This winter, I’m casually joining House Stark for the #IronTomeAthon (adult fantasy readathon) hosted by Bookshelves and Paperbacks. For this challenge, I’m aiming to read The Black Khan by Ausma Zehanat Khan– A seriously grimdark fantasy sequel to The Bloodprint. Are you picking up any fantasy tomes?
“From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S occupied Baghdad, Hadi a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local cafe collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse … More On loss and monsters: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
“In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a … More Historical fantasy: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
“When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole’s role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, … More Shapeshifters and loss in ‘Strangers’ by David Alexander Robertson
‘Kahu, a member of the Māori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary “whale rider.” In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the … More The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
At a river near his home in the Philippine countryside, respected doctor Manolo Lualhati encounters the unthinkable—a young woman with wings. After several incredible visits, he coaxes her to stay behind—to quit flying to the stars with her sisters each night—so they can marry. Tala agrees, but soon finds herself grounded in a new life … More The Hour of Daydreams: a reimagined Filipino folktale by Renee M. Rutledge
Is a clan captain going to sacrifice everything for her clan? Tasked to kill Yeung Leung by her parents, powerful rival clan leader of the Amber Eyes, Captain Francesca Min Yue sets out across the galaxy to hunt her prey, only to be thrown into a web of political intrigue spreading across the stars. Is … More Starfang: Rise of the Clan by Joyce Chng