The Captain’s Log – night of the mannequins (Stephen Graham Jones)

Ahoy there mateys!  I had never read anything by this author but the idea of a mannequin coming to life is always fun.  Wasn't there an 80s movie about a mannequin coming to life in a department store? I believe that was a comedy and this one was a horror.  I was excited but this … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – night of the mannequins (Stephen Graham Jones)

The Captain’s Log – why I hate zombie unicorns (Laura Pearlman) & and all the trees of the forest shall clap their hands (Sharon Hsu) – Short Stories

Ahoy there me mateys!  Recently Matey Jess posted her "five favorite SFF short stories."  I was intrigued.  Would I recognize any of them?  Aye, as it turns out.  I have read the following: "A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies" (Alix E. Harrow) - 2019 Hugo Award Winner "‘The Rose MacGregor Drinking … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – why I hate zombie unicorns (Laura Pearlman) & and all the trees of the forest shall clap their hands (Sharon Hsu) – Short Stories

The Captain’s Log – call of the bone ships (R.J. Barker) – sea dragons matey!

Ahoy there me mateys!   While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the bone ships, then ye might want to skip this.  If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . Aye, I really, really enjoyed … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – call of the bone ships (R.J. Barker) – sea dragons matey!

The Captain’s Log – a magical inheritance (Krista D. Ball)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Somewhere I heard this book described as Jane Austen with magic.  So color me curious.  When I wanted a light-hearted fun read, I scooped this one up.  No disappointment here! The main character, Elizabeth Knight, is a spinster who, of course, is a burden on her family.  When her beloved uncle … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a magical inheritance (Krista D. Ball)

The Captain’s Log – the orphans of raspay (Lois McMaster Bujold) – another novella in the World of the Five Gods!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be another delightful novella that takes place in the World of the Five Gods from the trilogy of that name.  That said, ye do NOT have to have read the trilogy first, though I did.  Book one of the trilogy, curse of the chalion, is one of the best fantasy … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the orphans of raspay (Lois McMaster Bujold) – another novella in the World of the Five Gods!

The Captain’s Log – the kalbrandt institute archives series (Chris Chelser)

Ahoy there me mateys!  These books have a frame story in which Eva, a psychometrist (person who can read objects), works for the Institute and uses her power to find out more about the objects in the collection.  There are five memories/stories in the first book and I did enjoy them even though the details … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the kalbrandt institute archives series (Chris Chelser)

The Captain’s Log – the chasing graves trilogy (Ben Galley)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I loved the book the heart of stone by this author so I decided to give this trilogy a shot.  The protagonist is Caltro Basalt, a selfish man who considers himself the greatest living locksmith.  He heads to Araxes to take a commission only to be murdered his first night there.  … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the chasing graves trilogy (Ben Galley)