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!
Ahoy there me mateys! Way back in the early days of me log, the author sent me a review copy of this novel. I did not read it back then because the series was picked up by a traditional publisher and I wanted to read the updated version. This ended up being an okay read … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wolf of oren-yaro (K.S. Villoso)
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)
Ahoy there me mateys! I have been hearing about this series from the crew for quite some time. I did end up enjoying it despite it being urban fantasy but I will not read the rest of the series. The main problem is that this was read in early January and I did not write … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the last sun (K.D. Edwards)
Ahoy there me mateys! I learned about Ursula Vernon through her work under the pseudonym T. Kingfisher. I was surprised to find that she has a lot of work written for children published under her "real" name. As she says, In order to never again have that horrific experience where I find myself running in … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – harriet the invincible (Ursula Vernon)
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!
Ahoy there mateys! "Can’t Wait Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday ye get to highlight a book that ye be really looking forward to. I don't normally do memes here on me log, but I received this young adult fantasy eARC excerpt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday – winterkeep (Kristin Cashore)
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)
Ahoy there me mateys! In trying to do me usual blog clean up this time of year, I found this novel from very early 2020 that I never reviewed. The rule is that I have to review all the books I read. The problem? I honestly don't remember much of the plot of this book. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the trials (Linda Nagata)
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)