Tag: high fantasy

Feb 20

Book Review: Queen of Blood

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst While the era of the western novel may have come and gone, this book, which came out in 2016, proves that high fantasy is still going strong. It has all the elements of an archetype of this trope: magic, queens, men with swords and armor, danger, a …

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Aug 20

Book Review: The Silvered

The Silvered by Tanya Huff This has all the typical paranormal romance/urban fantasy tropes set in a Victorian technology, high-fantasy world. It has sexy werewolves and mages, hot air balloons and cannons and muskets. At times it felt like a regency romance, with the status-mad mother of the female heroine and the description of the …

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Nov 11

Book Review: Four Winds, One Storm

Four Winds – One Storm: The Bone Brick City by Aaron Hollingsworth I got this book as an ARC from the author, who found me on goodreads. He warned me that the copy I was going to get was not formatted well, so I’ll assume that if you buy this book the weird margins and …

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Jul 24

Book Review: Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin I’ll have to agree with the general assertion that this is the weakest novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I’ve heard the story that this and DANCE WITH DRAGONS were meant to be a single novel, and that GRRM had to split them into …

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Jul 14

Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch This is the second book in Scott Lynch’s “Gentleman Bastards” series, but I don’t think you have to have read THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA to appreciate it. Lynch’s world is an amazing tapestry of fantasy cultures. Cities have infrastructure of ancient techonolgies, bondsmagi alter lives like …

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