October 2019: “A Twist of Starlight” by Betty Valentine

Summary (Warning: mild spoilers): “A Twist of Starlight” begins with the tale of three children, the death of a mother, and the childhood of an evil half brother. A couple hundred years later, we encounter a group of three men, seemingly disconnected from the previous chapters, capturing a scene. From these flickers emerges a beautifulContinue reading “October 2019: “A Twist of Starlight” by Betty Valentine”

October 2019: “Then Came Darkness” by D.H. Schleicher

Summary (Warning: mild spoilers): It’s the Great Depression. The world is on edge as global tensions are building, and economic collapses rip apart every continent. To have any money you have a lot. Religious fanatics have latched on to the sense of impending doom, with the rise of vagrant workers as the Dust Bowl tearsContinue reading “October 2019: “Then Came Darkness” by D.H. Schleicher”

October 2019: “Honor” by Francis Williams

Summary (Warning: mild spoilers): After the Roman Empire has withdrawn her presence from much of Europe, the chaos of competing fiefdoms and the rise of powerful families set the stage for political tensions and invasion. This overwhelmingly beautiful and well-researched novel by Francis Williams realistically depicts fictional representations of the lives of real and imaginedContinue reading “October 2019: “Honor” by Francis Williams”

October 2019: “Kingdom of the Northern Sun” by Clara Martin

Summary (Warning: mild spoilers):In a setting parallel to our own, the United States contains independent kingdoms ruled by powerful fae families interspersed with states. A disabled veteran, named Eileen, seeks to find a way to have independence, use her skills, and manage her own disability. She also finds herself fighting for the freedom of humanContinue reading “October 2019: “Kingdom of the Northern Sun” by Clara Martin”