Stacking the Shelves – January 2023

Picture of the first three volumes of the Lore Olympus book series

I always enjoy seeing these posts on other blogs, but to be honest didn't feel I 'acquired' (ahem) enough books in a week to make it worth while. Why did it take me so long to think about a monthly haul post, instead?! This month has been very generous on the book-buying, hurrah, so suddenly the … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves – January 2023

Deadly Ever After – Ben Aaronovitch

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When two of the river goddess Mama Thames' daughters, teenage twins Olympia and Chelsea, somewhat accidentally break a centuries-old enchantment, stories from a Victorian book of fairy tales start to seep out into the modern world with strange and potentially deadly consequences. The story that follows features only a cameo appearance from series main characters, … Continue reading Deadly Ever After – Ben Aaronovitch

Escape from Yokai Land – Charles Stross

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"'I'm sorry, Bob,' says Dr Armstrong, 'but they asked for you specifically because Hello Kitty is a Londoner.'" Laundry Files main narrator, Bob Howard, is suspiciously absent during the events of The Nightmare Stacks (book 7 in the series) and in this novella we get to follow the side mission he was undertaking in Japan. Yokai … Continue reading Escape from Yokai Land – Charles Stross

This Charming Man – CK McDonnell

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"The hunger. The damned hunger." Welcome to the offices of the Stranger Times newspaper, your first choice for all things paranormal, weird and wonderful. Werewolves on the M60? Haunted cinemas and demon-infested pubs? Read all about such things here! But despite all the team's experience with the supernatural, they weren't really prepared for vampires - because … Continue reading This Charming Man – CK McDonnell