Showing posts from February, 2021

[Book Review] How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge

How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge (Thorne Chronicles #2) / K. A. Eason Previously Reviewed: How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (Thorne Chronicles #1) At the end of book one, Rory renounced her title and position and sought to make a new life for herself defined by her  actions rather than that of the family she was born into.  Unfortunately for her, the multiverse had other ideas. There's something slightly bittersweet about this story, we see growth and development across the supporting cast, and some of that proves painful.  Rory is no longer their princess, and in that absence her companions are growing into their own power and actualization.  Rory still has the fairy gifts, but she still requires tempering instead of falling back on the assumptions of her upbringing. While still enjoyable, How the Multiverse Got It's Revenge doesn't quite recapture the magic of How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse .  Still fun and worth a read, just more standard magical spa

[Book Review] Dead Lies Dreaming

Dead Lies Dreaming (The Laundry Files) / Charles Stross I've been an avid reader of Charles Stross and The Laundry Files in particular.  A series that started as parodies of well-known British Spy novels with snappy humor and a delightful taste of Lovecraftian horror... as well as Information Technology horror.  If you've worked IT, you know there's plenty of material there .  The series now stands on its own as a dark fantasy, comedy lightly coating the deep horror of what you're reading. Dead Lies Dreaming is a departure from the familiar story line, set instead in the greater setting that Laundry Files falls within.  There's no Bob, or Mhari, or any of the familiar faces... except one.  The New Management, the being formerly known as The Mandate.  This is his England, a country drastically shaped by the damage the Laundry could not mitigate, and this is a story about the people who live in that country. When magic and superpowers emerge in the masses, Wendy Dee