9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (2007)

I spotted 9Tail Fox a few months ago on Night Shade’s website and wanted to read it ever since (mostly because of the cover). I found it on Amazon for a pittance, read it, and was disappointed. It’s not a terrible book, but I didn’t really enjoy reading it, either. The things I liked were mostly in the writing and in the little parts of the story that didn’t involve Sergeant Zha. I liked how Read More …

REVIEW: The Demon and the City by Liz Williams

I really enjoyed the first Detective Inspector Chen book, so I was of course excited to read the next installment. It was a little different from the first book, not only because the focus was more on Zhu Irzh than on Chen, but also that the mystery wasn’t as, uh, interesting. But! I still had fun reading it. Zhu Irzh was one of my favorite characters from Snake Agent, along with Chen and poor Sergeant Read More …

REVIEW: Snake Agent by Liz Williams

One of my favorite kind of books to read are ones that mix genres, especially when those genres are sci-fi and fantasy. It allows me to keep my computer while still letting me do magic and battle ogres (or whatever), so how could I not love it? I first heard about the Detective Inspector Chen series from a thread on Mobileread, and I immediately wanted to check it out. Not only does the series mix Read More …