Some Recent DNFs

Some Recent DNFs

Posted 8th February 2020 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

I’m a fast reader, but between working full-time and writing my own stories, I have very strict rules about wasting time on books I’m not enjoying. If I don’t care how the book ends by the time I hit the 20% mark on my Kindle, that book is getting DNF-ed. Some of the recent additions […]

(Some Of) My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020!

Posted 2nd January 2020 by Siavahda in Lists / 2 Comments

SO MANY INCREDIBLE BOOKS COMING OUT THIS YEAR! This isn’t even half the ones I know about, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of incredible reads I haven’t seen coming yet. So this list doesn’t get completely out of control, I’ve restricted myself to books that have been given covers and release dates. January 14th […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 5: Final Chapters & Epilogue

#LastSunReadalong Week 5: Final Chapters & Epilogue

This post was late because I moved house on Friday, and also, it seemed very appropriate to let this go up on the last day before Hanged Man‘s release! It’s out TOMORROW, people! TOMORROW! I can’t wait for the reactions of all the cool people I’ve met through this promo. I’m so excited!!! My livetweeting […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

Posted 9th December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

This post is late, because it was hard to write. Anybody reading along with me knows the last few chapters were rough (even if they had a ton of wonderful things in them as well) and analysing some of this stuff wasn’t super fun. But! We’re approaching the endgame now, folx. And as usual, feel […]

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

Sometimes when you’re dealing with monsters, what you need isn’t a hero. It’s a bigger monster. American soldiers rescue a teenage girl from torture, and bring her back with them to the United States. The problem? She’s not a teenage girl at all, and the rules that keep humans safe from her are null and […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

Posted 1st December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos / 0 Comments

This week’s chapters were INTENSE! For gifs, caps-lock, and Monty Python references, you can see my twitter thread for this week’s readalong; for a more thoughtful recap, read on. * Chapter 9, Farstryke Castle, is, predictably enough, set inside Farstryke Castle. And it’s immediately interesting because Farstryke seems to be a kind of Atlantean cultural […]

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot Sequence

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot ..

Posted 28th November 2019 by Siavahda in Let's Dig In: Fannish Analysis, Promos / 3 Comments

Ostensibly as part of the Hanged Man Promo, but really because I might have a slightly obsessive personality type, here is my mini-thesis on Rune’s cameo necklace in The Last Sun, and why I think it’s a major clue to one of the mysteries of KD Edwards’ worldbuilding. Enjoy. * In the world of New […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

Posted 23rd November 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

I had a lot of fun livetweeting this section, and you can find the thread here, but now it’s time for the weekly recap! Chapter 5 opens with us getting a little more of a glimpse of how Rune and Brand’s normal, day-to-day life goes; Rune likes to sleep in, and Brand is apparently the […]