Review – Evefair by Nisi Shawl

By JoshuaMacDougall on

Everfair by Nisi Shawl is an alternative history set in the Belgian Congo during King Leopold II’s reign. Instead of years of slavery, racism, and genocide a congregation of Fabian Socialist from Great Britain and African-Americans form their own nation called Everfair and resist Leopald’s subjugation and return to slavery. Though alternative history is not …

Godsgrave Review: Are You Not Entertained?

By Christina Ladd on

How do you top Nevernight, a book that’s basically Harry Potter for assassins, complete with magical, stairway-shifting school accessible only by diving through something that really shouldn’t be dived though? Well, actually the second installment does involve a diary and a giant snake, but that’s where the similarities end. Mia Corvere murders people to further her …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 6: The Portkey

By Sarah Tompkins on

This isn’t a podcast, it’s your one-touch ticket to Funtown! (Sorry for the nausea – portkey technology is a bit wonky.) This week, we meet Amos and Cedric Diggory (go Hufflepuff!), take a journey with an old boot and talk about maybe the most confounding form of wizard transport: the portkey. And with the Tri-Quizzard neck and …