Nightjar by Paul Jameson

Wow. I picked this novel to read as part of #IndieApril, and I am so glad I did. I read “Nightjar” slowly because the writing was so lyrical, haunting, and atmospheric that I wanted to take my time and enjoy each page. I found myself stopping repeatedly as I read to reread particularly stunning passages. It’s hard to pay true …

Empire's Daughter by Marian Thorpe

So let’s start with an admission on my part: I’ve never actually read a historical fantasy before. I love magical realism, but I find the world-building and all the rules in fantasies to be a little too confusing and tedious; I tend to like my fiction set closer to the real world. (To give you an idea, “Field of Dreams” …