Assassin’s Orbit by John Appel (ARC)

A copy of this book was very kindly provided me by the publisher. I can’t promise that this didn’t affect my feelings about it, but a book is a book is a book, however I acquire it, and I can promise that all opinions are my own.   Nine people attending a private get-together, all business people, politicians or staff, are killed double-tap style. It’s the first mass killing on Ileri Station in seventeen years and one of the victims, bodyguard Saed Tahir, is the grandson of Fathya Shariff, of Shariff Security. Fathya’s business partner, private investigator Noo Okereke, whose … Continue reading Assassin’s Orbit by John Appel (ARC)

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G R Matthews (ARC)

A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher. I can’t promise that this didn’t affect my feelings about it, but a book is a book is a book, however I acquire it, and I can promise that all opinions are my own.   The Emperor has died and before his heir can assume his mantle, his body and the sacred amulet he wears must be returned to the capital for the coronation rituals. Unfortunately, he died while campaigning in the North and while an honour guard has been chosen to bear him home, any number of … Continue reading Seven Deaths of an Empire by G R Matthews (ARC)

Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (ARC)

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. I can’t promise that this didn’t affect my feelings about it, but a book is a book is a book, however I acquire it, and I can promise that all opinions are my own.   Hot-diggity-damn!  This was frigging awesome. I honestly don’t know where to start. I don’t want to give anything away because I loved every surprise and would hate to take that from another reader. At the same time, I want to tell you everything because this book kind of blew my mind.   Let’s start … Continue reading Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (ARC)

Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley (ARC)

It’s taken me quite a while to come up with an accurate statement to begin this post. Let me give you some details: The lovely Hanna from Rebellion Publishing put out a tweet asking if anyone would like an ARC for this latest title from Jane Routley and I, in a moment of bravado, stuck my hand up. I was approved for a copy and also told that I was under no obligation to review the book if I found it wasn’t my cup of tea. The whole experience was unexpectedly delightful (I was convinced I’d be refused or ignored) … Continue reading Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley (ARC)