Tags: Fantasy
Review of The Gaslight Dogs

The Gaslight Dogsby Karin Lowachee368pp (Paperback)My Rating: 6/10Amazon Rating: N/ALibraryThing Rating: 4/5Goodreads Rating: 3.83/5 The Gaslight Dogs is the newest novel by Karin Lowachee, author of a science fiction trilogy comprised of Warchild, Burndive and Cagebird. According to the author’s forum and a Twitter comment she made, there are two sequels to The Gaslight Dogs planned, although it sounds as if they are not yet under contract. This novel definitely feels incomplete on its own since there are still a […]

Review of The Thief

The Thiefby Megan Whalen Turner304pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.17/5Goodreads Rating: 4.10/5 The Thief is the first book in The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. The other books in this YA fantasy series are The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings (which was released today). The Thief won the Newbery Honor Book Award and is an ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book for Young Adults. According to Gen, he […]

Review of Sea Dragon Heir

Sea Dragon Heirby Storm Constantine384pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 5.5/10Amazon Rating: 3/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.53/5Goodreads Rating: 3.56/5 Sea Dragon Heir is the first book in The Chronicles of Magravandias trilogy by Storm Constantine. The next two books in this epic fantasy trilogy are The Crown of Silence and The Way of Light, respectively. The novel starts with the end of the independent state of Caradore when it is conquered by a king of a Magravandian house. The lord of Caradore is killed […]

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Review of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a debut novel by N. K. Jemisin, who was recently nominated for the Nebula Award for her short story “Non-Zero Probabilities.” Even though it’s the first book in The Inheritance Trilogy, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a complete story with a satisfying conclusion. The next two books in the series each focus on a different main character than the first one. According to Jemisin’s website, the second book The Broken Kingdoms will be released in […]

Review of The Book of Jhereg

The Book of Jheregby Steven Brust480pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.12/5Goodreads Rating: 4.17/5 The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust is an omnibus containing three books from his Vlad Taltos series – Jhereg, Yendi and Teckla. There are currently twelve books in this fantasy series (out of a planned 19) about the assassin Vlad Taltos, and the newest book Iorich was just released last month. The books are not published in chronological order, and this collection has […]

Review of Graceling

Gracelingby Kristin Cashore480pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.29/5Goodreads Rating: 4.17/5 The YA fantasy Graceling is Kristin Cashore’s debut novel. Her second novel Fire, a loosely connected prequel set 35 years prior to Graceling, came out last year. Cashore does recommend reading Graceling first to avoid spoiling part of it, and even though I read these two books in reverse order, I can understand why since it would have taken me a lot longer to guess what was coming […]