Book Review

Prince of Sorrows

Prince of Sorrows by D.K. Marley Published 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: 9th C. Denmark The king of Denmark is dead. As Prince Amleth mourns his beloved father, anger and resentment grow towards his uncle, Feng, who has claimed the crown . . . and his mother’s, Gerutha’s, hand in marriage. When the old king’s… Read More Prince of Sorrows

Book Review

The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Published 2018 Genre: General Fiction Setting: 1970’s Alaska Thirteen-year-old Leni Allbright’s father, a former Vietnam War POW, moves his family to Alaska in a bid to rid himself of his war-stained memories. Leni and her mother do their best to please volatile Ernt, and for a time it works.… Read More The Great Alone

Book Review

The Crowns of Croswald

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night Published 2017 Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy I received a free copy of this book from Stories Untold Press in exchange for an honest review. Sixteen-year-old Ivy Lovely lives a life of drudgery as a scaldrony (scullery) maid. She has never been far from the very unspecial Castle Plum where… Read More The Crowns of Croswald

Book Review

Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s

Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor Published 2016 Genre: Historical Fantasy Setting: England, the near-future St. Mary’s is a listed estate in the rural countryside of Rushford, England. It functions as the headquarters for a select group of historians, scientists, technicians, and security personnel whose job is to… Read More Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s

Book Review

The Taster

The Taster by V.S. Alexander Published 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: World War II Germany ‘I shuddered. My life might end here. Not even the bombings in Berlin had forced me to face my mortality in such a brutal way. The thought that I might die for Hitler stunned me.’ Magda Ritter is a young… Read More The Taster

Book Review

A Man Called Ove

  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Published 2012. Genre: Upmarket. Setting: Though the book doesn’t give specifics, the reader assumes it takes place in contemporary Sweden. “And you should never befriend something if there’s a possibility it may take a fancy to eating you in your sleep.” Ove is a man who desires… Read More A Man Called Ove

Literature

The Last Arrow

My introduction to the legendary Robin Hood was the 1970’s era Disney film. Oh how I loved that fox. Looking back, he was a quintessential Robin Hood. Honorable, yet a rogue. Jovial, yet aggrieved by injustice. It was the perfect combination of traits to make a little girl want to search the woods for a… Read More The Last Arrow