Category Archives: Historical

Requiem of the Rose King 7 by Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno’s interesting take on the War of the Roses and Richard III continues as we are given the battle of Tewksbury and its aftermath. Unlike history, Richard plays a part in nearly every aspect – from the battle strategy … Continue reading

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Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures of Will and Temper is a book that will likely be divisive to many readers: it’s a literary take on a beloved literature icon that can be hard to get into initially but rewarding if followed to the end. … Continue reading

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Tough Riders Volume 1 by Adam Glass and Patrick Olliffe

Taking its cue from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but this time with American and actual historical characters rather than literary ones. As with Moore’s work, there is the bit of fantastical that makes the story far more rollicking. But where … Continue reading

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My Fair Lord by Wilma Counts

Some prefer their Regency romances light and fluffy and others want a bit more depth. My fair lord definitely falls into the former category: a Twinkie-like confection that is sweet at the moment but ultimately unsatisfying once finished. The story, … Continue reading

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Insexts Volume 1: Chrysalis by Marguerite Bennet and Ariela Kristantina

Despite the lurid title meant to catch your eye, Insexts is pretty much a gothic horror story with feminist overtones. Our two protagonists look evil but start by killing off the bad and continue in that vein, all under the … Continue reading

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Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Crystal S. Chan (Story Adaptation), Alexandre Dumas, Nokman Poon

This is one of the better in the manga classics line; I’ve been critical of past efforts, especially the overwrought Pride and Prejudice, but I think the authors are improving. Novels are more than their plot and with the classics, … Continue reading

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Abounding Might by Melissa McShane

I am greatly enjoying The Extraordinaries and book three continues the story of strong, talented women who overcome adversity with intelligence and will – and learn something more about their abilities in the process. With Abounding Might, we follow Daphne … Continue reading

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