The Captain’s Log – angel mage (Garth Nix)

Ahoy there me mateys!  It be no secret that I adore Garth Nix.  He was the first author featured in me Broadside No. 1 and I have re-read the Old Kingdom series many times over the years.  So I was super happy to finally read his newest standalone book. As always, the world-building here be … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – angel mage (Garth Nix)

The Captain’s Log – circe (Madeline Miller) – a 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the seventeenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  The crew has been gushing over this author's work for forever and this book won the Goodreads Choice award for fantasy in 2018.  So I thought I would give it a shot.  While it was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – circe (Madeline Miller) – a 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – the burning white (Brent Weeks) – the series comes to an end after 9 years

Ahoy there me mateys!  This novel is the fifth (and last!) in the Lightbringer series.  If ye haven't read any of this series then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book, the black prism.  Worth the read.  If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the burning white (Brent Weeks) – the series comes to an end after 9 years

The Captain’s Log – mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (Robin Sloan)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I absolutely loved the quirky and hard to categorize sourdough by this author.  I thought I would try his other novel.  While this had a lot of good in it, ultimately it be just an okay read for me.  I think the problem for me was that once the bookstore mystery … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (Robin Sloan)

The Captain’s Log – the ten thousand doors of january (Alix E. Harrow)

Ahoy there me mateys! I am catching up with the rest of the crew who has been reviewing this book all over the place.  I loved this author's Hugo winning short story “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, February 2018).  Ye can read the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the ten thousand doors of january (Alix E. Harrow)

The Captain’s Log – grey sister & holy sister (Mark Lawrence) – unpopular opinion time!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This here be a combined review of the last two books in the Book of the Ancestor trilogy.  While I try to post no spoilers, ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . I did read the last two books back to back.  I really appreciated … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – grey sister & holy sister (Mark Lawrence) – unpopular opinion time!

The Captain’s Log – minimum wage magic & part-time gods (Rachel Aaron) – urban fantasy that I actually loved!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Those who have been aboard for a while know that urban fantasy and I are not usually friends.  In fact we tend to be enemies.  I can't explain why.  It's just a truth.  And yet this here be a combined review of the first two books in this urban fantasy series.  … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – minimum wage magic & part-time gods (Rachel Aaron) – urban fantasy that I actually loved!