The conflict between a race of aquatic near-humans and their bigoted land-based relatives is the basis for this complex tale that mirrors current events. Immigrants and those from different cultures have long been at odds, as they are in this tale.
A book said to have been an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien, this tale of abandoned children and fantastical beings is pure delight. Witches, ogres, magical animals and hobbit-like beings populate this bright and amusing story.
This most-early mention of a mechanically enhanced human presages the notion of the cyborg with the technology of time but a universal verity. Charming and clearly a product of the early 20 th century this is a delight to read and a revelation to comprehend.
6th in the Bastards of Pizzofalcone series, this twisted tale of crime in the sunny port of Naples is filled with humor and pathos as well as plenty of shady characters, quirky cops and a taste of Neapolitan culture and cuisine.