Sarah Monette

Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear: The Tempering of Men

I read the first novel in this trilogy, A Companion to Wolves, together with Leander from The Idle Woman blog and urge you all to read her excellent review to get an idea of what it is about.

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Katherine Addison: The Goblin Emperor

The author of this novel used to publish as Sarah Monette, and under that name wrote one of my all-time favourite Fantasy series, The Doctrine of Labyrinths. So I came to The Goblin Emperor with very high expectations and some trepidations as to whether the book would live up to the author’s previous ones.

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Book Diary – Shadow Unit 2

Shadow Unit 2 by Amanda DownumThis is the second volume of the virtual TV show, consisting of three episodes/novellas with a sprinkling of shorter pieces from Season 1. Focus here is mainly on the individual cases, with some character development thrown in, and a few hints towards the bigger picture. The middle story by Emma Bull failed to grab me for some reason, but the other two are nail-bitingly, edge-of-your-seat-sittingly intense. Characterization deserves a special mention, not only the way the individual characters are drawn with just a few significant strokes, but also how their relationships are mapped out – it is a joy to watch them interact with each other.