Category Archives: Backlist Burndown

Backlist Burndown: Book Review: The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: February 22, 2010 (first published 2010)

Edition: Paperback, 464 pages

Genre: Low Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


A heart-breaking, bitter-sweet story, that despite the potential boring sound of a banking and political focus, will keep you engaged, and biting your nails every page.  Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.

This month’s book was long over due. I got it at a signing last year, and I am hoping to go a signing with him, James L. Cambias, Elizabeth Bear, and Max Gladstone next month; so I figured now was a good time to read it.


The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: January 14, 2014

Edition: Hardcover, 480 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


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Backlist Burndown: Railsea by China Mieville

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month. I feel like I only read backlist, so this is perfect for me.


Railsea by China Mieville

Publisher: Del Ray

Publication Date: May 15, 2012 (first published January 1, 2012)

Edition: Hardcover, 424 pages

Genre: Steampunk, New Weird, Young Adult

Rating: 3/5


The imagination of Mieville never ceases to amaze me.
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Backlist Burndown: Soda Pop Soldier by Nick Cole

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month. Luckily for me, 93.75% of all books I read are from my backlist 😛


Soda Pop Soldier by Nick Cole

Publisher: Harper Voyage

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

Edition: Paperback, 360 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Video Games

Rating: 3.5/5


Gamers! Put down that controller and pick up this book!
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