Currently Reading: Range of Ghosts


I stumbled across Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear at my library when somebody returned it; we don’t have a huge fantasy collection, and most of what we do have is in the young adult section, so I was excited to find it. I’ve been wanting to read another EB book since reading Dust back in 2011. 

Range of Ghosts is the first of a historical fantasy trilogy set in ancient China/Mongolia, starring a soldier and a wizard. The parts with the wizard are my favorite; she’s an widowed ex-princess just coming into her power as a person and a magic-user, and she’s gotta deal with her family and political things and also learning magic. It’s great! The soldier is on his own journey, trying to rescue his girlfriend who was kidnapped by ghosts (for real). No doubt their stories will intertwine soon and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what happens.

Scribd has a lot of great books available, including The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody, a historical romance with female pirates! I am barely into the beginning– I don’t think I’m even out of the prologue yet– but I love historical fiction and seafaring adventures and also pirates, so I’m really looking forward to continue onward in the story.

Scribd has added audiobooks! Woohoo! I think I’m going to try We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. It’s short, at only something like 5 hours, plus everyone seems to love it and I wanna get in on that.

What are you reading this week?

1 thought on “Currently Reading: Range of Ghosts”

  1. Hope you like We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It’s one of my big success stories for setting aside a book you are hating and trying it another time — hated it when I read it in 2006, was mad about it when I tried again in 2009.

    I’m reading a book of Jack Zipes essays! They are good so far, and I’m interspersing them with reading his new translation of the Grimm fairy tales. Yay it is the best.

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