Chapter Four of Maria V. Snyder’s ‘Assassin Study’ has been posted here. This is good stuff – Chapter Five will conclude the mini-story, and then we’ll still all have to wait until March 2008 for Fire Study.

It’s a shame, really.

If you’d like to read another great first-person fantasy in the meantime, why don’t you check out Carol Berg? She’s got eight fantastic ready-to-read novels (two series and one stand-alone), which have garnered her several awards and a prime spot on my fiction shelves. AND her latest book, Flesh and Spirit, is hitting bookstores in a mere 12 days. That’s right, May 1. I’ve heard very good things from several friends who got their hands on ARCs, and my pre-ordered copy will be waiting for me to pick up as soon as I can possibly manage it. Read an excerpt here!