Moon, a Dungeons & Dragons player and former military member who is a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, decided to tackle the idea of the Paladin: a warrior knight chosen by the gods to be their representative on earth. In a world where paladins are trained what happens when one is chosen? When one is supposed to be an example for pure good what does that actually mean?
Excellent worldbuilding this fantasy trilogy is worth the time taken to dive in and enjoy it’s story.
Mortician (and youtube star) Doughty asked children for questions about death and then answered them in serious, yet witty, ways. Touching on funeral rites, the science of death, how to make a mummy, and other curious topics she also confronts our fears (and curiosities) about death and what happens after.
Wonderful illustrations by Dianne Ruz.
Quite possible one of the funniest novels I have ever read! It's about two sisters who live in Runnymede, a town smack dab on the Mason-Dixon Line, and the sibling rivalry and bonding they go through over the years. It has one of the best casts of characters out there.
A collection of short stories about Britain's top paranormal investigator, Richard Jeperson, an agent of the Diogenes club—the "least-known branch of the United Kingdom's intelligence and investigative services." Jeperson faces threats ranging from Nazi demons to pornqueen enchantresses to haunted trains. A very cool, and odd, mixture of 60s and 70s pop culture mysteries if you like this check out his Anno Dracula series!
Set in the Europe of the Middle Ages, this is the story of a hunchback boy, the questionable pilgrim who takes him into his service, and their trip from France to Rome (with many stops in between). It's also about secrets and mysteries, heaven and hell, angels and demons, and miracles of all sorts, both supernatural ones and - the best kind, really - beautiful, everyday ones. Juvenile Historical fiction for lovers of The Inquisitor’s Tale.
This is not your typical epic space opera or military adventure, this is more of a type of science-fiction that I would call Social Sci-Fi. It concerns itself with the characters and their interactions with each other and the world around them while keeping the overarching plot in mind. It has some of the best aliens and AI in modern sci-fi. This kicks off a fun, interlaced series of books.