The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
This is the sequel to The Killing Moon, set in a fantasy world loosely based on ancient Egypt. I don't want to say too much and spoil it, but I really enjoyed both these books. They're both very different, original fantasies with compelling characters.
Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson
This is one of a mystery series set in 1920s Scotland. I loved the funny, self-deprecating tone of the prose, and I loved the main character, a forty-something married-with-kids-and-stuffy-husband upper class woman who finds new life and purpose as a detective. I've been tracking down the earlier books in the series, but had no trouble starting with this one. This book is funny but also gets into some serious issues, like the labor strikes at that time in Scotland, and how horrible conditions were for coal miners.
Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross. This is an original novel from the TV show Luther, with Idris Elba, written by the show's creator. I haven't gotten it yet but as soon as I take care of some bills and have spare money, I am so there.
Guest post on Kari Sperring's LJ for Morgan Keyes' new middle grade fantasy Darkbeast
In Darkbeast, twelve-year-old Keara runs away from home rather than sacrifice Caw, the raven darkbeast that she has been magically bound to all her life. Pursued by Inquisitors who would punish her for heresy, Keara joins a performing troupe of Travelers and tries to find a safe haven for herself and her companion.
Hugo winner John Picacio and all around great person does a retrospective of the Best Artist Hugo Awards
Some jewelry - barter for aid towards medical emergency Buy some lovely jewelry and help pay for emergency dental surgery.
September 13th, 2012