Reaching Outside the Genre
 

Reaching Outside the Genre

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Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker
 

Blood of Assassins

Review

 
J. P. Ashman Interview – Black Guild
 

J. P. Ashman

Interview - Black Guild

 

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Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series

Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series 

Yesterday, J. C. Kang reviewed The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King. Today she was nice enough to stop by and tell us a bit about herself and her work. But first a quick introduction. Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the […]

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
5

Emily R. King’s debut novel, The Hundredth Queen, had been gathering digital dust in my Kindle library for months, when something inspired me to finally check it out. That something being $1.99 Audible narration. And an empty audiobook queue. Despite the miserly roots of my inspiration, this epic story was well worth it. Set in […]

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Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – Spoiler Free Review

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – Spoiler Free Review
5

Victoria Schwab (a.k.a. V. E. Schwab) is a force in the young adult fantasy genre. After her A Darker Shade of Magic series launched a major fan club with cultish devotion, it’s no surprise that Our Dark Duet, the sequel to This Savage Song, ended up on 2017’s Favorite Fantasy Books List. (Because Our Dark […]

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
4.5

How many times have you read something that made you gasp aloud? I’ve cried pretty liberally over events—Dobbie’s death and burial (HP and the Deathly Hallows), the duel between Ammar and Rodrigo (Lions of Al-Rassan), Frodo’s departure for the Blessed Lands (Return of the King)—but I can’t remember gasping aloud at a single word uttered […]

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
4.5

Amazon. Born of war, destined to be ruled by no one but herself. Warbringer opens with Diana, Princess of the Amazons and daughter to Queen Hippolyta, struggling to come to terms with her heritage. As the only Amazon born on the secluded and mysterious island of Themyscira, she’s set apart; she does not share the […]

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
4.5

“A girl like you has no place in this sort of business.” “Believe me, Captain,” Mia replied. “You’ve never met a girl like me.” Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave, the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, is not an easy book to review. This isn’t because the book isn’t outstanding – it is. You should buy it. […]

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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
5

The Blue Sword takes place in a setting reminiscent of British Imperialism, where the Homelanders have occupied the Royal Province of Daria for a generation. Penniless and with few prospects after the deaths of her parents, Harry Crewe is sent to join her brother, a soldier at the remote desert outpost. While she finds life […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 

Well everyone, we have somehow managed to navigate the perils of 2017 to survive all the way into October! I think we all should be congratulated on this sterling effort, since I originally figured this would be a quick money-making opportunity. Everyone would stop coming to Urskuul’s Reading Circle after the first few months and […]

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The Silent Shield by Jeff Wheeler

The Silent Shield by Jeff Wheeler
4.5

Spoiler Warning: It is difficult to craft a review of the fifth book in a series without spoiling some degree of what has come before. I’ve done my best to limit spoilers to the first trilogy of Kingfountain books but if you’re looking to read the entire saga with little or no foreknowledge, go buy […]

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Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane

Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
4.5

And so we’ve reached the end of the line. Not for my writing for Fantasy-Faction, of course. That, hopefully, will carry on for a long time. No, I mean my reviews of the Young Wizards series, as this month I read the latest installment, Games Wizards Play. It probably doesn’t surprise anyone at this point […]

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A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane

A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane
4.5

Maybe it’s because Mars is named for the Roman god of war, but something about the Red Planet has captured human imagination, or at least the imagination of Western media. Think about it: when there are invaders from within our own solar system, where do they most often come from? It’s a trope that’s over […]

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The Hollow Crown by Jeff Wheeler

The Hollow Crown by Jeff Wheeler
4

Spoiler Warning: While what follows is a spoiler-free look at The Hollow Crown, discussion of the 4th book in a series and the start of a new trilogy necessarily “spoils” much of what came before. If you plan on reading Wheeler’s Kingfountain novels but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, suffice it to say […]

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