The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

What's That Coming Over The Hill? (Review: Banished by Liz de Jager)

Liz de Jager
Tor 2014

Kit Blackheart is a fighter. Trained since childhood by her grandmother, she now lives with her cousins in Blackheart Manor, a bastion of humanity standing against worlds far different from the human one while working with those other worlds to ensure that the majority o…

Top Ten Tuesday (on Monday): Top Ten Covers That I would Frame as Art

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week, it focusses on covers that you would happily frame and hang in your house to look at and adore.  I've added that last bit, but I assume that is sort of the point. I'm so excited that I'm posting this on Monday. One …
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