Jackson, Ros: Melody of Demons (Kaddon Keys I) (2015)

I had an “aha” experience reading Melody of Demons. Asperger that I am, life apparently affects my ability to read a story. A recent family crisis brought out chaos in my head. To deal with that chaos, I unconsciously shut off certain cognitive processes, one of which was my ability to digest stories. Not until … Continue reading Jackson, Ros: Melody of Demons (Kaddon Keys I) (2015)

Jackson, Ros: Melody of Demons – Quote

“You chose Moreus over me,” she said. “Over all of us. You know what, the more I think about it, the easier it is to understand. That’s not so hard to forgive, after all.”

“It isn’t?” Gauce said, surprised.

“No, it isn’t. I mean, I’d choose Moreus over you any time.”

“You knew my brother?” Gauce asked, his shoulders slumping.

“Oh, no. Never met him.”

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Jackson, Ros: Diabolical Taste (Kenssie II) (2014)

Diabolical Taste is funny, sad and exciting. Satire often seems to bring out those feelings in me. The relationship between Rak and Kenssie is definitely an abusive one. Kenssie is the only one who can walk the painful journey of accepting that her illusions are just that. The whole demonic thrall system reeks of abuse. … Continue reading Jackson, Ros: Diabolical Taste (Kenssie II) (2014)

Jackson, Ros: The Secret Eater (2013)

I was given a reviewer’s copy of The Secret Eater. I promise that I have not included either “bomb-making instructions” or “the directions to” Ros’ house in this review. When contacted by Ros Jackson I went to her website to check out the background info on the novella and was sold when the words “Nigella Express” appeared.  I … Continue reading Jackson, Ros: The Secret Eater (2013)

Davis, Milton & Ojetade, Balogun (ed); Steamfunk! (2013)

Steamfunk! is my first encounter with the genre. Like all anthologies I have ever read, some of the stories appealed to me while others did not. No wonder, given the span of genres. Steamfunk is a US-centric collection of stories that love their steam. I keep on wondering to what extent steam could be an … Continue reading Davis, Milton & Ojetade, Balogun (ed); Steamfunk! (2013)

Gaiman, Neil: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)

Thank you, to my sister-in-law for giving me a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. In December, right before I turned seven my family moved from Australia to Norway. One of my memories tied to that move is stepping outside the plane into the middle of Norwegian winter. Moving was not … Continue reading Gaiman, Neil: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)

Bell, Alden: The Reapers are the Angels (2010)

“Doggone it, she says. Why do livin and dyin always have to be just half an inch apart?” Bloody hell! Some reviews hurt more than others to write. My father was a couple of years old before the Germans invaded Norway during WWII. He had passed his 7th birthday when they left. Yet there are … Continue reading Bell, Alden: The Reapers are the Angels (2010)

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Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of The Rings (1954-1955)

If there is one thing in this world that has inspired the world of nerddom, it has to be the fantastical writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. While I’m not a Tolkien nerd/geek/fan/cult-member, I understand those who are. I mean, I’m writing a blog mostly about fantasy and science fiction – and I love doing the digging … Continue reading Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of The Rings (1954-1955)