Monthly Archive: July 2012

The light heart of stone

The light heart of stone by

Book one in the Promise of Stones series. Fox is a young girl growing up on the Stone Body, a land ruled over by the Compionarii. She is a member of an Indiginy tribe. A long time ago the Stone Body...

The light between the oceans

The light between oceans by

Tom Sherbourne has come back to Australia from World War I. Like many soldiers he has brought many demons back with him. He cannot understand why he survived when so many did. Estranged from his father and brother before he went...

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

Bitter seeds by

Book one in the Milkweed Triptych In a remote part of Germany a doctor has been hard at work, he has had plenty of test subjects, the Great War left many orphans and foundlings, and he paid good money for them....

Railsea by China Mieville

Railsea by

Before I start reviewing this, I just want you to do one thing, read the title of this book. Railsea. Now imagine what that means. If you have imagined a world covered in railtracks, with trains as ships then you have...

cracklescape

Bajazzle by

Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on it? Well that goes double for this story. I really liked it. Was a bit squicked out...

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Snuff by

A Discworld Night Watch story. Although the Night Watch is now the city watch, and this isn’t set in the city… still. That’s what it is :) It is almost pointless to review this book. I mean, surely if I say...

Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar

Sorry by

translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside. Seeing a couple break-up in public Kris goes over to apologise to the woman. He tells her that her ex is sorry for what he has done, that he wishes he hadn’t, that he...

A lonely place to die

A lonely place to die dir. by

A group of five friends are holidaying in the Scottish Highlands, mountaineering and hiking and getting away from it all, when they discover a girl hidden in the woods. She is Croatian or Serbian, or possibly Russian. They aren’t sure, all...

cracklescape

The isles of the sun by

one of the stories in Cracklescape One evening when all the other children have gone home for their dinners Elric sees something. Someones. He calls them pharaohs, for lack of a better word, and because they are tall and thin. And...