Category Archives: alternate history

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a “temporary” safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling … Continue reading

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The Age of Ra (Pantheon 01) by James Lovegrove

Summary (from Goodreads) The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent … Continue reading

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows 01) by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never … Continue reading

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Olympos (Ilium 02) by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer’s timeless narrative, but that was before twenty-first century scholar Thomas … Continue reading

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Series review: Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera 01), Academ’s Fury (Codex Alera 02) by Jim Butcher

Synopses (from Goodreads): Furies of Calderon Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power. A war of succession looms on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Dark (and other stories) by Jeremy Baker

I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! As it is an anthology of short stories, I am presenting them one by one. I promise to be … Continue reading

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Series review: King’s Blades series by Dave Duncan ( The Gilded Chain, Lord of the Fire Lands, Sky of Swords

Series info: Three books follow fates of some unwanted but rebellious boys – they found refuge and are schooled in Ironhall, only to emerge as the finest swordsmen in the realm. Still such an exclusive schooling has its price – … Continue reading

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Review: Inceptio (Roma Nova 01) by Alison Morton

I found out this series while visiting Carole Rae’s blog – thank you my dear for an excellent tip! Synopsis (from Goodreads): New York, present day, alternate reality. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after being made unemployed and a kidnap attempt, … Continue reading

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Review: Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles 01) by Steve McHugh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun, a sword, and no idea of who he was or how he got there. His only clue … … Continue reading

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