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Review of “A Wrinkle in Time”

C I read A Wrinkle in Time in high school. It was a decent young adult fantasy. The Disney film attempts to capture it’s air of wonder and dark fantasy in bringing it to the screen, but manages to produce … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Graveyard Book”

* * * B Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” is a fun little fantasy novel about a boy who, after his family are slaughtered by the mysterious ‘man Jack’, is raised by the ghosts of the local graveyard. In the … Continue reading

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Review of “I Kill Giants”

* * C New on DVD, “I Kill Giants”, from Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films, is a young adult fantasy about a girl, Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe) who sees giants and claims to be able … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Dragon’s Path”

* * C The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham is endorsed by George R. R. Martin, and I can see why. It’s in the same “Sword and Palace Intrigue” subgenre of fantasy as Game of Thrones. The one major fantasy … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The False Prince”

* * C The False Prince is a young adult fantasy novel by Jennifer A. Nielsen. The book is the story of an orphan, Sage, told in the first person, who, with three other orphans, is taken by a nobleman … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Prince of Thorns”

* * * B This dark and violent post apocalyptic fantasy delivers solid entertainment. The first of a trilogy (The Broken Empire), it tells the tale of Jorg, a prince of one of the many small kingdoms which are fragments … Continue reading

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Review of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

* * * B Tim Burton brings us this original film (based on the novel) about a boy, Jake (Asa “Ender” Butterfield), who grows up with the stories of his grandfather’s magical childhood in Wales. When grandpa Abe (Terence “General … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Warded Man”

* * C The Warded Man, a novel by Peter V. Brett, is a fantasy set in an alternate reality where magic exists. In the distant past, humans fought a war with demons, finally defeating them and banishing them to … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The King’s Bastard”

* * C The King’s Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniels is a fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy, set in the imaginary realm of Rolencia. The subgenre is palace politics. The book follows the lives of three of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “An Ember in the Ashes”

* * * B “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir is a romantic fantasy novel revolving around a girl from an enslaved culture, the Scholars, and a boy from the ruling culture, the oppressive Martials. She becomes a … Continue reading

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