When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”

Worldbuilding can be a tricky thing to get right. There are so many things to take into consideration, from the details of the technology available to the social repercussions of cultural attitudes. It’s such a pervasive part of a story, however, that it can really make or break a book. Good worldbuilding draws you into … Continue reading When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”


Waiting on Wednesday: The Vanishing Throne

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, dedicated to spotlighting upcoming releases. This week's selection is Elizabeth May's upcoming The Vanishing Throne, sequel to The Falconer. From Goodreads: My name is Lady Aileana Kameron. First the fae murdered my mother. Then they destroyed my world. Now I’m fighting for more than revenge. … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Vanishing Throne

The Falconer, by Elizabeth May

The Falconer is set in an alternate, steampunk-inspired version of Victorian Edinburgh, in which ornithopters and mechanical tea-making machines (Mrs Doyle from Father Ted would loathe this world!) are commonplace. After Aileana Kameron's mother is killed by a faery, she trains and hunts down faeries in the hopes of one day killing her mother's murderer … Continue reading The Falconer, by Elizabeth May