Title: Dark Currents
Author: Jacqueline Carey
Series: Agent of Hel, book 1
Genre: Urban fantasy
It was an idyllic summer evening in Pemkowet the night Vanderhei died.
I have read Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy novels and quite liked them, so when Felicia Day and Veronica Belmont recommended Dark Currents I was not hard to convince. The awesome cover didn’t hurt either. Lets start by pointing out that this book and Kushiel’s Dart are two very different books! For one thing there is no sex in Dark Current. For another this is very much straight up urban fantasy.
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Title: Chicks in Chainmail
Editor: Esther M. Friesner
Short story anthology
Genre: Humor, fantasy, portal fantasy, magic realism, feminism, fairytale, historical fantasy, fairytales, metafiction, mythology, high fantasy, epic fantasy,
I just got Chicks in Chainmail in the mail today, I ordered it after reading Tansy Rayner Roberts great post On Influence. I wanted to read some of the older works in the genre (this is 20 years old by now) so I decided to order it. I am reading the stories as part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.
Don’t let the cover fool you, this is a feminist book, but it is is feminism with a big smile on it’s face and a wink. It is clever and it is funny.
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Title: And Their Lips Rang with the Sun
Author: Amal El-Mohtar
Published: Strange Horizons 2009
Genre: Fantasy, mythology
Length: 4837 words, short story
Reading time: 32 minutes
I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.
This is the first of Amal El-Mohtar’s stories that I have read, but it will not be the last of her stories to find its way to my kindle that is for sure. It was beautiful!
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