[Book Review] Mad Lizard Mambo by Rhys Ford

Mad Lizard Mambo Cover
Title
: Mad Lizard Mambo
Author: Rhys Ford (Twitter)
Rating: Incredibly Enjoyable
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dragons, Fae and Sidhe, Alternate Earths, Queer Fiction
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: DSP Publications

Purchase Link: AMAZON KINDLE | DSP Publications

Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review. All of the views in this review are my own. (Also: there’s a lot more disjointed squeeing than “real” reviewing here. My bad.)


Mad Lizard Mambo, the second book in Rhys Ford’s Kai Gracen series, is almost everything I’ve been wailing about wanting in urban fantasy. It’s casually and delightfully queer, full of characters of color (and non-human characters coded as characters of color) who aren’t stereotypes or sidekicks, and on top of that, there are freaking dragons everywhere.

Look, if I didn’t know how the publishing process worked, I’d just assume that I willed Rhys Ford into writing this book just by wanting it to exist badly enough.Read More »