Tag Archives: Steven Brust

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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