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Game of Souls by Terry C. Simpson
 

Game of Souls

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Game of Souls by Terry C. Simpson

Game of Souls by Terry C. Simpson
3.75

Keedar is a dreg, a peasant, a motherless rogue, a boy. All around him, the people of the Smear struggle in abject poverty. Above it all, the nobles play a dangerous game, struggling for power and control. Money is power, but in the world that Terry C Simpson has created it is not the ultimate […]

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Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
4

RANGE OF GHOSTS nails a lot of fantasy fundamentals: the world building is stellar, the characters are strong and layered, the prose is both precise and poetic, and the plot is compelling, completing its own story while also setting up the pieces for the other two books of The Eternal Sky trilogy. And if that […]

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Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading

Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading 

It was Valentines last week so I, as I often do, sent out a holiday themed tweet: What I didn’t expect when I sent that Tweet out was such a huge variety of replies and such a wonderful array of reasoning for why each person had chosen the specific books they were throwing at me. Because […]

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Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
5

Kami Glass is everything I’ve always wanted in a YA fantasy heroine. She’s clever (though not to the point of being obnoxious), strong-willed (at times to the point of foolishness, but never so much that I got fed up), and able to hold her own against sorcerers and magic despite having no particular powers herself […]

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Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros

Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros 

See what I did there? Fodor’s and Frodo. Get it? Like the travel guide and the hobbit. You know, from Lord of the Rings? Right, anyway. This is the first installment of our guide. Over the coming months, we’ll be looking at the hottest fantasy vacation spots. First up is Frodor’s travel pick of the […]

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The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
3

Think Harry Potter in Victorian England and you have the backdrop for The Burning Sky. Written in the third-person narrative, I rather felt like I was watching the story unfold from the sidelines as opposed to being right in the middle of everything. The plot idea was fascinating and held great potential. The execution left […]

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
4.5

The premise of The Invisible Library is brilliant. Clandestinely situated between dimensions – and yes, invisible – the Library is a vast repository of fiction ‘acquired’ from myriad parallel worlds. I use the term loosely, as the agents of the Library don’t mind resorting to a bit of larceny when on the hunt for a […]

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Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel by Garth Nix
3

Clariel is the newest addition to Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series, which also contains Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and several novellas and short stories. It’s one of my favorite series, full stop. I’ve never been particularly into zombie stories, but the world of the Abhorsen is captivating. Necromancers, Charter mages, and free magic users all exist behind […]

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The League of Princes by Christopher Healy – Series Review

The League of Princes by Christopher Healy – Series Review
5

Ever wondered what Prince Charming’s real name is? Meet Frederick. And Gustav. And Liam and Duncan. They are the Prince Charmings (or Princes Charming, as Frederick insists), and they’re determined to prove that they are more than just those princes from the songs. So when they stumble across a dark plot forming against all their […]

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Beloved Fantasy and Sci-Fi Movies of the 80s

Beloved Fantasy and Sci-Fi Movies of the 80s 

Ah, the 80s. A decade of big hair, shoulder pads, and questionable movie soundtracks. I don’t know about you, but I have great memories of 80s fantasy—granted, some of those memories are the “I-love-it-and-love-to-make-fun-of-it” kind. Others are pure excellence that still holds up after all these years. Here are some of the throwback classics of […]

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
4.5

My hardback cover of The Queen of the Tearling is emblazoned with a bright red sticker telling me it’s: “SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM starring Emma Watson”. On the inside, the blurb claims that the book is: “the debut of a born storyteller blessed with a startling imagination”. There’s much to live up to, […]

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Cartomancy by Michael A. Stackpole

Cartomancy by Michael A. Stackpole
4

The second book in a trilogy is a difficult beast to contend with. It needs to answer enough questions and fulfil enough expectations from the first novel to keep the reader satisfied, but without tipping the scales of interest to make the third novel unnecessary. This is by no means an easy feat and must […]

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