Tag Archives: Steven Brust

VALLISTA

Vallista by Steven Brust Genre: Fantasy Series: Vlad Taltos #15 Publisher: Tor Books (October 17, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 352 pages My Rating: 3 stars Vallista is the fifteenth installment of Steven Brust’s Vlad Taltos series, and while these books are in a downward trajectory after … Continue reading

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FUNDAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (NOVEMBER 6, 2017)

Another week begins.  I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the promise of a new year and … Continue reading

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: BOOKS I FELT BETRAYED BY

Today, the guys in the Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday group have an interesting topic: BOOKS I FELT BETRAYED BY!  Beware the Ides of March! The books you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small. Interested topic.  One which makes me a … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY — JHEREG (VLAD TALTOS #1) by STEVEN BRUST

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again “There is nothing harder than reviewing one of your teenage favorites once you grow up.” And, unfortunately, Jhereg isn’t an exception to this fact. Like many longtime fantasy fans, I first … Continue reading

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TOUGH TRAVELING — ELVES

Every Thursday, Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn hosts a weekly party where blogs get to follow along with Diana Wynne Jones’ hilarious book The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel listing their favorite books with … Continue reading

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TOUGH TRAVELING – PRINCESSES

Every Thursday, Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn hosts a weekly party where blogs get to follow along with Diana Wynne Jones’ hilarious book The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel listing their favorite books with … Continue reading

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MOST DISAPPOINTING FANTASY SERIES (UPDATED)

On this “Most Disappointing Fantasy Series List,” you will find those novels that, in my opinion, are not enjoyable reads. Now, I love fantasy: heroic fantasy, epic fantasy, and all the other varieties (Grimdark was not a personal favorite, but … 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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Brust’s Phoenix Guard Too Wordy

My rating is 2 out of 5 stars. Steven Brust is an unabashed fan of Alexander Dumas, and The Phoenix Guards is his attempt to both emulate and exceed the swashbuckling master of such classics as The Man in the … Continue reading

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Jhereg: Teenage Favorite Disappoints in Re-read.

My rating is 2 out 5 stars. I read this novel when it was initially published in the mid-80s. It was a favorite of mine at the time, and I have always recalled it fondly. However, after completing a re-read, … Continue reading

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