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By Singing Light

Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.

Currently reading

Robert Macfarlane
The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars
Claudia Gray, Phil Noto
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Natasha Pulley
The Secret of a Heart Note
Stacey Covington-Lee
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
S. Jae-Jones

Angel with the Sword

Angel with the Sword - C.J. Cherryh

I read this one for the Book Smugglers’ Old School Wednesday feature. I already knew I loved Cherryh, based on the first three books in the Foreigner universe (which I will get back to someday).Angel was a lovely read, which felt very science fantasy to me. I especially appreciated the fact that the heroine was from a different class than fantasy protagonists often are, and that she was depicted as having a more realistic and grounded view of life than the higher class characters. Basically, I thought she was awesome. I know Ana and Thea thought that the main male character was a bit thin; honestly, during reading this didn’t bother me, though I can see their point. I’ve heard there are shared world short stories set in the same place, and I would definitely be interested in reading them at some point.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/mini-reviews-late-june/#Angel with the Sword