Reviews and Blog Posts: alternate histories

God save the queen

by Kate Locke

Reviewer Rating:
3

Xandra Vadran is a "halvie" (half human, half plague) living in a British Empire that never got de-Empired becuase the Queen is still alive and has been ruling for 175 years. Essentially the black plague has mutated and in turn has mutated those with aristocratic blood, some become Vampires, some...

Dodger a thrilling adventure of bravery and wit

by Terry Pratchett

Reviewer Rating:
4

Dodger is the story of a 17 year-old king of the sewers (a "tosher") in Victorian England; a young man with his own ideas of right and wrong. Those ideas land him in a tight spot when he is forced to rescue a young woman in distress. His efforts to...

Dark triumph

by Robin LaFevers

Reviewer Rating:
4

Sybella serves as Death's assassin in an alternate version of 15th century France. She is forced to return to her abusive family in order to complete her most difficult mission. Adventure, political intrigue, love, and deeply disturbing family dynamics are handled deftly in LaFevers' second installment of the His Fair Assassin...

Life after life

by Kate Atkinson

Reviewer Rating:
5

On a cold, snowy English night in January, 1910, Ursula Todd is born with her cord wrapped around her neck, and dies the same day. On that same night, Ursula Todd is born again, and lives. We follow Todd through many lives, many experiences, many circumstances, many choices and chances....

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