Book Review: Ghosts of Gotham

Ghosts of GothamGhosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING – This review may contain spoilers

Lionel Page is a professional debunker, a Chicago-based journalist who has made it is life’s work to hunt down fake psychics and charlatan spiritualists, and reveal them for the frauds that they are. But when he’s hired by a rich recluse for what initially appears to be a simple job he gets far more than he expected, including his first taste of real magic.

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Being Heard

Yesterday, I took part in the second of an unspecified number of guest recordings for a podcast I’ve found myself involved with, and this is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting because so far it’s been a lot of fun and I’m really enjoying being even a small part of something like this. Terrifying because I really hate the sound of my own voice in recordings.

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Book Review: The Malice

The Malice (The Vagrant Trilogy)The Malice by Peter Newman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second in Peter Newman’s Vagrant trilogy, and as with the first it’s a damn fine read. Whereas the first novel followed the titular character, the Vagrant, here we journey with his adopted daughter, Vesper, as she unwittingly gets herself dragged into an epic quest to defeat the largest and most powerful infernal to ever crawl out of the Breach.

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Book Review: Lost Boy

Lost BoyLost Boy by Christina Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning – this review may contain spoilers

This is the story of Jamie, Peter Pan’s first and most loved Lost Boy, Peter’s best friend and eternal playmate. It’s also a story about how love can turn to hatred, and how the best of friends can end up as the worst of enemies, and fair warning, it’s not a tale for the faint-hearted.

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Book Review: Ancestral Night

Ancestral NightAncestral Night by Elizabeth Bear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Warning: there may be spoilers in this review.

I really enjoyed this one. It’s a modern space opera with a lot of big ideas, all filtered down through the eyes of the central protagonist, Haimey Dz. Haimey is the engineer on a salvage vessel, along with her crewmates Connla (the pilot), Singer (the shipmind), and Mephistopheles and Bushyasta (the ship’s cats), and together they bounce around the galaxy in search of hard-to-salvage wrecks. Oh, and there are space pirates and giant space seahorses. At least, I imagine them as giant space seahorses.

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