Nutshell

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb. […]

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Illustrated by Jackie Morris. Some years ago1 I first discovered Robin Hobb and her wonderful wonderful awesome series of books The Farseer Trilogy. They are wonderful2 and I love and adore them. I’ve loved all the trilogies set in the Realm of the Elderlings, but when I read Shaman’s Crossing I was left a little […]

on a red station drifitng

On a red station, drifting

Ever since she arrived on Prosper Station Quyen has been welcomed by the Honoured Ancestress, the artificial intelligence that runs the station. Now that her husband has been called away to war Quyen is in charge, being guided by the Honoured Ancestress and taking care of the family. It is the same war that has […]