The Captain’s Log – spinning silver (Naomi Novik)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I highly enjoy this author's work and for me this was her best book yet!  It is magical, completely engrossing, and wonderfully written.  One of the things that I find most interesting about this book is that while ye could catch glimpses of fairy tales that have come before, it is … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – spinning silver (Naomi Novik)

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The Captain’s Log – the armored saint (Myke Cole)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have always wanted to read Myke Cole's work and just never seemed to get around to it.  So when I saw this fantasy with a cool concept, I decided it was time. The story follows a girl named Heloise in a medieval-like town.  Very strict laws govern the world especially … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the armored saint (Myke Cole)

The Captain’s Log – lord valentine’s castle (Robert Silverberg)

Ahoy there me mateys!  A little while back, I was introduced to Robert Silverberg's work with his novella the emperor and the maula.  Like I said then, I had absurdly never heard of him.  Now if ye be unaware of the author: I learned from sandy @ fantasyliterature that Mr. Silverberg has written no fewer … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – lord valentine’s castle (Robert Silverberg)

The Captain’s Log – the poppy war (R.F. Kuang)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I heard about this amazing book from a review by me crew member, Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum.  It is getting five-star reviews by tons of me crew.  Split into three distinct sections, this story follows a war orphan named Rin.  Very briefly, the sections are 1) school testing ; 2) magic training; … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the poppy war (R.F. Kuang)