Genre: Fantasy

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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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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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Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

  This was adorable! I quite enjoyed every minute of this read – and I’ve been a very fussy reader lately. Cimorene is curious about everything – except those things deemed appropriate for princesses. After being told by her parents she was going to be married off to someone she… Read more »

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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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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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Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

There are no words. I just don’t have the words to describe this enough to get out a review. I don’t have the words to express my relationship with Gardens of the Moon. I am…my mind is BLOWN. It’s genius. It’s intimidating. The sheer scope of what was going on… Read more »

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Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

I’ve heard of this book (and Diana Wynne Jones) before but I’d never read any of her work. Jones was on Mt. TBR but I pushed Howl’s Moving Castle up because it was picked to be a book club group read. WOW! I really loved this book. It’s a quite… Read more »

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Review: Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad #3) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Review: Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad #3) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Magician’s Gambit starts with the company on a ship sailing out of Nyissa. While Belgarath and Silk were away from the company, they discovered that Zedar no longer had the Orb. Zedar and Ctuchick (also a disciple of Torak) fought and Zedar fled.. Ctuchick too the Orb to Rak Cthol… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Note: This is one of my favorite series. I read this series, it’s sequel The Mallorean, and Belgarath the Sorcerer yearly. Queen of Sorcery is the second book in The Belgariad series by David Eddings. In comparison to the first book, Queen of Sorcery gives the reader a lot more… Read more »

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