The Five Daughters of the Moon Leena Likitalo It’s exciting to me to see how many authors are out there writing Russian-themed fantasy. “The Five Daughters of the Moon” is a recent addition to this sub-genre. The setting is clearly an allusion to the Russian Empire just prior to the 1917 Revolution, but the setting […]Read more "“The Five Daughters of the Moon” by Leena Likitalo"
Hi All! For the past few weeks I’ve been working away on putting together a collection of my old stories that are sort of prequels/alternative timelines to “The Zemnian Series,” with a general introduction and little intros for each of the stories. I’m thrilled to say that the book is now ready and can be […]Read more "New FREE Book Release! “Winter of the Gods and Other Stories” is here!"
Goodness! Is Maslenitsa week already almost over? I guess that means that spring is almost here! Of course, in parts of the world early “spring” looks, or at least looked, a lot like this: While down here where I’m currently living, I’m pleased to say that the daffodils burst into bloom yesterday, and this time […]Read more "#Free #Books and More #FreeBooks!"
Asan Vladimir Makanin “Asan wants money. Asan wants blood.” Within the emerging genre of “Chechen,” as in referring to the recent Chechen wars, prose, Vladimir Makanin’s “Asan” has engendered controversy. To a field zealously guarded by its veterans, the non-veteran Makanin has contributed two works: the novella “Caucasian Captive” (Кавказский пленный) and now the novel […]Read more "“Asan” by Vladimir Makanin"
February! Get ink and cry. So said Pasternak, but February doesn’t have to be a miserable month. There’s another great giveaway going, the Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway, with over 150 free books, stories, and previews, including of The Breathing Sea. You can find it here. Just a reminder of what my fabulous cover for TBSI […]Read more "Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway; Paperbacks of The Breathing Sea"
The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"
Hi All! First a reminder that today is the LAST day to get a bunch of free fantasy books, stories, and previews (including mine) in the Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway (link here): And, after weeks of agonizing labor, I astonished myself by producing the (beautiful, if I do say so myself) paperback version […]Read more "Free Books, and the Paperback of The Breathing Sea I!"