Review of Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 6. Break out the party hats! Rafe say’s he’s done with Florian! Now let’s just hope he sticks to it and doesn’t get swayed by Florian’s pretty face again. I think it’s fairly likely Rafe will kept to his “no more Florian” vow. For…

Review of Tremontaine: “Every Face a Forgery” by Paul Witcover

Tremontaine: “Every Face a Forgery” by Paul Witcover. Season three, episode five. Lots happens in today’s episode! Rafe has some successes with his school; he’s found a possible building. He’s also realizing that Florian has got some issues. However, I don’t think Rafe yet has any clue of the depth and breadth of Florian’s “issues.”…

Review of Tremontaine: “Night of the Flames” by Joel Derfner

Tremontaine: “Night of the Flames” by Joel Derfner. Season three, episode 4. The siege of Riverside has ended, and everything is back to normal, or so it appears. This episode takes place during the night of the flames, a holiday I can recall from The Fall of the Kings. It’s a raucous celebration relating to life…

Review of Tremontaine: The Bridge by Karen Lord

Tremontaine: “The Bridge” by Karen Lord. Season three, episode 3. Riverside is still under siege. The residents had assumed that the City Watch would leave after a day or so, but nope. They’re still not letting anyone in or out. And the residents of Riverside are getting anxious — every day the siege continues, they’re…

Tremontaine: “The Siege of Riverside” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “The Siege of Riverside” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 2. If last episode focused mainly on the hill, episode two brings the center of attention back to Riverside. The city watch has retreated, leaving destruction in their wake, but they’re not gone for good. Instead, they’ve barricaded all the bridges into Riverside and…

Review of Tremontaine: “Ambition” by Ellen Kushner

Tremontaine: “Ambition” by Ellen Kushner. Season three: Episode 1. Tremontaine season three is live, and I’m going to be reviewing it episode by episode! If you’re not familiar with Tremontaine, it’s a fabulous queer fantasy of manners serial story set in Ellen Kushner’s Riverside. Picture political, sword fights, and a primarily LGBTQ cast. I do think it’s a…

Review of Bookburners: “Live in London” by Max Gladstone

Bookburners: Live in London by Max Gladstone. Season Three: Episode 13. It’s the season three finale of Bookburners, and I’m sad the season’s over. Or at least that season four isn’t immediately available! Again, this isn’t an episode I can talk about without significant spoilers for the previous episodes in the season. If you want to…

Review of Bookburners: “Broken Vessels” by Brian Francis Slattery

Bookburners: “Broken Vessels” by Brian Francis Slattery. Season Three: Episode 12. Wow, this episode is a game changer of epic proportions. How do I even talk about this? Look, if your not up on season three, you’ve got some catching up to do because I’m going to dive right in to talking about where the Bookburners…

Review of Tremontaine: Season Two

Tremontaine: Season Two by Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Tessa Gratton, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Paul Witcover, Racheline Maltese, and Alaya Dawn Johnson. ★★★★ Tremontaine is a prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Riverside books (a series made up of three stand alone novels). However, you don’t have had to have read any of Kushner’s books to enjoy Tremontaine. I do suggest…

Review of Bookburners: “Crossing Over” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “Crossing Over” by Margaret Dunlap. Season Three: Episode 11. “Crossing Over” picks up directly where “Into the Woods” leaves off. There goes my hypothesis about a stand alone episode. Oh, well. As it happens, I’m glad “Crossing Over” went where it did. Ashanti and Frances are desperately trying to prevent whatever Hannah set into…

Review of Bookburners: “Into the Woods” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Into the Woods” by Andrea Phillips. Season Three: Episode 10. This latest installment of the urban fantasy serial Bookburners has some serious fairy tale vibes, and I’m loving it. Two children run away from their stepmother and into the woods. Soon they stumble upon a trail of candy and follow it into a house… and…