Rolling in the deep

Part of my RIP reading The Imagine Network[ref]think the SyFy network[/ref] has decided to investigate the legend of the mermaid. They’ve recently discovered just how lucrative fictional-documentaries can be. So they hire a ship with its crew and a team of scientists and send them out to sea with a film crew to find out […]

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The Scorpio Races

First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of Thisby on the island of Skarmouth lives Puck Connolly her two brothers. Her parents were killed a few years back, they went out on the boat fishing and the capaill uisce got them. And what, […]

Sacred Scars

A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows on directly from that so there are spoilers for events in book one. The book opens with with Sadima. At the end of Skin Hunger she, Franklin, and Somiss were driven out of their home […]

Chimes at Midnight

An October Daye novel ; # 7 Part of my RIP IX reading. Goblin fruit is a pleasant drug for the fae, if they are pureblood that is. Changelings only need to taste it once and they are addicted. It always kills them in the end. And for humans it is pretty much instantly fatal. […]

The Haunting of Hill House

Part of my RIP reading, and read with The Estella Society’s Readalong. Hill House is unoccupied. The owners have tried to rent it, but tenants never stay long. The house has an 80 year history that includes deaths and strange goings on. It is just the sort of house Dr John Montague has been looking […]

The Abominable

My final read for this year’s RIP In June of 1924 reports from Everest reveal that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have vanished, missing, presumed dead in their attempt to reach the summit. The news reaches our narrator, Jake Perry, as he himself is climbing a mountain. He is accompanied by Richard Deacon, a man […]

The Dream Thieves

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Book 2 in The Raven Cycle In the first book we learned that Blue Sargent is the only non-psychic in a family full of clairvoyants, although her presence can amplify the gifts of others. She is also doomed, if she kisses her true love he will die. So who […]

Red Moon

Part of this year’s RIP reading The first recorded mention of lycans was in the 7th century. The result of a prion disease, similar to CJD or mad cow disease, spread through blood. Today, in modern America, the lycan is very much a second class citizen. Transformation is illegal. All lycans should be registered and […]

The man in the picture

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Oliver is visiting his old Oxford tutor when Theo begins to tell him a story. It is a cold January night, perfect for huddling round the fire and telling a ghostly atmospheric story. But Theo’s story is not just a ghost story to him, it is the history of […]

An uncertain place

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration and the control thereof. Well, that’s what everyone else is discussing, Adamsberg is using the fact that he can’t understand English to his own advantage. But while out on a tour of London he and […]