Review of Bookburners: “Alexandria Leaving” by Max Gladstone

Bookburners: “Alexandria Leaving” by Max Gladstone. Season four, episode 10. The final episode of the season is upon us. Team Three heads to Alexandria, where they’ve got to protect the Library from an imminent invasion. Spoilers for previous episodes of Bookburners will follow. The Team’s all ready to defend the Library of Alexandria, but how…

Review of Bookburners: “Eating Words” by Brian Francis Slattery

Bookburners: “Eating Words” by Brian Francis Slattery. Season four, episode 9. In this second to last episode of the season, an all-out attack is launched on the secret society beneath the Vatican. Usual reminder for potential new readers: Bookburners is an urban fantasy serial story, and these reviews will contain spoilers for previous seasons and episodes. The former…

Bookburners: “A Message Across Worlds” by Mur Lafferty

Bookburners: “A Message Across Worlds” by Mur Lafferty. Season four, episode 8. Before I get into the thick of it, here’s the usual reminder for potential new readers: Bookburners is an urban fantasy serial story by Serial Box that I’d recommend, and this review will contain spoilers for previous episodes. With all that out of the way,…

Review of Bookburners: “Wax” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Wax” by Andrea Phillips. Season four, episode 7. Apologies for this review being late! Somehow I keep running behind. Before I dive into this episode, if you’re not familiar with Bookburners, it’s an urban fantasy serial story that I’m quite a fan of! You can see my review of Season One here. Note, this review will…

Review of Bookburners: “O’er the Deep Blue Sea” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “O’er the Deep Blue Sea” by Margaret Dunlap. Season Four: Episode 6. I’ve realized that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about Grace/Sal and queer representation in Bookburners. Today’s episode has a lot of Grace and Sal’s relationship, and I have thoughts to share! But before I get into it, here’s the…

Review of Bookburners: “Hell Gate Bridge” by Brian Francis Slattery

Bookburners: “Hell Gate Bridge” by Brian Francis Slattery. Season four, episode 5. So much happened in this episode. Like, way more than I expected! I was all like, “Oh yes, this is where the episode will end and this plot thread will be picked up next episode.” And then more happened! So this episode was…

Review of Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips. Season four, episode 4. So… what now? The big plot arc of the last few weeks has been resolved, and Team Three doesn’t have any pressing goals. I mean, besides the general, “save the world” thing, which it’s hard to come up with a concrete plan for. Oh,…

Review of Born to the Blade Season One

Born to the Blade by Michael R. Underwood, Marie Brennan, Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw. ★★★★ Born to the Blade is a political fantasy way up high in the sky, where humanity lives on floating islands and casts magic by inscribing signals with swords. Born to the Blade is also a serial story produced by Serial Box, which specializes…

Review of Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap. Season four: episode 3. In the newest episode of Bookburners, the murder investigation continues. Welcome back to my weekly Bookburners reviews! If you’re not familiar with Bookburners, it’s an urban fantasy serial story written by an amazing team of authors. Also, since I’m not several seasons in, this is not the place to…

Review of Bookburners: “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” by Mur Lafferty

Bookburners: “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” by Mur Lafferty. Season four: episode 2. This week’s Bookburners‘ episode picks up where the last one left off… quit reading now if you don’t want spoilers! I believe that a good sequel should expand the story — both the relationships between characters as well as the world itself. That goes as…