Monday, September 14, 2015

Down the Stacks #13: The Emperor's Soul

This week on Down the Stacks, for the first time I return to an author I’ve previously featured: Brandon Sanderson.  As I’ve said before, Sanderson is one of my all-time favorites because of his world-building and ability to hold his readers’s interest through hundreds of pages.  This week’s selection, The Emperor’s Soul, is a much lighter affair, clocking in at a modest 167 pages.  Despite its brevity, however, The Emperor’s Soul still has most of the hallmarks of Sanderson’s writing.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Down the Stacks #12: Mechanique

This week on Down the Stacks, we’re taking a foray into Steampunk territory with a bit of post-apocalyptic flavor.  Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine also breaks away from the traditional bounds of narrative time, producing a unique and sometime frustrating experience.  Read on as I try to sort out the puzzle pieces.