I actually read "A Test of Mettle" a few days ago. Originally I wasn't going to blog about it, but then I changed my mind.
"A Test of Mettle" actually takes place during Hammered. This is what happened to Granuaile while Atticus was heading off to Asgard.
Granuaile was sent to help the elemental Sonora clear the East Verde
River of invasive crawdads. But Flidais and Brighid decide to administer the Baolach Cruatan (the Dangerous Trial) with no warning to her.
This was a really short story which is available for free on Kevin Hearne's website. It was fun to get Granuaile's perspective before I start reading Tricked.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.