Shocking, yes. And by shocking I mean No, not really. COVENANTS is certainly my Book of the Week; your mileage, as always, may vary.
Four tales of agreements! Follow along as MARIE VISITS THE CONTINENT, on a mission of delicacy, and monsters. Sally forth with Duchess Carlotta into a zombie-haunted world as she takes THE QUEST FROM CASTLE WINDERMERE. Go on a TOUR OF DUTY in the interstellar spaces between charnel worlds. And lastly, discover with our horrified narrator that, after long, long years… THE STARS ARE WRONG. Enjoy! (Four stories, fifty eight thousand words total, each with its own illustration.)
As Tales From The Fermi Resolution is, after all, on sale this week. It’s my site, and it’s free advertising. So if you’re looking for post-apocalyptic fantasy stories, look no further!
Queen’s Heir and Raven’s Blood: Bronze Age fantasy by John Boyle, who is indeed a regular here. I will be nice and not nag him about when the next book is coming out. Check them both out — and if you buy, don’t forget to leave a review!
This Bird Has Flown is not to my usual taste, I freely admit. But its author Susanna Hoffs is. Not that I know her or anything, but it ain’t easy to just get up one day and write a book. So: I have decided that if I can do her a favor, I will. Putting up a link to her first novel (coming out in April) qualifies as such, however minor.
Basically, Larry Correia did Peter Nealen a favor by telling everybody to read Gray War: A Pallas Group Solutions Thriller. I decided to give it a spin. I mean, five bucks, right? And God knows I wouldn’t object to getting Correia to do the same for me*.
Turns out Gray War’s a fun book that I normally wouldn’t read because it’s straight military thriller, with no supernatural or science fictional elements to it. I don’t feel bad about not reading more of that, because I have tons to read already. But I figure I’m gonna finish this series.
Continue reading Book of the Week: Gray War.
Swapping this in for the usual Book of the Week*. Why?
Oh, no reason…
*There’s like, this series of books, though.
PS: Yeah, it’s another spy balloon. Still. You want to watch INDEPENDENCE DAY now, don’t you?
The full title is Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion That Turned the Tide of War. I’m reading it now; the author (Leo McKinstry) takes the argument that not only was Germany not prepared to invade, but that England was prepared to be invaded. He’s making a good case for it, so far.
It’s funny: I would normally presume on old acquaintance and discreetly hint that Genevieve Cogman might pass along an advance review copy of her upcoming vampire alternate Scarlet Pimpernel novel Scarlet – we’re both old In Nomine hands, after all. At the same time, though, I want her new book to sell when it comes out in May, so that same past history is arguing against said presumption. I have it on pre-order, and I’ll undoubtedly order it in paperback, once I’ve read the Kindle. I’m okay with that.
TINSEL RAIN‘s on Kindle sale for the first time, you see. 99 cents for the next week, starting now! Tell all your friends to buy their copy today!
Wil McCarthy’s POOR MAN’S SKY is his sequel to RICH MAN’S SKY, which is an entertaining near-future space novel about what it looks like when space-obsessed trillionaires’ pipe dreams actually get turned into actual projects. I liked the first book because it actually treated said trillionaires as functional (albeit weird) human beings. Even the most unpleasant one wasn’t a cackling Bond villain, which is always nice to see. Anyway, it just came out, so I haven’t read it yet. I’ll let you know how it goes.