A lot of new writers to discover!
A friend of mine recommended Robin McKinley’s books to me when we came to the conclusion that we both read Fantasy, but neither of us knew of the other’s favourite authors. When I recently told her I was reading Deerskin, she was horrified, and told me that was not the book she would’ve recommended to me as an introduction to McKinley, because of the dark subject material. But I think it does just fine as an introduction.
Princess Lissla Lissar grows up in awe of her beautiful mother, like every other person in the kingdom. But when her mother dies, and the country and her father mourn, Lissar fades into the background, even more than she usually did. She’s left mostly to her own devices, and though she gains a companion in Ash, a puppy she received as a gift from a prince from a distant kingdom, human interaction isn’t really her strong suit. When she grows up to look just like her mother, she is confronted with her father’s madness and lust for her, and flees with her loyal fleet hound.
I initially bought this game because I was looking for co-op games, so I could play with my younger sister. I bought this one, Mortal Kombat X and got Rayman Legends for my birthday, but I ended up playing this game mostly on my own, because my little sister apparently doesn’t enjoy dungeon crawlers. I, however, do. A lot.
Moon over Soho is the second book in the Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch.
PC Peter Grant is back and as doggedly as ever. A jazz musician dies of ‘natural causes’, but the magical signature the body gives off, tell him and doctor Wallid there’s something strange afoot. A journalist is horribly murdered by having his penis bitten off. Two separate cases that Grant has to solve, while his mentor Nightingale and his friend Lesley are still recovering from their ordeals connected to his previous cases, his father is getting back into the jazz scene, and a voluptuous woman enters his life.