The Marked

Awful things happen. Sometimes you’re left alive, but it leaves a Mark. They aren’t tattoos, and they express your hidden powers—and your hidden desires. They grow as you use them. And someone wants them very, very badly… I’m not quite sure where I first came across Saintcrow, probably via someone …

A matter of oaths

Available for free from the author’s website : http://www.arkessian.com/ The patrolship Bhattya is looking for a new member of staff, and Rafe appears to be the man for the job. But then rumour reaches them that he has been mind-wiped for Oath-breaking. A terrible crime, because the Oaths between the …

Fates : I bring the fire part 4

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a series, so you know, spoilers darling. Basically its a mixture of myth, legend, fantasy and action. The series as a whole has mostly been set in Chicago but on this …

Monsters : I bring the fire part 2

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that you’ll have no idea what is going on, so go read book one. No spoilers for either book here. Things haven’t gone so swimmingly for Amy Lewis after the events …

I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her car. It is night time, and the road is not exactly high volume, so she is delighted when a fellow traveller stops. But that soon turns to horror when she …

Beasts of the walking city

Book one in the Walking Cities series Blackwell is a Hugliev, a once powerful race that have been hunted to the brink of extinction across all known worlds. Often they are referred to as beasts, the fur can change colour depending on mood and emotion, but also for the likes …

The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man’s Whore

via Metafilter Inspired by classic American murder ballads and folk songs such as In the pines and Knoxville Girl this tells the story of a girl, taken by a haint. There isn’t much point in me recapping the plot. There is little enough story to it, but what there is, …

Wool series, 2 – 5

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. As I mentioned in my review of Wool, the first in this series, I came across this author through a post on metafilter. He has self-published this series of books, and some others, through amazon, …