Tags: Fantasy
Review of The Charmed Sphere

The Charmed Sphereby Catherine Asaro384pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 3.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.35/5Goodreads Rating: 3.61/5 The Charmed Sphere is written by Catherine Asaro, who is best known for her Skolian Saga series of space opera. This is the first book in the Misted Cliffs series, currently comprised of five romantic fantasy novels and the story “Moonglow” from the Charmed Destinies collection. I have enjoyed the three Skolian novels I have read, and I found The Charmed Sphere entertaining, although a […]

Review of Kushiel’s Dart

Kushiel’s Dartby Jacqueline Carey901pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8.5/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.3/5Goodreads Rating: 4.48/5 Kushiel’s Dart is the first book in the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. The series contains two related trilogies, each about different main characters with Naamah’s Kiss, the first book in a third trilogy coming out in June 2009. Kushiel’s Dart is followed by Kushiel’s Chosen and Kushiel’s Avatar, and the second trilogy consists of Kushiel’s Scion, Kushiel’s Justice, and Kushiel’s Mercy respectively. This is one […]

Review of The Jackal of Nar

The Jackal of Narby John Marco768pp (Paperback)My Rating: 6/10Amazon Rating: 3.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.34/5Goodreads Rating: 3.9/5 The Jackal of Nar, John Marco’s debut novel, is the first book in a completed fantasy trilogy, Tyrants and Kings. It is followed by The Grand Design and concluded with The Saints of the Sword. The Jackal of Nar was unevenly paced, too long, and had a rather stupid main character, yet in spite of that I did find this character-driven novel enjoyable once it […]

2007 Releases

I realized recently that I have only read three books this year that were released this year (The Name of the Wind, Ysabel, and The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadows). To remedy this situation, I recently ordered the following: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (#2 in the Gentleman Bastard sequence)The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. TolkienFlesh and Spirit by Carol Berg (#1 in The Lighthouse Duology) Hopefully later this year I’ll be able to get some more […]

What’s New/Forthcoming

Here are some fantasy/scifi books that are fairly new or forthcoming this year. This is based only on what I’ve seen available on Amazon since I have no special insider knowledge about what is coming out, but Amazon is usually fairly reliable. Looking at this list makes me wish I were British, they get all the good books first! New Books Midnight Tides, #5 Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven EriksonAmazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon UK Note: This is new to […]

The Golden Compass Movie

I just saw a trailer for this movie (based on the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman) and it looks really good! Golden Compass Movie Trailer It’s supposed to be coming to theaters on December 7th of this year. I’ve had the books for a couple of years but haven’t read them yet – I’d better read them fairly soon.