Acerbic Awards

Well, it’s been exactly one month since my blog’s first birthday, so I thought I would celebrate by commemorating the day as the placeholder for the Acerbic Awards. You may be wondering what they are. I’m going to get to that. First, thank you all for such a great year, both readers and writers. I…

A Dance of Mirrors by David Dalglish

“People lie. People exaggerate. They view the world through tainted glass, yet see themselves in a gilded mirror.” Whenever I need to take a break from the stress of picking a book (of which there is plenty, surprisingly) I tend to go after the pulpy serials that don’t tax the brain, yet provide oodles of…

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

“’You see us wrong, who see with your eyes, and hear nothing true, though straining your ears! What thieves of wonder are these poor senses…’” How long has it been? Five years? Six years? Unlike a large majority of the fantasy sphere, I only had to wait a year for Scott Lynch’s third installment. That…

Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2013

I read Fantasy-Faction’s article on their Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2013, and was left with mixed emotions. I didn’t agree with some of them. Didn’t agree with their number one. But that’s the site’s owner’s opinion. Not mine. I was going to do my best and worst books of 2012, but figured out…