Review: A Spindle Splintered

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Tordotcom, 2021 Adult Fantasy Novella Summary: Zinnia is dying a disease caused by an industrial accident. Her best friend, Charm, wants her to have the best, potentially last, birthday possible. But when Zinnia pricks her finger on an antique spinning wheel, they both get more than they bargained…

Wyrd and Wonder: Fantastic Top Fives, Mascot Edition!

art by chic2view 123RF.com Wyrd and Wonder is hosted by multiple fabulous people including Imyril, Lisa, Jorie, Annemieke, and Ariana. Today's top five is about the Wyrd and Wonder mascots and books that feature them: wolf, raven, pegasus, phoenix, dragon. I just finished The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. Shadow Gate is book two in…

Review: The Last Wish

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski translated from Polish Orbit, 2008 Adult Fantasy Summary: This is a collection of tales featuring Geralt's formative adventures; including battles with monsters, meeting Yennefer, and the law of surprise. Likes: The story that focuses on Geralt's visit to Calanthe and Pavetta before she gets married was expanded in the…

Review: Thornwood

Thornwood by Leah Cypess Delacorte Press, 2020 Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: Princess Briony has grown up in the shadow of her beautiful sister, Rosalin, who has been cursed to fall asleep after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. But when Briony wakes up in a room with a spinning wheel she…

Review: Jade Legacy

Jade Legacy 3rd in the Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee Orbit, 2021 Adult Fantasy Summary: I will try not to spoil this one but I might spoil the previous two. The Kaul family has fought the Mountain to a standstill. Things get more and more complicated around them with the rise of the Clanless…

Brandon Sanderson!

Photo by Dapo Abideen on Pexels.com Brandon Sanderson has a video up, It's Time to Come Clean. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you watch that before reading further. If you have seen it (or don't mind me spoiling you) carry on! Wow... I have many thoughts and feelings. Mostly excitement. I ruffled my…