The Deed of Paksenarrion

The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 5 of 5 stars A reread of a reread of a reread; I’ve probably read this trilogy (individual volumes, originally, and then the bound set) five times in the last 15 years. Sometimes I read it for the journey of self-discovery; …

Limits of Power

Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 3 of 5 stars I made the mistake of picking up an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this a few months ago, and plowed through it in about three nights. I say “mistake” because it occurred to me close to the end that …

The Guns of Avalon

The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny My rating: 5 of 5 stars More of the first (political and family intrigue, machinations, revenge, plotting, and power) but also less (the amnesia line having been completely resolved). This book will confuse you if you haven’t read the first, because there’s not …

Kings of the North

Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 4 of 5 stars A good middle book for the series (although other reviews seem to be mixed). The cover of the book is a bit unfortunate, leading an unaware reader to think it’s some sort of cheesy romance novel. It’s …

Oath of Fealty

Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had listened to this on audio when it first came out, and didn’t really like it as much as I liked the original three Paks books; turned out I just didn’t really like the person reading the …

Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been listening to the audio book in the car, and I have to start off with what many people over on Audible have said — it was really, really hard to warm up to this …

Thomas the Rhymer

Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner My rating: 3 of 5 stars I do love a good reworking of a classic tale, and while not a complete re-imagining, this was a good, rich story that gave new insight while still remaining true to the original myth. The character of Thomas …

Fitcher’s Brides

Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost My rating: 3 of 5 stars It’s been a few weeks and I’m still really not sure if I liked this book or not. I wanted to like it. I love fairy tales – old, dark, dangerous fairy tales that haven’t yet met Walt Disney. …

Discord’s Apple

Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaughn My rating: 3 of 5 stars I agree with some of the other reviews I’ve glanced at here; this was a good book, with a grand, vast idea, and yet somehow it just seemed… smaller… than it could have been. The characters had great potential …

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Again, a re-read… or should I say a “re-listen” since I have it on audio in the car. Perhaps it’s having seen the HBO show, but I like Tyrion a lot more this time around. Last …

Down Time

Down Time by Lynn Abbey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Last in the series, this one takes place out of Emma’s usual element, and puts her on the road. Or, out to sea, as the case may be – a good portion of this book takes place on a …

Taking Time

Taking Time by Lynn Abbey My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m catching up on some reviews so hopefully won’t sound like I’m parroting the one I just wrote but… having said that, I liked the first book in this series so much I ran out to find the next …

Behind Time

Behind Time by Lynn Abbey My rating: 4 of 5 stars I mentioned in my review of Out of Time that I fell into it like I hadn’t with a book in a while; which is why I found and devoured the next three books in record time. This one …

Out of Time

Another one where it’s weird to review, because Lynn is a really good friend. In fact, I’d lay money on the fact she’s reading this right now. Everyone say “hi, Lynn!” Out of Time by Lynn Abbey My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m so woefully behind in my reviewing …