Posts Categorized: Fantasy – Hopeful

Review: Calling on Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #3) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Calling on Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #3) by Patricia C. Wrede

Ugh. I did not enjoy this one as much as others. I’m only giving 3 stars (and not 2.5) because the read wasn’t the worse – but the ending KILLED most of my enjoyment. The first two books of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles really set the tone for the series…. 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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Pre-Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Pre-Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace is the second book in the Innkeeper Chronicles series by Ilona Andrews. Each book in the Innkeeper Chronicles starts as a free serial on the Ilona Andrews website, written chapter by chapter. After the Andrews finish the serial, they leave the book online for a few short… Read more »

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Review: Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop *light spoilers*

Review: Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop *light spoilers*

*Trigger Warning* This book contains discussions about cutting/self-harm as well as mentions of (and some light descriptions of) rape. *Note – This review will have some spoilers for Written in Red. I suggest you read Written in Red before reading this review. “Why would someone target the Crows?” Simon cocked… Read more »

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Review: Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews

I’m in the midst of an Ilona Andrews glom so I decided that this would be a great time to try and get through Bayou Moon. To date, Bayou Moon is the only Ilona Andrews book that I stopped reading and never picked back up. How?! WHY?! I’m sure those… Read more »

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Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

This one was pretty adorable. I decided to buy a copy of The Carpet People after completing Dragons at Crumbling Castle and the passing of Sir Pratchett (they happened at roughly the same time). Dragons at Crumbling Castle was simply adorable (recommended for young readers!) and I was very interested… 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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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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Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for the first book in this series, Joust. If you haven’t read Joust, please do not read this review unless you are ok with spoilers. This one is cute. I enjoy this book but not as much as Joust. Alta continues the story of… Read more »

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