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The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
4.5

I should, in the interest of fairness, begin with two disclaimers. The first is that I freaking love Jim Butcher, to an extent that would make both him and my wife uncomfortable were it ever discovered. The second is that I really, really dislike steampunk. Of all the subgenres in fantasy, it is the one […]

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
4

The Aeronaut’s Windlass is the latest offering from the talented Jim Butcher. I have been a fan of Butcher’s work for a long time, as I’m sure many of you reading this are too. It felt strange to be picking up a book with his name on that didn’t feature a particular Chicago based, professional […]

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Five Favourite Wizards – Guest Blog by Stephen Aryan

Five Favourite Wizards – Guest Blog by Stephen Aryan 

Battlemage is an epic fantasy story where overt magic is front and centre, with powerful men and women able to change the very course of the war that has swept across a large part of the world. It is influenced by many modern and classic fantasy novels and I wanted to share some of my […]

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Skin Game by Jim Butcher

Skin Game by Jim Butcher
5

This review contains some minor spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the story. You would expect that after fourteen books a fantasy writer might start to run out of ideas – their writing might start losing originality and flair. However, Skin Game, the fifteenth book in Jim Butcher’s acclaimed series the […]

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Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Cold Days by Jim Butcher
4.5

This review contains spoilers for the previous Dresden books. Read with caution if you have yet to read Ghost Story. Cold Days is the latest installment in the bestselling Dresden Files series, featuring the magic-wielding gumshoe, Harry Dresden. The mantle of the Winter Knight has given Harry command of Fae magic, making him second only […]

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Minding the Gaps: The Dresden Files Books 1 – 6

Minding the Gaps: The Dresden Files Books 1 – 6 

Author’s Note: This is the first in an intermittent series of articles covering fantasy series that I probably should have read much sooner. As I cross a particular series (or part thereof) off my “to-read” list, I’ll share my thoughts here. Hopefully these articles will shed a little light on what some of us have […]

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
3

I’ve heard A LOT about The Dresden Files and after being told by about ten people over in the Fantasy-Faction forums that I ‘HAD’ to start this series, I finally did it. For a fantasy novel, it is pretty short. Saying that though, I think urban fantasy tends to be a little snappier and a […]

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
4

My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I’m a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I’m the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under ‘Wizards.’ Believe it or not, […]

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
4

Chicago’s mean streets are probably the last place you’d think to look for a fully certified, practicing wizard, but that’s exactly where Harry Dresden decided to set up shop. You’d think being the only wizard listed in the windy city’s telephone directory would make him a pretty popular guy. It turns out, however, that when […]

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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
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A single grain of sand can tip the scale. A single beat of a butterfly’s wings can add just enough wind to create a tempest. And the single action of one boy can change the fate of his homeland forever. Of course, that’s not what Tavi was thinking about when he shirked off his responsibilities […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Reading List for 2011

Fantasy-Faction’s Reading List for 2011 

Well we are approaching the end of the year. *sigh* And in 2010 I didn’t read nearly as much as I was intending to. In order to ensure this doesn’t happen again, for 2011 I am putting together a reading list of the best fantasy novels. These are books that people have been telling me […]

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