One Step Forward

I’ll be honest with you, I’m not doing all that well with life right now. Just over three weeks ago I lost my primary source of income, and literally on the same day suffered a fractured elbow. I’m still in the limbo of waiting to find out if I’m eligible for benefits while I try to find another job, and it’s only thanks to the kindness of close friends that I’m able to keep the lights on, metaphorically speaking.

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Book Review: The Ninth Rain

The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #1)The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having thoroughly enjoyed Jen Williams’ first trilogy, The Copper Cat, I came to this book fairly sure it was going to be an enjoyable read, and I’m pleased to say I was right about that. This is one hell of a book, and a more than excellent start to a trilogy. Unlike The Copper Cat, which consisted of three more-or-less standalone novels, this is very definitely the first in an ongoing storyline.

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Book Review: The Copper Promise

The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat, #1)The Copper Promise by Jen Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun book. It reminded me so much of some of my earlier forays into tabletop role-playing, with the mismatched group of heroes crawling through a dungeon and inadvertently unleashing the big bad at the beginning and then going through a number of minor adventures to piece together the macguffin they need to defeat the big bad at the end of the book. I swear I could almost hear the dice clattering across the table at times.

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