… Slippery Creatures. This is the first in a trilogy (I haven’t read the other two yet). Set in post-WWI England, with all the social upset that involves, we have a world-changing problem: a scientist who came up with a fancy new chemical weapon and then decided maaaaybe that was a bad thing. However, he’dContinue reading “In December I read…”
When the evil army comes… … you need to know who you can count on.
Sometimes, chaos just needs the time it takes to pop to the corner shop…
Excerpt from Pharaohs, Emperors, and Other Women who Ruled. Urraca: León and Castile, 1109-1126 If we were to write about royal women who had to marry men they didn’t want to, we would need several more books. But Urraca of León and Castile went to war to be free of her husband. Urraca was theContinue reading “It’s not ME – it’s YOU”
Excerpt from Pharaohs, Emperors, and Other Women who Ruled. Shajar al Durr: Egypt, 1250 In one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in history, Shajar al Durr went from slave girl to sultan of Egypt. We know very little about Shajar’s early life, which is not surprising: no one keeping records would have cared much aboutContinue reading “Pearls Are Made of Grit”
Isn’t it pretty? I made it myself (publishing on zero budget…) So, I think it’s pretty obvious that the book is about women who, well, ruled. I can’t remember why, but one evening years ago I got to wondering about women who were official leaders with actual power. Not women with influence, or pulling stringsContinue reading “It’s a book!”
*spoilers* Iron Widow is a YA Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid’s Tale retelling of the rise of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history. The series follows an 18-year-old re-imagining of her as she avenges her sister’s murder by an intensely patriarchal military system that pairs boys and girls up to pilot giantContinue reading “Loving the “unlikeable””
Full disclosure: I am Banana, except for frequently forgetting to backup.
When Chaotic Good meets the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Very silly, but does include medical-ish scenes.