….]

LitStack Review: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

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The Gates of Evangeline Hester Young G. P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date:  September 1, 2015 ISBN 978-0-399174-001 It’s a compelling story. A woman is haunted by the sudden death of her young son.  That it was from “natural causes” does not assuage mother’s grief, ease the sudden emptiness, blunt the pervasiveness of memories.  She tries [….]

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

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Twisted Fairy Tales Maura McHugh Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. First Edition: February 1, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0764165887 —♦— If you like your fairy tales to be more aligned with the Brothers Grimm than Disney, then do I have a gorgeous, entertaining book for you.  Maura McHugh has taken twenty traditional fairy tales, some familiar and some less [….]