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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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Ursula K. Le Guin Calls on Fantasy and Sci Fi Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism

Ursula Le Guin, author of one of the pillars of modern fantasy, the Earthsea Trilogy, and some fantastic science fiction, including “The Lathe of Heaven”, speaks out against greed in the publishing industry: I believe the brick and mortar publishing … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Iron Trial”

* * * B The Iron Trial is a fantasy novel by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire (author of the excellent “City of Bones”). The Iron Trial is targeted at young adults, and is a very easy read, taking me … Continue reading

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