Tag: victorian

Sep 10

Book Review: The Seance

The Seance by John Harwood This definitely delivers on the Gothic horror front. It’s moody, gloomy, and has plenty of lovers who die tragically in their youth. It has a treacherous bad guy, plenty of innocent maidens, and a crumbling old wreck of a house set in the middle of the haunted wood. The story …

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Aug 27

Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan Just when I think I’m tired of fantasy, something like this comes along and blows me away with its fresh new look. How can you make a book about dragons feel different? How can you make another too-literate young lady of breeding in a Victorianesque England-ish country seem …

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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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Oct 30

Book Review: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker This book is a classic for a reason. It has a lot of awesome horror and tension and adventure, with a mystery that probably would have had even more of an impact if I could have gone back in time a hundred years adn read this without knowing how the story …

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Feb 26

Changer’s Turf – Chapter Eight

New to the story? S’okay–go here.   Chapter Eight     Kit sat on the floor in the second bedroom, staring at the blank white walls. By the nightlight, she could read Solid Walnut Bassinet on the side of the cardboard box in front of her, but her night vision wasn’t good enough to read the …

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