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Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)


CSI: church?

Lots of world­build­ing, done the right way, with­out get­ting in the way of plot. And what a plot. The au­thor has so many ideas that he throws away things that would be, in oth­er hand­s, whole nov­el­s, per­haps trilo­gies. Para­phras­ing:

"Yeah, I left home and climbed a rain­bow to study witch­craft in a gi­ant school in the cloud­s, there I had a fall­ing out with an evil teach­er who was a life-­force vam­pire, so I burned out his lab, and the school's fac­ul­ty then tried to kill me and made me fall from heav­en, but let's not talk about that now, and let's fo­cus in this res­ur­rect­ing-a-­god thing.".

Al­so, gar­goyles, vam­pires, pi­rates, witch­es, wiz­ard­s, zom­bies, golem­s, talk­ing hors­es, and pi­rate-­vam­pires.

Could­n't wait to start the next one in the se­ries.

Get in Trouble


This is a short sto­ry col­lec­tion, so it can't be any­thing but un­even. It's al­so a Kel­ly Link short sto­ry col­lec­tion, so the highs are very high, and the lows are nice.

The Brad­bury-in­spired Sum­mer Peo­ple and Two Hous­es are now up there with The Faerie Bag in my hy­po­thet­i­cal list of mod­ern fairy tales.

Both su­per hero sto­ries bring a mix of mis­tery and po­et­ry to a genre that, let's be hon­est, lacks both, be­ing as de­fined by mythos-in-a-­can as it is.

High­ly rec­om­mend­ed to ev­ery­one.

The Just City (Thessaly, #1)


On­ly Jo Wal­ton can make a book about peo­ple talk­ing and in­ten­tion­al­ly not hav­ing sex so much fun.

Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2)


Be­ing YA, it's di­lut­ed Aber­crom­bie. That's not bad, since I am not sure I could take the strong stuff (say, Red Coun­try) right now.

It's per­haps a bit too winky: fore­see­ing no man can kill some guy and car­ry­ing your fa­ther's bones in a bag around your neck are just the two most ob­vi­ous bit­s.

One oth­er thing that lit up some yel­low lights for me was that at the end it turns out to be a sort old-­fash­ioned sci­fi's com­pe­ten­cy porn sto­ry set on a fan­ta­sy world.

Still love the idea of us be­ing elves.

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