Category Archives: fantasy

Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy twenty-somethings ★     ★    ★    A very, and somewhat surprisingly, good popcorn read. You know what I mean, right? How often had you had a conversation when a friend asks … Continue reading

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Vallista by Steven Brust

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   1/2 I’ve been a fan of Brust’s Draegera books since 1988 or so, and all have a spot on my physical bookshelves. So clearly, … Continue reading

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Jhereg by Steven Brust

Last read 2012 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   The release of Iorich sent me down the path of re-reading the Taltos series. While Iorich was enjoyable and engrossing, memories sent me back … Continue reading

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The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2   The City of Lost Fortunes has an intriguing premise. Set in New Orleans post-Katrina, it’s about the son of a magician finding his way when the local … Continue reading

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Touch by Clare North. Actually, read.

  Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mindbenders, maybe Dark Matter ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2     Kate Griffin–excuse me, Claire North–is one of a handful of writers on my ‘will probably read everything they write’ list … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, murder mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★    Another solid entry into the World of the Lupi series. Rule Turner and his fiance Lily Yu have returned to San Diego to catch a … Continue reading

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Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of early Anita Blake, Kate Daniels ★    ★    ★   ★     Every now and then I read a review that mentions something along the lines of, “I’m not going to summarize this book because … Continue reading

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Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, Kate Daniels ★    ★   ★   ★    I can’t imagine why I dropped this series. Actually, I can: while I waiting for Wilks to write the next book, I broke up with … Continue reading

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Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★   ★   1/2 I’m going to shamelessly borrow a technique from my friend and buddy-reader, Mimi, and shorthand this as: ‘The one where Lily becomes two people, visits Dis with … Continue reading

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