Review of Silver on the Road

Review of Silver on the Road

Review of Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman

It is always a joy to find a new book with a well thought out fantasy world, one with its own internal history, mythos, and ecosystems. Add in complex characters with both open and hidden motivations, interesting beings drawn from the legends of numerous cultures but with a twist or two, the fun of learning about the world with the main character as part of her unique coming of age story, and, of course, danger, mystery, and puzzles to be solved, and you have one helluva fun story.

Set in a unique version of the Old West, follow Isobel along the path to discovery.

Excellent. Wonderful. Fabulous. (I could keep going.)

5 stars

Silver on the Road
Laura Anne Gilman

Review of Deadlands: Boneyard

Review of Deadlands: Boneyard

Review of Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher for review purposes.

What makes a monster a monster?

Is it nature? Choice? Acting? Refusing to act? Is it something inherent in the monster itself or is it inherent in the eye of the beholder?

Seanan McGuire makes you ponder all of these questions and more in the latest Deadlands novel.

Annie Pearl, Adeline, Nathanial Blackstone, and the bevy of supporting characters who make up the travelling Blackstone Family Circus do not ask you to care about them. But their independence and grit make you care, and even more, actively root for them against all manner of calamities on the road whether natural, unnatural, or caused by men.

Seanan McGuire’s lyrical storytelling is nearly impossible to put down. I read it in the quiet dark of the late night, in the cool Autumn just before All Hallow’s Eve. It was a perfect fit.

If you are looking for a mysterious adventure for Halloween or a wonderfully eerie fantasy for anytime, I highly recommend this book.

I give it 5 stars.

Deadlands: Boneyard
Seanan McGuire