Posts Categorized: Fantasy

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: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews  *spoilers*

Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews *spoilers*

*NOTE: This is a review of the free online serial. It will be pulled soon and is currently available for pre-order.* I loved dang near everything about this. EVERYTHING. So… SQUEEEEE! lol In book three of the Innkeeper Chronicles, the story begins when Dina gets a message to come help… Read more »

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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: Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams *spoilers*

Review: Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams *spoilers*

I received my copy of Blood Song in December 2013 as a Hogsfather’s Day gift. This means that Blood Song qualifies for my The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real challenge! So. Blood Song. I didn’t enjoy Blood Song very much. But there were some rather nice parts. My biggest issues… Read more »

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Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we are getting rid of Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden because…well…to be honest, I was bored. So. I have seriously enjoyed a decent handful of Delphine Dryden’s work. In fact, Ms Dryden was my first “real” BDSM focused… Read more »

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Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Welcome to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! This is a week in which I am cleaning up and clearing OUT some of my lingering open reads. I have a LOT of books that I’m “currently reading” right now – some of which have been open for over… 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: Dragon Time by Ruth Nestvold

Review: Dragon Time by Ruth Nestvold

Note: Dragon Time is only available as a standalone from Smashwords. Amazon (and other e-bookstores) sells an anthology of Ms Nestvold’s short stories that includes Dragon Time. I received this free copy of Dragon Time via Smashwords in March 2011, qualifying it for my 2016 The Mt. TBR Struggle is… 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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