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Fantasy reviews

The Sleeping Beauty, Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty is the latest in Lackey’s Five Hundred Kingdoms series. The Five Hundred Kingdoms are bound by The Tradition, a force that can and does manipulate people into various fairy tale roles, good and bad. In this instance, … Continue reading

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Arrows of the Queen, Mercedes Lackey [Guest Review]

Arrows of the Queen (Heralds of Valdemar) by Mercedes Lackey is the first book in the series. This guest review was written by Janet Webb aka @JanetNorCal for April’s TBR Challenge. No ebook could be found (cries) ***** Thank you … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Coraline' Written by Neil Gaiman and Illustrated by Dave McKean

Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean, tells the story of a young girl who bravely saves herself and her parents from the ghosts that inhabit their home. Coraline Jones and her parents stay in a divided … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Spacetime Pool' by Catherine Asaro (Analog Novella)

The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro (2008) is a novella from Analog (sci-fi magazine). The story uses the Riemann sheet to explain the portal between alternate universes. The story also contains hostile raiders, a family feud and a prophesy. The … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Fortune and Fate' by Sharon Shinn

Fortune and Fate (2008) by Sharon Shinn, a Novel of the Twelve Houses, Ace Books, published by the Penguin Group. Fortune and Fate is the 5th book in the Twelve Houses series. This review is mainly for readers already familiar … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Kin (The Good Neighbors)' by Holly Black and Illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Kin (The Good Neighbors):Book One written by Holly Black and Illustrated by Ted Naifeh (2008). Holly Black, the author of YA fantasy novels such as Tithe and Ironside, pens her first graphic novel about what else, faeries. Surprised? I was. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fables Vol.1: Legends In Exile by Bill Willingham and Illustrated by Lan Medina

Fables: Legends in Exile (2002) written by Bill Willingham and Illustrated by Lan Medina is available in paperback, published by Vertigo and retails for $9.99 US. This is an ongoing series featuring fairy tale characters who find themselves uprooted from … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Virtu by Sarah Monette

The Virtu (2006) by Sarah Monette is dark fantasy at its best. It is the second book in a series of three total so far. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and I didn’t want this story to end. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Living Dead in Dallas' by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, copyright 2002, published by Ace, is the second book in her popular Southern Vampire series. It is available in paperback and in digital format of your choice. I might possibly be the last … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 1) by Charlaine Harris, published in 2001, is the first book in the Southern Vampire mystery series. Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid from Bon Temps, Louisiana, narrates the story. Sookie has a gift: she … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre, paperback, Feb 2008 release, published by Ace, fantasy. As many readers have stated, Grimspace has various shades of pop culture influence, featuring a diverse and motley crew of voyagers traveling throughout the galaxy, trying to topple … Continue reading

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