Category Archives: Fantasy

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Do you know what unicorns, teenager girls and Alexander the Great have in common?  No?  Clearly you need to delve in Diana Peterfreund’s marvelous new novel Rampant.   Astrid Llewelyn always thought her mother was more than a little nuts.  Besieged … Continue reading

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Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

This debut novel from Cindy Pon has received a lot of buzz from a surprisingly diverse set of authors. I first heard about the book from Sherwood Smith, author of the Inda high fantasy series and then again from Meg … Continue reading

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The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Julie Berry’s The Amaranth Enchantment is a lovely novel that I happened upon quite by accident. It is a debut book in the vein of writers such as Gail Carson Levine, Donna Jo Napoli, or Shanno Hale. I’m always excited … Continue reading

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Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce is the second book in the Legend of Beka Cooper series. Set in the land of Tortall, almost two hundred years before her popular series Song of the Lioness, Bloodhound is a different sort of beast … Continue reading

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Inda, The Fox and Orson Scott Card

A favourite author of mine just released her second adult fantsy novel in August, its The Fox by Sherwood Smith. This is the sequel to last year’s Inda. Inda was great…Fox is better. But don’t take my word for it, … Continue reading

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One Good Knight

Mercedes Lackey’s latest offering in her “500 Kingdom’s” series lacks the charm of the first entry, The Fairy Godmother. There are some entertaining moments in One Good Knight, and interesting premises – perhaps my complaints stem from an over familiarity … Continue reading

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The Safe-Keeper’s Secret by Sharon Shinn

Sharon Shinn’s elegant little novel is one of the more enjoyable things I’ve happened upon this summer. Some months ago I had read her novel, Summer’s at Castle Auburn had been keeping an eye out for more of her books … Continue reading

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The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe

I picked up Shana Abe’s book at the library on a bit of whimsy. I’m always looking for new things to read. This particular novel suited my fancy quite well. This book is hard to shoe horn into a category; … Continue reading

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Dawn Cook’s Truth series

The computer ate the nice long post I was working on about this series, which I recently read in its four book entirity. Shame on the computer. Suffice it to say they were good; I teared up at the end … Continue reading

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Sharon Shinn’s Summers at Castle Auburn

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn was recommended to me through an author’s blog, though I’m embarrassed to admit I forget which one. I found it recently at the library and picked it up on a whim. The book … Continue reading

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