Posts Categorized: Epic Fantasy

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 Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

I purchased my copy of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in Sept 2011. This means that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms qualifies for my 2017 The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real! challenge at 5 years, 6 months. I think I’m still trying to parse my feelings toward my read of The Hundred… 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: 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: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

*Please Note: By the Sword is a stand alone book that can be read out of the Valdemar Universe publication order. By the Sword IS #9 in the Valdemar universe, however, so there is a great deal of history and definitions that are from previous works in series universe. How… 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: The Turning and Secrets of the Witch World

Andre Norton’s Witch World: The Turning and Secrets of the Witch World

The Turning – one of the most cataclysmic events to ever happen in the Witch World. The Kolder (a race of scientifically advanced people) found a gate from their planet to the Witch World. The Kolder, finding Witch World fertile, decide to take over the planet. Using unknown machinery, the… Read more »

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Review: The Duke’s Ballad (Witch World #31: The Estcarp Cycle #10) by Andre Norton

Review: The Duke’s Ballad (Witch World #31: The Estcarp Cycle #10) by Andre Norton

*Note* This review has spoilers for Ciara’s Song. I suggest you read Ciara’s Song before reading this review. It’s no secret: I’m a huge Andre Norton fan. I’ve really enjoyed all of her works that I’ve read but my biggest Andre Norton obsession is her Witch World series. I have… 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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