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Tag: fantasy

What I’m Reading: Tree of Ages

Tree of Ages, by Sara Roethle, opens with Finn waking up, which is odd, since she’s a tree. Although now she seems to have arms and legs, and she finds the air is so, so cold. She tries to dig her feet in the… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Tree of Ages”

What I’m Reading: Bolivar’s Sword

Bolivar’s Sword, by Jamie Edmundson, is the second book in the Weapon Takers Saga. I reviewed the first novel in the series here. This review will be a bit shorter than that one, as most of the same strengths and weaknesses in the writing… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Bolivar’s Sword”

What I’m Reading: Toric’s Dagger

I was looking for a fantasy book with a bit of a twist, and thought Jamie Edmundson’s Toric’s Dagger looked like a fun heist novel–something like a team of fast-talking professional thieves out to steal valuable weapons. And it does start out that way,… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Toric’s Dagger”

What I’m Reading: The Way of Kings

My brother sent me Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings a couple years ago with his highest recommendations, but I’ve been put off until now by the sheer length of the book. It’s a bit more than a thousand pages, and I just don’t… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Way of Kings”

Top Five Songs to Inspire Fantasy Writers

In an earlier post, I suggested Five Songs to Inspire Writers, but as a fantasy writer, you might need something a bit different. That’s why I’ve assembled here the top five songs to inspire scenes of mist-shrouded landscapes, noble quests, and mind-bending magic. Read… Continue Reading “Top Five Songs to Inspire Fantasy Writers”

What I’m Reading: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I haven’t read Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream since I was a freshman in college, and when my father recently told me he was re-reading it, I decided to follow suit. It’s a short play, but packs a lot of plot and characters into… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

What I’m Reading: Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station is a book by China Mieville sent to me last Christmas by my brother, who’s getting his Master’s in English literature and recommended this highly. (I have previously, and quite positively, covered a comic series China Mieville wrote, here.) It’s a… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Perdido Street Station”

What I’m Reading: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

My wife read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children when it came out in 2011 and thought I’d like it. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to it on my reading stack until now. Apparently it was released as a movie a couple months ago; I’m… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”