The Captain’s Log – sisters of the vast black (Lina Rather)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Aye, this novella has nuns in space.  But it also has so much more.  It is a fantastic character study about a group of women who have secrets and what happens when Rome and the Earth's government try to involve them in a conspiracy. Well the first thing I have to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – sisters of the vast black (Lina Rather)

The Captain’s Log – how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse (K. Eason)

Ahoy there me mateys!  The lovely cover drew me attention and the quirky premise hooked me.  This is the first book in a duology that has fairy tale tropes but takes place in space.  And, seriously, it so worked for me. The tone (kinda silly) and storytelling style (omnipresent narrator) did take some getting used … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse (K. Eason)

The Captain’s Log – the lore of prometheus (Graham Austin-King)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book has been on me list ever since it was featured by Matey Lynn @ lynn'sbookblog in the SPFBO #5 in 2019.  It is a military fantasy and the tagline caught me: John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the lore of prometheus (Graham Austin-King)

The Captain’s Log – uncommon echoes series (Sharon Shinn) – the series makes no real sense but I liked it anyway!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I absolutely love Sharon Shinn and featured her works in me Broadside No. 2.  I finished the Elemental Blessings series, was sad and then Matey Nicole @ bookwyrmknits told me that this YA series existed and of course I had to track it down.  The author's website describes the world of … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – uncommon echoes series (Sharon Shinn) – the series makes no real sense but I liked it anyway!

The Captain’s Log – the cat of amontillado (S.M. Reine) – I think me UF kick is over . . .

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 recently I loved the DFZ and The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic series.  So when Melanie … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the cat of amontillado (S.M. Reine) – I think me UF kick is over . . .

The Captain’s Log – star, spirit, and sparkle witch (Helen Harper) – I binged and finished another urban fantasy series!

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 recently I loved the DFZ series. Then when I was perusing me Goodreads' ports for plunder … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – star, spirit, and sparkle witch (Helen Harper) – I binged and finished another urban fantasy series!

The Captain’s Log – the space between worlds (Micaiah Johnson)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book's premise drew me in - multiverse travel with a murder mystery and a queer protagonist.  Cool.  While this book was enjoyable, I did have some issues that led to it not being a favorite. So the story follows Cara who is one of the few people who can travel … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the space between worlds (Micaiah Johnson)

The Captain’s Log – on a red station, drifting (Aliette de Bodard)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I was introduced to the Universe of Xuya in her novella the tea master and the detective.  I adored the sentient spaceship and avidly wanted more.  So I was super happy to get this story.  The biggest problem is that the majority of this series are short stories and not all … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – on a red station, drifting (Aliette de Bodard)

The Captain’s Log – the lost steersmen (Rosemary Kirstein)

Ahoy there mateys!  A long while back in 2017, Matey Sarah @ brainfluff reminded me that this series existed.  I had the two books in omnibus form and they were five stars reads.  Then Matey Sarah told me there were two more books in the series!  So I recently I re-read the omnibus and then moved … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the lost steersmen (Rosemary Kirstein)

The Captain’s Log – slouch witch (Helen Harper) – LOVED this!

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 recently I loved the DFZ urban fantasy series.  Then when I was perusing me Goodreads' ports … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – slouch witch (Helen Harper) – LOVED this!