Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type

Check out this great review of The Bookman from A Bookish Type Blog!   Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman introduces us to a bold alternate world flavored by Western literature. I lost count of all the literary references in this tale about an orphan (called Orphan, for clarity) who suddenly becomes very interesting to the government … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan #1) by Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon is an extraordinarily complex fantasy about a million different characters. I'm kidding, there aren't a million, but there are quite a number. The over-arching story: the Malazan Empire (a militaristic conglomeration of nations) is invading the continent and trashing cities as it goes. The Empress of Malazan, her High Fist Dujek … Continue reading Gardens of the Moon (Malazan #1) by Steven Erikson