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An October Daye Novel ; 5. Generalised spoiler warning in effect for the first four books, because, well obviously. Toby […]
Posted on 31 July 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
The fourth October Daye novel. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series then this review […]
Posted on 28 June 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for […]
Posted on 22 June 2014 | By Fence | 2 responses
An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it […]
Posted on 10 May 2014 | By Fence | 7 responses
Part of this year’s RIP reading The first recorded mention of lycans was in the 7th century. The result of […]
Posted on 1 October 2013 | By Fence
The Jan Xu Adventures : book 1 Jan Xu’s sister is coming home. It should be a reason to celebrate. […]
Posted on 25 August 2013 | By Fence
An October Daye novel #2 A another reread for this year’s OUaT challenge, originally read for the Once Upon a […]
Posted on 25 May 2012 | By Fence | 5 responses
Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. Zinzi December finds lost things. […]
Posted on 9 January 2012 | By Fence | 6 responses
An Alexia Tarabotti novel, The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Fourth The first book in this series introduced us to our […]
Posted on 19 August 2011 | By Fence
by Gail Carriger
If you haven’t yet read Soulless and Changeless then I am afraid that this review will contain spoilers for those two books. Always the way with reviewing books in a series.
I’ve just realised that I’ve never really mentioned the covers in my review of these books, but just take a second to take a proper look at them. Aren’t they wonderful! I’m not sure if that is exactly how I picture Alexia, she always seems, how would she put it, more substantial than the model on the cover, but the are so very appropriate. And just look at that othnithopter over Paris. Oops, spoilers, because yes, Alexia heads to France and then on to Italy. How exciting.
Posted on 31 October 2010 | By Fence
by Gail Carriger
If you haven’t yet read Soulless then I am afraid that this review will contain spoilers. It is the second book in a series after all. However, the spoilers are, in a way, not spoilers, because you pretty much knew what was going to happen simply becasue of the conventions of a romance. But nevertheless, consider your self warned.
Soulless ended with Alexia becoming Lady Maccoon after marrying Conall Maccon, as well as muhjah to Queen Victoria. Muhjah being the traditional preternatural advisor to the monarch, alongside a hiveless vampire and a packless werewolf. Changeless begins with her husband disappearing off to Scotland after his old pack. A strange lack of supernatural ability in London. And Alexia following Conall to Scotland on the trail of whatever caused the temporary supernatural-less-ness. And she travels on a dirigible. How very steampunk!
Posted on 30 October 2010 | By Fence | 1 response
by Gail Carriger
And the reason for Miss Tarabotti’s lack of enjoyment it that she was promised refreshment at a private ball, and when it didn’t arrive she absconded to the library and ordered some tea. And while there she was attacked by a vampire. How rude!