Posts Categorized: Fantasy – Hopeful

Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Joust, the first book in Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters series, is a wonderfully rich re-imagining of ancient Egypt. The story follows a young serf, Vetch, as he slowly gains agency. Vetch is an Altan serf. He became a serf when Alta lost a major war with their neighbor Tia. Vetch’s… Read more »

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Andre Norton’s Witch World: Estcarp, Escore, and Karsten

Andre Norton’s Witch World: Estcarp, Escore, and Karsten

Estcarp, Escore, and Karsten Estcarp and Escore are the primary countries where the following books are located. Estcarp and Escore are both rife with magic (witches, warlocks and Adept Sorcerers) while Karsten has very few and mostly hidden magic practitioners. Witchcraft is outlawed in Karsten and is punishable by death…. Read more »

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Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked… Read more »

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Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

  This one was a slog. I bought this as part of omnibus based off of a great blurb. I started and stopped it a couple of times but I finally buckled down and read in starting in January. It took me forever to finish this book – it’s not… Read more »

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DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

There are no heroes. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man… Read more »

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