Posts Categorized: Heroic Quest Trope

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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Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

When I was a kid, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books were one of my favorite kinds of books. They both thrilled me and made me nervous at the same time: the uncertainty that comes with open ended stories always cause me some concern, lol. So I was rather excited when… Read more »

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Coursera: Online Games Week 2

This week in Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative This week the class is going to dig a little deeper into Tolkien, the social aspect of MMOs and take a look at one of my favorite epic poems: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Readings – J.R.R Tolkien’s… Read more »

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