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: Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murderbot is back in their last (for now) adventure and damn, is it a good one. In this novella Murderbot heads home to help rescue Dr. Mensah, their companion and friend from book one. On the way they run up against their old enemy GreyCris Corporation and all sorts of fun and games ensue.

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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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