Category Archives: Fantasy

Brightness, Here and Now

A Brightness Long Ago, by Guy Gavriel Kay I’m not going to try to write about Guy Gavriel Kay’s new book, because his writing is SO beautiful and it intimidates me to the point of incapacity to even think about … Continue reading

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Haters GOTta Hate

Instead of a book review, I thought I’d write a post about what’s been stealing my time the past 6 weeks. Whether you watch the  show or not, you’ve probably figured out by now that Game of Thrones ended its … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lackey and First-Book Syndrome

Arrows of the Queen, Mercedes Lackey It has been far, FAR too long since I read a fantasy book.  I suspect book clubs are getting in the way. Not many books selected by my fellow book clubees are fantasy books. … Continue reading

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The Eve of Destruction and a Nice Cup of Tea

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett This is my second time reading Good Omens and it’s just as good as the first. I decided to re-read it because some actual genius decided to make a TV mini-series and cast David Tennant … Continue reading

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Fossil Hunter, Robert J. Sawyer

Fossil Hunter Book Two of the Quintaglio Ascension In this trilogy, the Quintaglio race discovers that their world is a spherical moon orbiting a Jupiter-like planet, and that the tidal forces resulting from their proximity to the planet will break … Continue reading

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Far-Seer, Robert J. Sawyer

Far-Seer Book One of the Quintaglio Ascension Far-Seer is the first book in a trilogy that takes place on a world where dinosaurs rather than homo sapiens have evolved into the intelligent species. Book one follows the discoveries of a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the script book for a play written by Jack Thorne, based on an original new HP story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John … Continue reading

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Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay

Book 26: Children of Earth and Sky It is always a long wait for the next Guy Gavriel Kay book (actually, a month would be a long wait!). But we are always oh! so excited when he finally releases a … Continue reading

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The Illegal, Lawrence Hill

Book 24: The Illegal Interestingly, The Illegal turned out to be a pseudo-fantasy in that it takes place on current-day earth, but in the made-up, neighouring, island countries of Freedom State and Zantoroland. The protagonist is a black long-distance runner … Continue reading

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Practical Demonkeeping, Christopher Moore

Book 20: Practical Demonkeeping I’ve been procrastinating. One of the challenges of the book-a-week challenge is the lack of any down time in between books to simply sit back and savour my enjoyment of the book I just finished. Sometimes … Continue reading

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