Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance is the latest book in Lois McMaster Bujold’s long-running Vorkosigan series of space operas. It takes place between Diplomatic Immunity and Cryoburn, and though Miles Vorkosigan makes a brief appearance this is a book solidly about Miles’ cousin Ivan Vorpatril. Long-time readers of the series will be familiar with Ivan, who’s been [Read More...]

My Sisters the Saints

Recently I received a review copy of My Sisters the Saints, a “spiritual memoir” by Colleen Carroll Campbell, and I confess I stayed up late to finish it. In this book Campbell shares her life with us, both the good and the bad, and along the way she tells about particular saints who helped her [Read More...]

Soul of Fire

Soul of Fire is the second novel in Sarah Hoyt’s “Magical British Empire” trilogy, and it’s rather better than Heart of Light, its predecessor—though not devoid of problems. I am most unusually going to indulge in spoilers in this review; be warned. It seems that there are two magic rubies, the Heart of Light and [Read More...]


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