Books read: Wilson, King, Moyer

Kai Ashante Wilson, The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps. Publishing, 2015. Copy courtesy of

Read for review. It’s a very interesting little piece of sword-and-sorcery, albeit perhaps not entirely to my tastes.

Laurie R. King, Dreaming Spies. Allison & Busby, 2015.

This is more travelogue than mystery. Very good travelogue. Weak on the mystery.

Jaime Lee Moyer, Against A Brightening Sky. Tor, 2015. Copy courtesy of the publisher.

Read for column. Third and last in Moyer’s trilogy, set in early 20th-century San Francisco. Moyer has a compelling touch with characterisation, but many elements of this volume sat ill with me – it’s a little too romantically inclined towards the aristocracy of pre- and post-Great War Europe, and inclines towards Evil Bolsheviks, while not feeling as rooted as I would prefer in the actual tenor of the era (although that may be mere European bias on my part: I don’t know much about America in the years immediately following the Great War).

Anyway. It’s entertaining.

Recently arrived review copies

So I wrote an email chasing some of these (because I am supposed to review some of them for deadlines) only to find them arriving the next day. EMBARRASS ME POST WHY DON’T YOU.

Four here.

Four here.

That’s Cassandra Rose Clarke’s OUR LADY OF THE ICE (Saga Press), Laura Anne Gilman’s SILVER ON THE ROAD (Saga Press), Kai Ashante Wilson’s SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS ( Publishing), and Carrie Vaughn’s KITTY SAVES THE WORLD (Tor Books).

Two here.

Two here.

And this is Stephanie Saulter’s REGENERATION (Jo Fletcher Books) and Jay Posey’s DAWNBREAKER (Angry Robot). Although I don’t know why anyone would send me the third book in a trilogy where I haven’t ever seen the first two… still, it has a pretty cover?