Today I have a spoiler-free review of The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May which is the second book in The Falconer trilogy. You can check out my spoiler-free review of the first book here: The Falconer! This trilogy is set in a steampunk version of Edinburgh in the 1800’s, and is filled with Scottish folklore and faeries!
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May – The Falconer #2
- US hardcover – 458 pages.
- Release date: 21st of June 2016
- Published by Chronicle Books
- ISBN: 1452128820
- Goodreads page for The Vanishing Throne here!
This weekend I thought I would tell you about five book series I don’t plan on continuing. On this blog I only talk about, and review, books I have enjoyed so I am excited to be talking about books I didn’t like so much (+ the one I hated). Each of these is pretty popular and was released a while ago, so I don’t feel too bad for saying I’m not continuing.
I only hated one of these books, so if you have any of the others on your TBR I still reccomend you read them. Don’t let this post sway you. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Today I have a short review of this book of Celtic Tales, which was published by Chronicle Books in 2016. I always like to browse through the section of Scottish books in Waterstones, and I was so excited when I found this one! It’s such a beautiful collection.
Celtic Tales: from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales
- Illustrations – Kate Forrester
- UK hardcover – 176 pages
- Release date: 30th August 2016
- Published by Chronicle Books
- ISBN: 145215175X
- Goodreads page for Celtic Tales here!
I was lucky enough to win a ticket to the launch party for The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon which is the third book in The Bone Season series, it was held in a venue called The Caves in Edinburgh on the 7th of March! This was the first launch party I’ve ever attended so I thought I’d write a blog post about it. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading
It’s been a while since I posted a review, but if you’ve read my February Wrap-Up then you know I had a strange reading month. I seem to be off to a good start in March so hopefully I’ll have more reviews up! I started this month by reading The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley and I LOVED it!
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
- US paperback – 421 pages.
- Release date: 2nd of October 2014 (first published in 1997)
- Published by Sourcebooks Landmark
- ISBN: 1402258704
- Goodreads page for The Shadowy Horses here!
I’m quite organised this month and uploading my wrap-up on the first day of March! I had an odd reading month – I read two full books then got sidetracked a little and ended up only reading two shorter stories. Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and what you read this month!
Ailsa is dead. Leaving Morven the last surviving changeling in the village. Everyone knows it is only a matter of time before she too is dead. Desperate to find out why the fairies steal human babies, and to save her own life, she leaves her family behind, travelling north into the fairy kingdoms with her best friend.
They soon find that making their way through vast magical forests, across kelpie-ridden lochs and over seemingly endless mountain ranges is more than they were prepared for. Despite the countless evenings spent listening to stories about adventures, fairies and magic, they find themselves out of their depth. Fighting to stay alive.
Meanwhile in the fairy kingdoms, Princess Freya of Culhuinn struggles to cope with life now that her love has been taken from her. Whilst Queen Euna of Norbroch spends more time lost in her memories than she does ruling her kingdom.
One changeling’s journey to save her life will alter their world forever.
You can add The Changeling’s Journey on Goodreads here!