Posts Categorized: Fantasy

Review: Of Swine and Roses by Ilona Andrews

Review: Of Swine and Roses by Ilona Andrews

*sigh* This was so good. Just…so short. 🙁 I’m a greedy reader when it comes to Ilona Andrews and I always want MOAR. 😀 This is a super short-short that *could* be tied into the new Hidden Legacy series. I say “could” because this story was the catalyst for both… Read more »

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Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Sir Terry Pratchett

Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Sir Terry Pratchett

Dragons at Crumbling Castle is an adorable selection of short stories and illustrations. This title is a book club pick – it’s a bit younger than I normally care to read – and I’m pretty happy I was introduced to this novel via my book club. There are quite a… Read more »

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Review: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #20 by Alex de Campi & Neil Googe (Illustrator)

Review: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #20 by Alex de Campi & Neil Googe (Illustrator)

I’m not much of a comic book or graphic novel reader. I can’t really deal with all the pictures and colors – a little too much stimulation for me. I will read the occasional comic, however. Especially if I’m excited about the content. So it should come as no surprise… Read more »

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Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

When I was a kid, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books were one of my favorite kinds of books. They both thrilled me and made me nervous at the same time: the uncertainty that comes with open ended stories always cause me some concern, lol. So I was rather excited when… 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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Video Game Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC Only)

Video Game Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC Only)

The core concept originates from one of the protagonists in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, namely Van Helsing, the legendary vampire hunter, in this case set in a similar universe that resembles Europe in the 19th century, where monsters, magic and weird technology is real. Our protagonist is the son of the… Read more »

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Wings of Fire Anthology Review: The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin *spoilers*

Wings of Fire Anthology Review: The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin *spoilers*

Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages’ wisdom, and winged weapons of war… Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today’s most popular authors, including Peter S. Beagle,… Read more »

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