Reading project, week ending 13 Feb 2022

What have I read this week?

The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

This is a fantasy novel about Thara Celehar, a prelate and Witness for the Dead, who is investigating the deaths of two women. I enjoyed this a lot; the characters are interesting, and I really liked the world it takes place in. I would definitely read more by this author.

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee

This is a nonfiction book about the craft of nonfiction writing. I found it very interesting, even though not really applicable to me.

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

This is a Holmesian fantasy about Dr J.H. Doyle, who returns with a war injury and becomes roommates with an angel named Crow, who is a detective. I really enjoyed this. Crow and Doyle are really good characters, and it was a nice take on the Sherlock Holmes mythos. I would definitely read more in this series.

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

This is a science fiction novel about a woman named Elma York, a pilot and mathematician, in an Earth where a large meteorite has landed on Earth in 1952. I really enjoyed this, although Elma was a much more complex character than I expected, which really made the book more interesting. I definitely intend to read the next one.

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

This is a fantasy novel about Robin Blyth who gets a new job is the Civil Service as the liaison between the British government and magical society, and Edwin Courcey, his counterpart on the magical side. I really loved this book. The world is fascinating, the characters are really interesting and the plot really drew me in. I would definitely read more by this author.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

This is a fantasy novel about the Raven, god of Iraden. I really enjoyed this. The characters are really interesting, and I liked the world a lot. I would definitely read more by this author.

© bardofupton 2022

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