Episode 1-34: It’s a Dead Man’s Party, Who Could Ask For More? Wherein I review: 134. Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Johannes Cabal #1) by Jonathan L. Howard 135. The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman I fall in love with an evil bastard and our Librarian heroine continues swashbuckling through steampunk fantasticness. And I begin to fall woefully behind in my reading.
Episode 1-33: We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It Wherein I review: 128. Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire 129. Crooked by Austin Grossman 130. The Steel Remains (A Land Fit For Heroes #1) by Richard K. Morgan 131. Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim #10) by Richard Kadrey 132. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames 133. The Invisible Library (Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman I wax ecstatic over the recent trend of inclusion of homosexuality in fantasy and fiction and how it makes all the neckbeards cry into their fedoras. Gregory Maguire brings his special breed of disappointing fairy tale […]
While this is part of one of my favorite ongoing series, this installation was a little meh; 3.75 stars. The problem I think was that this story was focused on too many potential threats, as opposed to one big one. There’s internal problems in the Library (politics and doctrinal differences mostly, but also some likely hidden agenda from an unknown in the upper echelons), Alberich is back (Librarian gone bad final boss type), Irene is still on probation and getting unpleasant job assignments, something’s wrong with Vale, and Zayanna (a Fae lady from the previous story) tracks Irene down for […]
3.5 stars Irene is an agent of the Library, a place that exists outside normal space and time. In fact, as long as the agents and librarians that work for the Library are there, they do not age in the slightest. Only when they are out in the different worlds of the multiverse, do they visibly age, and how much depends how time passes in the various worlds they find themselves. As an agent of the Library, Irene is sent to retrieve books that are deemed of value, because they are represent something different from what already exists in the […]