Desert Nights book 2 by Helena Rookwood & Elm Vince
We continue to follow Princess Zadie and her attempts to get the respect and attention from her husband-to-be Sultan Kassim in Book 2 of the Desert Nights series.
Princess Zadie has grown on me in this story. I felt she was a bit ditsy and naive in the first book but I think she’s coming more in her own in this one. Which is great!
She is still stuck in the palace grounds “as a good princess should” according to the Kassim. He’s still ignoring and disrespecting her in many ways while she is spending her time painting and doing ‘princes things’ with the sultans sister. But Princess Zadie doesn’t take well to being confined and is not about to give up her freedom because Kassim wants it that way! She finds a way to get outside the palace grounds to do her own thing like the independent woman she really is.
Dragonmaster Trilogy book 2 by Katie Cross
This is the next book in the Dragonmaster Trilogy and it continues the story of Isadora and Sanna Spence. Isador and Sanna are sisterwitches and have lived in Letum Wood with the other Dragonmaster families their whole lives. But now the time has come for them to spread their wings and fly.
Desert Nights book 1 by Helena Rookwood & Elm Vince
My preferred reads have dragons, witches and magic in them. Yet I don’t mind picking up a book with a different subject either. Like a story based on djinn folklore.
Netflix For Books
In this case not only did I get to read a different subject but also a different format of books. The format is called “episodic fiction”. Which I never heard of before.
For those of you who, like me, have no idea what episodic fiction is, let me explain. It’s a book that’s more like a TV series than a film. It’s a novella length book that’s part of a series, yet it can be read on its own. You could compare it to an episode of a series. Something you can binge-read on a rainy evening. I guess you can think of episodic fiction books as Netflix for books!
A book by Caroline Flarity
I love a good ghost story so I was excited to start this book! But I have to say even though I quickly scanned over the summary it took me by surprise. In a good way!
I was expecting a story about a girl going ghost hunting with her father and their adventures along the way. But I was so wrong, it’s not about that at all.
This book contains short stories by Jody Lynn Nye, Katie Cross, Robyn Bennis, Raven Oak, Frog and Esther Jones, Dawn Vogel, Matt Youngmark, Lee French, Connie J. Jasperson, Jeffrey Cook, Katherine Perkins, Jeremy Zimmerman, Edward J. Knight, Elmdea Adams (no amazon profile available), Fulvio Gatti (no amazon profile available), Robert J. McCarter, Lou J. Berger, Ian Berger (no amazon profile available) and Sarah Bartsch.
This collection of short stories appealed to me because it has everything in it that I like in a story. Swords, magic (sorcery) and bad ass women who get shit done. As someone who normally doesn’t read a lot of short stories (I’m more of a series kind of reader) I wasn’t sure what to expect for the story lines, but most of the time I wasn’t disappointed.