Author: Erin Larson

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“Jade Fire Gold” by June CL Tan

Jade Fire Gold By June CL Tan   I received an ARC of Jade Fire Gold from HarperCollins Children’s Books in exchange for an honest review.   It’s not often you find a book so cleanly bifurcated in quality. The first half of Jade Fire Gold is almost uniformly excellent, a rich and textured tale … [Read More]

“Summer Sons” by Lee Mandelo

  Summer Sons By Lee Mandelo I received an ARC of Summer Sons from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review. “Too many notes!” Remember that scene in Amadeus? We’re meant to laugh, of course—criticizing Mozart is inherently ridiculous—but this line came to mind more than once while I read Summer Sons, albeit with a … [Read More]

“The Pariah” by Anthony Ryan

The Pariah By Anthony Ryan   I received an ARC of The Pariah from Orbit Books in exchange for an honest review.   I am a relative newcomer to Ryan’s work, prior to The Pariah having only read (and mostly disliked) his Seven Swords novellas, although I have purchased many of his other books given … [Read More]

“Star Eater” by Kerstin Hall

Star Eater By Kerstin Hall   I received an ARC of Star Eater from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   Between Kerstin Hall’s fiendish and demented novella The Border Keeper and a synopsis which includes phrases such as “the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline,” “shadowy cabal,” and “phantasmagorical indictment of hereditary power,” I … [Read More]

“The Blacktongue Thief” by Christopher Buehlman

The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman   I received an ARC of The Blacktongue Thief from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   If you follow speculative fiction in the online book community, The Blacktongue Thief has likely been appearing over and over in your feed; it’s probably the most-buzzed-about release of 2021. This … [Read More]

“We Are Satellites” by Sarah Pinsker

We Are Satellites By Sarah Pinsker   I received an ARC of We Are Satellites from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.   Pinsker’s latest (and my introduction to her work), succeeding the Nebula Award-winning A Song for a New Day, qualifies as science fiction in only the most technical sense—it follows … [Read More]

“Sorrowland” by Rivers Solomon

Sorrowland By Rivers Solomon   I received an ARC of Sorrowland from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.   I’m always on the lookout for books by authors who aren’t cishet white men, and given the rave reviews for Solomon’s debut An Unkindness of Ghosts, I was eagerly anticipating Sorrowland. I … [Read More]