Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
 

Wizard and Glass

Review

 
Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts
 

Does Size Really Matter?

Article

 
Elvenquest Radio Comedy
 

Elvenquest

Radio Comedy Review

 

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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
5

Wizard and Glass is a reflection novel (no pun intended). We have now reached what could tentatively be referred to as the middle volume in this seven-book long series, and instead of driving the plot forward, this novel applies firm pressure to the brakes and moves the gear-stick into reverse. Really, without the bookends of […]

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Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts

Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts 

We are used to fantasy being big – epicly big in many cases – running in countless volumes of increasing size, or the kind of thick tomes that take up far too much shelf space, doubling as doorstoppers and spider killers, rivalled only in bulk by the likes of The Yellow Pages and the Argos […]

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Elvenquest Radio Comedy

Elvenquest Radio Comedy 

In the third age of Lower Earth, called by some the Silver Age because it was not quite golden and platinum was too expensive, the questors sought the Sword of Asnagar. Should the Chosen One wield it in the name of good, the evil empire of Lord Darkness will be overthrown, but troubles beset them […]

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The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
3

I think I have a love/hate relationship with this series. The story itself is riveting—if you can get past the telling of it. The characters grow on you so much so that you cannot bear to be done with them no matter how frustrating the book becomes. Like I mentioned before in my review of […]

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King
5

There is just so much right about The Waste Lands it actually hurts my mind to picture anything wrong with the novel. Not only does it maintain the quality of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but somehow makes it even more enthralling, making this the best novel yet. The Waste Lands is an amazing continuation […]

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The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
3.5

When writing memoirs, or indeed anything, it seems essential to cluster events thematically, throwing away all the boring bits in the process (such as laundry and visits to the bathroom) to tighten the story into something resembling a plot. The first two volumes of Isabella Lady Trent’s fictional life story, A Natural History of Dragons […]

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Arsenic and Old Leaves: The Art of Poisoning Your Fantasy Characters – Part 1

Arsenic and Old Leaves: The Art of Poisoning Your Fantasy Characters – Part 1 

So, you’re contemplating murder. Er, that is, your character is contemplating murder. Effective modes of death and all that. Bloodless versus bloodbath, public duel versus private confrontation, “accident” versus spontaneous sword through the gut. That’s all well and good, sure…but have you considered poison? In the Middle Ages, poison was a highly popular means of […]

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Chinese Dragons

Chinese Dragons 

Since we’ve looked at both the origins of our scaly friends, and their purported racial types, it seems wholly on course to take a jolly meander off the beaten path and explore an entirely different nest of dragons. Dragons feature in most world mythologies, and whilst some traits are similar and their appearances closely resemble […]

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80s Fantasy Cartoons!

80s Fantasy Cartoons! 

If you are like me, a child of the 1980s, then you probably watched a lot of cartoons. Saturday mornings were your hook up, holla if you hear me! Oh, those glorious mornings were chock-full with three networks running cartoons from 8am to past noon. I remember the Saturday mornings of my childhood well since […]

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Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
5

Three, apparently, is a powerful number. Bad things are said to come in threes, and it has all sorts of mystical significances that could probably form a whole post of its own (or possibly a series of posts on the importance of numbers… but I digress). Most importantly for this review, three is a popular […]

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
3.5

In a never-ending quest to find new and interesting fantasy fiction, I picked up A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I liked the idea of a magician that could walk between worlds while also walking the line between royal messenger and smuggler. Kell is Antari, one of the last magicians who can create […]

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
4

With his second foray into the young adult genre, Joe Abercrombie continues to keep us on our toes. Half the World continues the story of Yarvi, now the “deeply cunning” minister of Gettland, but rather than continuing Yarvi’s story through his own eyes, as Abercrombie did in Half a King, he now moves the plot […]

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