Posts Categorized: Fantasy

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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Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

So, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to those who know me but I’m a huge Andre Norton fan. HUGE. I mainly delve into her Witch World series but I also have/read a good handful of her other works. One of the things I love about Andre Norton… 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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Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Flourish (House of Crimson and Clover #0.7) by Sarah M. Cradit

Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Flourish (House of Crimson and Clover #0.7) by Sarah M. Cradit

In April 2015 I received a free copy of the anthology Red Hot Beginnings. Red Hot Beginnings is an anthology with fourteen (14) different full length series openers. I decided to start reading Red Hot Beginnings because it was an anthology and I am hoping to find a few good… 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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