Book Review: The Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperorby Katherine AddisonFantasy448 pagesPublished in 2014 After an airship crash kills Emperor Varenechibal IV and his eldest three sons, Varenechibal's fourth and ill-favored son Maia ascends to the imperial throne as ruler of the elflands. The only child of a loveless political marriage, Maia was relegated to a dreary former hunting lodge after … Continue reading Book Review: The Goblin Emperor

Book Review: A Memory Called Empire

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1)by Arkady MartineScience FictionPublished in 2019 Mahit Dzmare is a young ambassador fulfilling a lifelong ambition: to travel from her home on the independent Lsel Station to the vast Teixcalaan Empire, whose culture she has long been obsessed with. Complex, cosmopolitan, and endlessly self-referential, Teixcalaan expands in two ways: through … Continue reading Book Review: A Memory Called Empire

Sunday Sum-Up: September 19, 2021

The weather is continuing to slowly cool down. Over the past several evenings I've had the windows open with the breeze blowing in, and the cicadas have finally stopped buzzing. So now, instead of having their ear-piercing static song droning all through the night, we're getting crickets. Crickets are much quieter and more melodious than … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: September 19, 2021