Mysterious True Incident Paves the Way for Intriguing Story

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (as it is later known) is an actual mystery that occcurred in the Ural Mountains of the then Soviet Union. During the night of February 1, 1959, in the Siberian wilderness, nine experienced Russian hikers slashed open their tent from the inside and ran into a blizzard without proper attire. Interestingly enough, not all of the hikers died of hypothermia. One of the hikers was actually missing her tongue. An investigation by the Russian government concluded that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths. But what was the force? Theories include animal attacks, hypothermia, avalanche, attack by Mansi people (indigenous folk of the region), or some type of military accident. The place where they died is called Kholat Syakhl by the Mansi – Mountain of the Dead.

The Story Peddler

Tanwen is little more than a peasant girl living on the outskirts of her kingdom’s extensive rule, but she has a gift. Tanwen is a weaver, a story peddler. That means she’s able to bring tales to life and sculpt them into crystalized sculptures which may or may not fetch a price.

Of Gods and Vows

This book was read in a breath—a sharp inhale, holding it in as the pages turned, followed by a long exhale.

A myth retold with a myth, The Songweaver’s Vow recalls the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros but employs the cast of Norse mythology and the gods of Asgard to tell the tale.

Serpentine Does Not Disappoint

Laurell K Hamilton has done it again.  Serpentine is the 26th Installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and it does not disappoint. Hamilton is the queen of Urban fantasy novels, and Serpentine is sure to show you why she is at the top of this genre.  With the last few books in the Anita universe there have been complaints from the fan base that the books have focused too much on sex and polyamorous relationship drama. However, fans should be overjoyed as Serpentine delivers a well -balanced novel that includes Anita’s crime fighting as a United States Marshall while not ignoring the men in her life and their wants and needs.