Posts Categorized: Classic Fantasy

Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton  *spoilers*

Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton *spoilers*

Bane: [beyn] noun 1. death; destruction; ruin. 2. Obsolete. that which causes death or destroys life I love this book. It’s weird and dreamy and at some points really hard to understand (and follow). I’ve read Zarsthor’s Bane many, many times now. I can honestly say that I feel that… Read more »

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Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

“But eyes are blind. You have to look with your heart.” I’ve read The Little Prince many, many times. My mom had a beautiful, small hardback edition of this when I was small and it always fascinated me for some reason. I haven’t attempted to read The Little Prince in… Read more »

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Review: Winds of Change (Mage Winds #2, Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Change (Mage Winds #2, Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey

Note: There will be light spoilers for Winds of Fate in this review. Please read Winds of Fate prior to reading this review. The ending of Winds of Fate left the K’Sheyna Vale and its inhabitants in chaos. Darkwind’s father, Starblade, has been freed from Mornelithe Falconsbane’s control but still… Read more »

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Review: Entreat Me by Grace Draven

Review: Entreat Me by Grace Draven

I first met Grace Draven via an anthology, Darkly Dreaming, that began with Ms Draven’s Master of Crows (which I adored). I then went on to purchase every.single.book by Grace Draven that I could get my grubby little paws on…even though I didn’t get around to reading them. I currently… Read more »

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Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

This is it. The book that started it all. The beginning of my Mercedes Lackey habit and my Fantasy journey. For me, Everything Valdemar begins with Elspeth. From my review of By the Sword: I first met Mercedes Lackey while browsing the stacks at the public library in my home… Read more »

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Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

So, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to those who know me but I’m a huge Andre Norton fan. HUGE. I mainly delve into her Witch World series but I also have/read a good handful of her other works. One of the things I love about Andre Norton… Read more »

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Andre Norton’s Witch World: Short Stories and Anthologies

Andre Norton’s Witch World: Short Stories and Anthologies

Title: Tales of the Witch World 1 Series Cycle: Witch World #18, Tales of the Witch World #1 Published: 1987 Status: Owned, Hardback Rating/Review: An array of fantasy tales, includes works by Norton, Robert Bloch, Elizabeth Scarborough, A. C. Crispin, Ardath Mayhar, and Robert E. Vardeman. Contents: • Andre Norton…. Read more »

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Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Publishing Note: The Key of the Keplian was originally published by Aspect which was a division of Time Warner Books. Time Warner Books was consumed by Hachette Book Group which merged Aspect into Grand Central Publishing. The Key of the Keplian is no longer in print but can be purchased… Read more »

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Andre Norton’s Witch World: High Hallack, Arvon and the Waste

Andre Norton’s Witch World: High Hallack, Arvon and the Waste

High Hallack, Arvon and the Waste are located on a different continent of the Witch World than Norton’s Estcarp Cycle. High Hallack contains the Dales – quite similar but still rather different than Karsten’s Keeps. The Dales are spread out around the land – each one holding a few hundred… Read more »

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Review: Ciara’s Song by Andre Norton

Review: Ciara’s Song by Andre Norton

I love this book and the sequel The Duke’s Ballad. This is one of the few books in Andre Norton’s Witch World series that I feel allow for new reader explanations. It’s also an unusual Fantasy book by today’s standards: It’s mostly a stand-alone, it follows the lives of three… Read more »

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