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Mind of the Raven

An Inconclusive, Narrow Look at Ravens Author: Bernd Heinrich When I was a child, I was addicted to nature and wildlife shows. Even though I was generally hyperactive, I could sit still for an hour or more and watch a program about ants, or birds, or big cats without once moving my eyes, which astonished (and probably relieved) my parents. As I’ve grown older, my love for nature and animals has remained. When I saw a book review for Bern Heinrich’s Mind of the Raven a good many years ago, I just had to have it. I bought the book, set [...]

2023-06-04T12:30:08-07:00June 4th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

What Moves the Dead

Something Devastating at Usherland Author: T. Kingfisher Something strange is happening in the countryside of Ruritania. The stagnate lake glows at night; strange, fetid mushrooms, seen nowhere else, dot the landscape; the hares drag themselves at an abnormal, disjointed gate and stare through your soul; and Madeline Usher is dying, strange white filaments growing and waving from her skin. Childhood friend Alex Easton, a retired soldier from the land of Galatia, has been called to Madeline’s sickbed. Alex doesn’t know what to expect, and hardly understands the weird sites, nighttime wanderings, and sickly animals that surround the decaying Usherland. Roderick [...]

2023-06-03T12:23:50-07:00June 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Last Tale of the Flower Bride, The

The Door You Might Not Open, and You Did Author: Roshani Chokshi He has spent his life living in and studying dreams. Dreams of a missing brother, sucked into a wardrobe never to return. It was then, as a child, that he knew fairy tales and myths were real. And ever since then, he has followed them, studied them. Enter his future wife, Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada, a woman whose lush beauty and wealth are the stuff of legends. She too loves a good fairy tale, the more violent, the more unsettling, the more gothically beautiful, the better. The pair, with their secrets [...]

2023-05-29T13:12:54-07:00May 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |