Tag Archives: Fantasy literature

Wizard’s Coming Made Me Want to Leave!

My rating is 2 out of 5 stars. This was a decent short story, which introduces readers to Juliet E. McKenna’s The Hadrumal Crisis fantasy series. The Wizard’s Coming might actually be a true prequel to that series, but since … Continue reading

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Brokedown Palace More Political Than Fantastical

My rating is 1 out of 5 stars. Brokedown Palace is a fantasy fable, as told by Stephen Brust. The tale itself is set in the Dragaeran world of Vlad Taltos in the human (Easterner) kingdom of Fenario, which borders … Continue reading

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Wounded Warrior Fizzled

My rating is 1 out of 5 stars. A Vietnam vet lives alone in the country. He seems normal enough, but he has a secret you see: there is a door in his home that opens onto another world. This … Continue reading

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From Man to Man Great Introduction to New Series

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. When I sampled this short story, I was in the process of reading David Gemmell’s Troy series, so that type of epic fantasy writing was what I was accustom to. Imagine my … Continue reading

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THE VISCOUNT AND THE WITCH (RIYRIA SHORT STORY) by MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN

The Viscount and the Witch by Michael J. Sullivan Genre: Fantasy Series: The Riyria Chronicles #1.5 Publisher: Ridan Publishing (October 1, 2011) Length: 43 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. “The Viscount and … Continue reading

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THE BLACK FORTRESS by JIM MELVIN

The Black Fortress by Jim Melvin Genre: Fantasy Series: The Death Wizard Chronicles Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (March 28, 2013) Author Information:Website Length: 28 pages My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Something is missing. That was the thought I … Continue reading

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Review – The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow #2) by Janny Wurts | Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Great review of an epic fantasy series that people seem to either love or hate. Check it out. Review – The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow #2) by Janny Wurts | Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy via … Continue reading

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Top 100 Fantasy & Scifi Books

The top list as voted on by readers back in August 2011. I agree with many of the books, do not with some, and have not read most. Take a look and see what you think. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books

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Fantasy Violence: Too Realistic or Not?

Many reviewers believe fantasy has become too violent, too ultra-realistic in that violence. Many of those critics point to Mark Lawrence’s series The Broken Empire as a prime example of their premise. Since Emperor of Thrones was released today, I … Continue reading

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Big Release Day for Fantasy Fans!

Lots of great, epic fantasy books being released today. Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire) by Mark.Lawrence The Crown Tower(The Riyria Chronicles) by Michael J. Sullivan. The Companions (The Sundering) by R.A. Salvatore. I’m looking forward to the first two, have … Continue reading

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