The beauty of Abercombie's work is all of the books are interlaced allowing flavor to be layered; a minor character in one book is the central figure in another. Now we have a new series introducing the next generation of characters. Two of my favorite - Savine dan Glokta, daughter the Arch Lector, and Rikke, Dogman's daughter. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
A fun urban fantasy but with the twist of being "Nigerian God-Punk".
Pantheons of gods have fallen to earth. It's up to David Mogo to see if he can at least save Lagos. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
Engaging debut novel centered around the murder of a student at an private school for young mages. But it's Ivy Gamble PI, a broken human who has struggled for years with the fact she is non-magical, that is the story's strength. Now her biggest case happens to be at the school where her estranged twin sister is a teacher. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
This is a new author for me and a great one for anyone who loves the Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series. Here forensic archaeologist; Sage Westerfield is caught between a contemporary mystery and a 16th c. one filled with bones and stories that overlap and weave together the past and the present in misty, myth laden bogs and gardens in Cornwall and of witches and alchemists like John Dee & Edward Kelly and their allure through the ages. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan
For fans of Morgan's Altered Carbon comes another fast gritty mystery set on Mars. Hakan Veil is a cybernetic former merc coerced into a bodyguard job for an audit team from Earth. Like Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon Hakan Veil is a shoot first, ask questions later character. Great pick if you want a kick-ass, cybernetic military murder mystery. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker