Posts Categorized: Heroic Quest Trope

Review: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

Review: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

OK! I’m calling it! Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) expired to DNF (at 23%) status on 10-Jul-2017 due to extreme prejudice against boredom. I did NOT enjoy much of the 23% of Malice that I completed. I was bored, bored, BORED and nothing occurred – with the exception… Read more »

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Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

The Zero Stone is a magical book for me in some ways. I first ran into The Zero Stone (and Andre Norton) in elementary school. I was a voracious reader even then and apparently, my elementary school had a fabulous catalog. At the time I read The Zero Stone, I… Read more »

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Review: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) by Dennis E. Taylor

Review: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) by Dennis E. Taylor

I adored We Are Legion. The Bobs are a lot of fun – though I prefer Bob 1.0 (or is that Bob 2.0?). I have to say, I’m really running into some great Space Operas. I have high hopes this trend will continue. The beginning was only sightly slow but… Read more »

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Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston

Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston

Well, it was bound to happen at some point or the other. We’re three books into this series (Call of Crows) and 4 books into this universe (Hunting Season, The Unleashing, and The Undoing) so a clunker was bound to happen. I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Unyielding. I… Read more »

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Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

I found A Nameless Witch to be…cute. I liked the MC and I enjoyed the story but it did not pull me in or get me emotionally invested. I enjoyed the way the story turned some tropes upside down – especially the “witchly” tropes. The MC is an accursed witch…so… Read more »

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Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

I really can’t remember what encouraged me to read Dark Currents. I am a fan of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series (at least the first six) but I’ve only tried one other book by Ms Carey and I didn’t enjoy or finish it (The Sundering) even though I found it… 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: Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #4) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #4) by Patricia C. Wrede

NOTE: This review contains spoilers for the previous three (3) books in this series. Please read those books prior to reading this review. Talking to Dragons is the fourth and final installation in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It’s been a fun ride and I’m a little sad to see it… Read more »

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Review: Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

Note: This review will contain spoilers for Dealing with Dragons. Please read Dealing with Dragons before reading this review! Yet another adorable submission to the Enchanted Forest Chronicles! I simply adored Searching for Dragons and I’ve decided I really need to finish the entire series. In Searching for Dragons the… Read more »

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Review: Fate’s Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Fate’s Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews

I really don’t know what to say about Fate’s Edge. I guess I can start by saying that the very dark turn that The Edge series took in Bayou Moon has continued with Fate’s Edge (though I feel that Bayou Moon is the darker of the two books). Fate’s Edge… Read more »

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