Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
 

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

150th Anniversary Review

 
Suffrage or Just Plain Suffering? The Princess Problem in Fantasy
 

The Princess Problem in Fantasy

Article

 
Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review
 

Maoyu Mao Yusha

Anime Review

 

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Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s tale of a girl who follows a white rabbit down a hole in the ground and finds herself in the strangest of places. It’s a story that’s left a huge and lasting legacy, with a multitude of adaptations and influences across all […]

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Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review

Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review 

For fifteen years, the demons and humans have been at war, and both sides have profited from it, but at the expense of those less fortunate. Maoyu Mao Yusha begins with the Hero venturing into demon territory to challenge the Demon King. The encounter, though, goes nothing like Hero expects – beginning with the revelation […]

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Books on Writing Fantasy

Books on Writing Fantasy 

There are lots of books about writing out there, waiting to be read by future authors. Books on characters, books on plot, books on writing a novel in X amount of days. And of course all of this information can be used when writing fantasy novels, but wouldn’t it be nice to read a book […]

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The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris

The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris
3.5

From the very first chapter of The Sacred Band, I had a feeling about how I wanted to write this review, and the further in I went, the more certain I became. Reading this book from Janet Morris and Chris Morris is exactly like meeting an old classmate from high school, some 25 or 30 […]

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After the Burning: Princess by C. J. Peter

After the Burning: Princess by C. J. Peter
3.5

The following book was reviewed as part of Mark Lawrence’s Great Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. For more information, visit Mark Lawrence’s blog or this previous announcement from Fantasy-Faction. C.J. Peter’s After the Burning: Princess isn’t a perfect book, but much like its main character, it has a lot of heart. The story centers around young Julian […]

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Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney

Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney
4

Urban fantasy is something of a gamble for me. While I do enjoy reading about mythical creatures navigating the modern world, I sometimes find the books get too dark and gritty for my taste. I prefer idealistic to realistic in my fiction, and I certainly prefer idealistic to cynical. However, I will brave even the […]

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The Venusian Gambit by Michael J. Martinez

The Venusian Gambit by Michael J. Martinez
4.75

The Venusian Gambit is the third and final instalment in the Daedalus series by Michael J. Martinez and boy does it strive to redefine the word ‘epic’. I read the first book, The Daedalus Incident, a couple of years ago and found it to be an exciting swashbuckling, space-sailing adventure with multiple dimensions, races, species, […]

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Episodes 1 – 3

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Episodes 1 – 3 

It feels like fantasy for adults has almost become respectable of late. Game of Thrones keeps raking the viewers in, while the adulation for the BBC’s lush adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s novel has been almost universal. There have been, predictably, a few whispers from those who still have hang ups about liking – whisper it […]

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The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu
4.25

It’s been over a decade since the climactic events of The Deaths of Tao. Now both of the Quasing factions have to combat a new threat. Mankind. The Genjinx are closing in on their goal of terraforming Earth into the new Quasing homeworld, and it’s up to the dwindling Prophus forces along with the Tan […]

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Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
5

Knight’s Shadow is the second book in The Greatcoats series; this review will contain spoilers for Traitor’s Blade. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Castell’s next installment of the series takes everything that made the first book great and gives it a little extra kick. The plots get more […]

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Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
3.5

Seraphina is tangled amid the grapple for power between the dragon rebels and the human court. The dark secret of her true identity – half-dragon, half-human – has now become her advantage. Only she has the power to unite the kingdom of Goredd, and she intends to use it. She scours the land for the […]

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The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
5

You know when you spend a silly amount of time setting the mood for someone that is special to you. You experiment with the lighting to make sure it is just perfect, maybe light a candle so the room fills with the luscious scents of vanilla and coconut and then you put some music on […]

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