Book Review: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle

Blurb: The village of Styesville has a dragon problem, and is in sore need of a knight in shining armor to solve it for them. Instead, they get a strange traveler in a ragged cloak they barely even notice at first. Worse still, it soon becomes clear the problem setting fire to their village isn’t as simple as a dragon… Title: The Faerie Godmother's Apprentice Wore Green Author: Nicky Kyle...

Book Review: Wandering Star by K.M. Penemue

SYNOPSIS: Zane and Sixia are Jacks, meaning they’ll take on almost any job, though most of their time is spent running cargo and hunting bounties across space. While on Venus, they take on a job well outside the usual: deliver Isais, a slave, to his waiting master. The job comes with explicit instructions not to treat Isais like a person, but it’s not long before Zane finds himself enjoying Isais’s...

Book Review: We Go Forward by Alison Evans

SYNOPSIS: Christie travels to run, to forget. She has no place to call home, but desperately wishes she did. Roslyn has never been overseas and fears getting stuck in one place. If she’s never left Melbourne, how does she know that’s home? A crossing of paths in Berlin, wine, and wifi leads to the two traveling together, and as they travel the two find some things they were looking for,...

Book Review: At the Edges by Alden Lila Reedy

BLURB: Joan and her starship crew are in the business of slaves—specifically, rescuing as many as possible from the oppressive Empire. After dropping off their latest passengers and resupplying, Joan and her second-in-command, Luana, decide to ferry out citizens looking to escape imperial clutches. It means they risk taking on spies, but when the first meeting goes well, they decide to chance it. But a trip that starts well soon...

Book Review: Dust On The Wing by Parker Foye

SYNOPSIS: Captain Tam spends his life travelling through space on his beloved ship, the Paradigm Princess, and he likes nothing better than being alone with the horizon. However, when a routine stop on his favourite planet brings an unexpected new crew member, he breaks routine and agrees to take her on board—because if Tam plays this through, the powerful Marquis will owe him a favour. Surely that’s worth a detour....

Book Review: Blood and Clockwork by Katey Hawthorne

Blurb: Alistair Click set out to lay to rest the superstitious fears about the Mad Prince’s clockwork tower. If that meant he might bring the ghost city of Avalonia back to economic life, connecting the western kingdoms once again, so much the better. So what if no adventurer who’d entered the tower in the last century of desolation had ever re-emerged? They didn’t have his skill and wit. He could...

Book Review: The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

SYNOPSIS: Clara Gutierrez is a highly-skilled technician specializing in the popular ‘Raise’ AI companions. Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise hummingbird. Sal is a fully autonomous robot, the creation of which was declared illegal ages...

Book Review: The Galloway Road by Catherine Adams

SYNOPSIS: Renna has just qualified as a mage and been offered a lucrative job halfway across the country. But getting there is another matter entirely, for the Galloway is lined with the bodies of those who dared to cross her new employer, and old songs relate tales of long-dead kings and graveyard courts. Hired to protect her on the journey is a grumpy mercenary who spends more time drinking than...

Book Review: Any Way The Wind Blows by Carlin Grant

SYNOPSIS: Callie lives on the road, trading labor for food and lodging through a farm work-exchange program. She’s perfectly content with the life she’s created, but it is shaken up when she meets Jo, a mechanic and sister of Callie’s latest boss. For the first time, Callie begins reconsidering the choices she’s made. But Jo’s life is far more complicated than her own and as family tensions rise, they threaten...