Apex Magazine Issue 41

Always the Same. Till it is Not.

One of my RIP reads Short story published in Apex Magazine Issue 41 Zombies are everywhere lately. This short story does something a little different with the idea though, it tells the story from the point of view of the Zombie. This isn’t totally original, I recently read the beginning of Hugh C. Howey’s work […]

Holly Black

Heartless

Read free online at Lightspeed. On a battlefield a young girl is scavenging among the bodies. She and the other camp women are looking for anything of value. Any soldiers still breathing will not be by the time they are through with them. Ada can remember a time when she didn’t live like this. When […]

The shadow of the wind cover

The Shadow of the wind

One of my RIP reads Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves Book 1 of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books In Barcelona a young boy is brought by his father to a secret place, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. He is told he may take any book he wishes. That whatever one he chose; will […]

The little stranger - Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger

Read for this year’s RIP event. Part of The Estella Society’s readalong, although a much delayed addition. The story opens with a happy scene at Hundreds Hall, our narrator is remembering how grand the house was. How impressive it was to a small child visiting from a poor family. Thirty years later when Doctor Faraday […]

The way of Thorn and Thunder

Over a thousand years ago the first Human came to Everland. And that led to the Melding; the Human world crashed into the Folk world and out of the destruction both worlds were now joined. Ever since the Folk have suffered in various degrees. Their customs and ways looked down on by the humans, and […]

Taken 2

After the events of Taken life has slowly gotten back to some form of normality for Bryan Mills and his family. But in Albania the families of the men he killed while rescuing his daughter are burying their dead. And vowing vengeance. I really enjoyed the first Taken. It came with very little buzz. It […]