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The Planetfall series

Emma Newman makes me cry. Or to be more fair, her writing tends to make me cry, because I get so invested in her characters that I get ALL THE FELLS. The crying to go bad with her Split World series, that I had to postpone reading the last few books in the series, they were simply way too hard for me. I meet Emma at Åcon this spring and she very sweetly apologized for making me cry and signed my copies of the Planetfall books. Luckily her Planetfall series, were less hard on my eyes and poor feelings. That is not to say that they didn’t give me deep emotions – just with less weeping.

The three first Planetfall books can be read in any order, according to Emme Newman. I read them in this order: Before Mars, Planetfall and After Atlas, I will however review them in publication order and talk about the series as such.

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Thrilling November Reads

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Most of the books I read this month are later books in ongoing series where I have reviewed earlier books. I can’t seem to find the head space to sit down and properly review them. So I thought I would do a quick run down of the books and if I am lucky it makes me want to write the proper reviews. I read seven books this month so that might also be part of it. Looking at the books now I can see that there is a theme though most of these books. Five of them are spy thrillers of some kind or another.

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Day 10, story 10: The Fire Gown

full_firegownTitle: The Fire Gown
Author: Michael Swanwick
Series: The Mongolian Wizard
Published: tor.com 2012
Genre: Fantasy, gas light fantasy, alternative history, mystery
Length: 4743 words, short story
Reading time: 24 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

This is the second story set in a the world that was started with the story: The Mongolian Wizard, which I read around Christmas last year. I remember thinking when I read the first story that what it was a great shame that there was not a novel set in this universe, so I was very happy when I found out that Swanwick had written more stories in it.

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William Monk

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Series: William Monk
Published: 1990 to 2013 by Fawcett
Status: First 7 books, read between 2012 – 2013
Genre: Historical fiction, mystery

I have read the first seven books in the William Monk series. I read the first ones as audiobook but at some point there was a gap in the books Audible offered at least in Denmark so I ordered the next books as used paperbacks from Amazon. I just got around to reading these. As I am on a 1800s historical inspired fiction run I thought these would fit right in.

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