The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
 

The Goblin Emperor

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
4

A few days before I started reading Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, I picked up Patrick Rothfuss’s novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Though the stories were different, there was a similarity in the way both books defied convention – there’s no brooding antihero, no large-scale conflicts, not even a tangible plot outside of […]

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Maleficent – Movie Review

Maleficent – Movie Review 

Maleficent shows us how far the modern fantasy genre has come, and not just in terms of the subject matter and frequency of adaptations either, but also in terms of support from the big studios and from audiences. One of the reasons why fantasy stories resonate so well with us is that many of our […]

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Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone
4.5

In a genre that is dominated by the gritty and dark following the recent popularity of Game of Thrones, Max Gladstone delivers an impressive tale with an ultimate message of hope. Yes, there are problems in the world and they may seem unbeatable, but there is always a chance for a happy ending if someone […]

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Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
4

I can’t resist all things dragon. I admit it. When I saw that Rachel Aaron/Bach had a new series out about a dragon society in the midst of a future dystopian but magically-infused world, I just had to get my hands on it. Mild-mannered Julius Quetz (short for Quetzalcoatl) is a 24-year-old dragon living with […]

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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
5

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell: a partnership fated to succeed from the start. Gaiman’s modest, restless prose teamed with the trademark art of Riddell results in a frank and glorious narrative that blends elements of well-known fairy tales to create a haunting new story. Refreshingly, no names are mentioned, but it’s clear that Gaiman’s protagonist […]

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The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
3.5

Will Everett has spent a long time wishing adventure would find him, but when it does it’s not quite what he expects. In one eventful day he meets the rail baron Cornelius Van Horne, drives the final golden spike into the first coast-to-coast railway in Canada, witnesses the attempted robbery of the same rail spike, […]

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London Comic Con – Review

London Comic Con – Review 

The dark water below promised a painful death should the cable snap. The gentleman making faces at us during the five minute cable car ride from one side of the river to the other was only the beginning. I turned up to the usual manic rush of the convention crowd rushing around me; cosplayers roleplaying […]

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
4

If you’ve come into contact with any of David Mitchell’s work before, you’ll be well-acquainted with the sort of genre-switching, time-slipping, scene-shifting fiction that the author is best known for. A film adaptation by the Wachowski siblings in 2012 brought his lauded tapestry of souls, Cloud Atlas, to a wider audience. 2014 heralds the debut […]

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Johannes Cabal: The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard

Johannes Cabal: The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard
4.5

“Don’t think you can quantify me and put me in a thesis. A census taker once tried to test me. I let my front garden eat him.” – Johannes Cabal Johannes Cabal: The Detective is Jonathan Howard’s second novel featuring the title character, a necromancer of some little infamy. While the first novel took its […]

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
5

Harper Price has everything. She’s president of the Student Government Association, has Cotillion coming up, does well in school, has a great group of friends (and one best friend, Bee), is dating a guy who’s just about perfect for her, attends Future Business Leaders of America meetings, and is all set to be Homecoming Queen. […]

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer: Review

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer: Review
4.5

“Thrown out of the best universities, excommunicated from all the most popular religions and many of the obscure ones, fresh from his recent engagement in Hell, we present Johannes Cabal, Necromancer!” —Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Jonathan L. Howard’s Johannes Cabal the Necromancer opens with the title character taking a trip to hell to get his […]

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Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist

Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist
3

This one was a strange one. When someone reads a sequel, they, in perhaps a blind state of expectancy, naturally believe the latter to be alike to the former, at least in feel. With Silverthorn, the very idea that is was the official sequel to Magician never really hit me. It didn’t feel like the […]

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