Advent Book Calendar 2018

During my Advent Book Calendar event I'm going to reveal 1 book a day until the 24th (the last one will be a bit different), a book me or Jen loved this year (regardless when it was published) with a little explanation. Keep checking back, I will update this post as the month progresses.

Interview with Daniel E. Olesen

Daniel E. Olesen spent entirely too long studying Comparative Literature and now works freelance as a translator and editor. Writing in fantasy, he draws strongly from history and travels around Europe, always searching for inspiration. His first book, The Eagle's Flight, is an epic fantasy that can be downloaded for free from his site, http://www.annalsofadal.net.

Chasing Graves by Ben Galley

Galley clearly knows what he is doing, and was able to wave together a story about life and death, revenge and greed, justice and blind fate. Chasing Graves is a dark, compelling entry into a trilogy. The characters and the world is complex and well-built, the story intriguing enough to make you want more. Even if I'm still waiting for that feeling of being completely impressed. So, Mr Galley when is the next book coming out again?

Tales of Kingshold by D. P. Woolliscroft

Tales of Kingshold is a collection of novelettes, short stories, letters and notes about events that happened before, after and during the election in Kingshold. We meet old and new characters, some of them likely to appear in later books. In my review I will focus on the novelettes and short stories, but let me note that I foud Jyuth's thoughts on magic pretty interesting and it was a good addition, explaining how the magic in this world works.

The Demons Within by Ashe Armstrong

This has a closed room horror feel at times, like Aliens or the Thing meets the old west. And there’s a nice nod to King’s Dark Tower series. With it’s old west feel and campy horror movie vibe, The Demons Within is a hugely fun entry into this series.

Danse Macabre by Laura M. Hughes

Danse Macabre is the perfect read for a cold, foggy autumn/winter afternoon which you spend curled up with a hot drink to chase away the chill of the weather and the story both. Blue and her journey will keep you glued to the pages, clench your heart and leave you utterly broken. It's not hard to imagine a world so cold and cruel as the one Blue lived in after all. 

What’s to come? – November Sneak Peek

November started with a nice long weekend, which I made longer by being sick. Yay me! On top of it some nice changes are going on in my life, so I could kick this month off on a good note. Honestly I don't expect much from this month excitement wise. I'll read a few books, will post things. We'll have all of our SPFBO semi-finalists ready too so the real fun can began.

Music Monday: #JOY by Kállay Saunders Band

Today I wanted to choose a song with a positive message. I've been in a good mood these days, because personal reasons, so I've been browsing my mp3 player to see what I have for this. I've picked #JOY because I love its message. And I also know how much a nice word, or a smile can mean and brighten your day. The music itself is not exactly happy, but whatever. I am.

Monthly Wrap Up: October 2018

Wait. What happens with time? Someone speed it up! It can't be November already! Where is my October??? Give me a moment while I panic, will you?

*panics*

Okay, I'm better now. I'm a bit behind on posts because I had become sick after returning from the UK, so a review and my post about said UK trip will be up later this week, thus they will count as November posts. So, let's see what I had in store for you in October:

The Prince of Cats by Daniel E. Olesen

There is something charming about The Prince of Cats despite its flaws, and the fact that it's not a heartwarming story. It's about revenge, freedom, relationships, keeping your enemies closer than friends. It has a sort of Arabian Nights vibe about it, especially the shepherd's story. I recommend to check this book out if you need a different setting, like to read about a thief, who is far from being perfect, or invulnerable.

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