Holiday Picks from The Queen’s Quill

I am finally finishing The Cross and the Dragon. I do apologize for taking so long. I hope to have a review up by the end of this week.

Since it’s the holiday season, and books are always a good gift (if you are part of the gift-giving crowd), here is a roundup of my favorite Indie review books from 2012. Honestly, the books I am listing were all engaging and engrossing reads–and the narratives and settings were so varied–that I simply cannot chose just one to recommend as an overall best book. This was a great year for Indie reading!

Spirit of Lost Angels-Liza Perrat

Vivaldi’s Muse-Sarah Bruce Kelly

Burning Silk– Destiny Kinal

Sea Witch-Helen Hollick

Oleanna-Julie K. Rose

The Afflicted Girls-Suzy Witten

Happy Holidays and I will see you at the end of the week for the next review.

Upcoming reviews

I wanted to get Footsteps to Forever completed first, as I had promised the author a review. I am now back on schedule. The next review will be Burning Silk by Destiny Kinal, which I will hopefully be able to present by the end of February. And March’s review will be Helen Hollick’s Sea Witch. Looks like some exciting reading ahead!

Upcoming reviews

I have begun reading Burning Silk by Destiny Kinal in its entirety and will be writing a review for it in the near future.  Although I am only on page 40, I am struck that Kinal’s writing is that of an experienced, not first-time, novelist–very impressive. I had previously read the first few chapters as HNRO editor and relied on my reviewer’s opinion to recommend this book as my pick for Stephanie Barko’s interview, and it is about time that I read it in its entirety.

First, however, I will post a review of Sam Baty’s Footsteps to Forever, a copy of which was kindly (and quickly) sent to me by the author. I am three-quarters of the way through and hope to have a review up in the next two weeks.